Do Dental Veneers Look Natural?

Dental veneers are an exceptional way to transform your smile. During the procedure, your dentist will remove a very small amount of tooth enamel, then permanently bond a replica made of porcelain or composite resin over your natural teeth. Veneers can correct chips, gaps, discoloration, minor alignment issues, and other concerns about your smile.

One question that patients have when considering dental veneers is how natural their smile will look after the procedure. No one wants to have obvious artificial teeth, so the color, placement, size, and material of your veneers are all important factors to consider when opting for this treatment.

Here’s how you can work with your experienced dentist to ensure your dental veneers look natural, yet incredibly enhance your appearance!

Customizable Options for Your Smile

Not every tooth will need to have a veneer, so you’ll customize your smile based on your goals with your dentist. Most people will choose to have the visible front teeth—both top and bottom row—fitted for veneers for the most impactful effect. Generally, back teeth do not need veneers to improve your appearance.

Your dentist will make every effort to ensure that your veneers match your natural teeth. Should you want whiter teeth, your dentist may suggest a professional teeth whitening prior to your procedure for dental veneers. That way, he or she can match your new veneers to your whitened smile for a completely cohesive appearance.

Picking the Right Material for Your Smile

Veneers can be made out of different materials that have different thicknesses, so be sure to discuss all your options with your dentist to determine the right fit for the most natural-looking result and longevity [1]. While porcelain veneers are the most resistant to staining, composite resin is another choice, along with Lumineers, a thinner style of veneer that mimics the translucency of your natural teeth.

Finding a dentist who is experienced with veneers is essential, as when working with different materials for your veneers, proper application goes a long way to ensuring you have a natural appearance [2]. You and your dentist can discuss the pros and cons of each material to ensure you make the best choice for your long-term smile goals!

Are Veneers the Right Choice for You?

When done properly, veneers can absolutely look natural and match your smile for a even, stunning look. Veneers allow you to retain your natural tooth structure while enhancing your appearance, giving you a long-lasting restoration option for your smile [3]. Are veneers the right option for your cosmetic dentistry goals? Make an appointment with your dentist today to learn more about how veneers can benefit your unique smile!

Sources:
1. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329696635_Success_of_dental_veneers_acc
2. https://www.nature.com/articles/sj.bdj.2009.609
3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/307781722_Esthetics_with_Veneers_A_Revi
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Do Dental Veneers Look Natural?
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Do Dental Veneers Look Natural?
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Here’s how you can work with your experienced dentist to ensure your dental veneers look natural, yet incredibly enhance your appearance!
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Leesburg Premier Dental