Are Veneers Right For Me?

Dr. Raymond Rodriguez offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers have become increasingly popular among adults. You may have even heard of some of your favorite celebrities opting for veneers. Veneers are tooth-colored shells that go over your teeth. This treatment can produce a number of cosmetic effects, including covering discolored teeth and correcting the appearance of gaps between your teeth. While veneers give amazing results, they are an investment. A lot of patients ask us if veneers are right for them. Here are a couple of things you should know about veneers before making your decision!

How Do Veneers Work?

Veneers are very thin shells that are applied over the surface of your teeth. Before application, we trim a layer of enamel from your teeth, so that the addition of the veneers won’t make your teeth look or feel bulky. We then take an impression of your teeth to create the appropriate shapes and sizes for your customized shell covers. Veneers are made of porcelain or resin.

The Advantages Of Veneers

Veneers are a great cosmetic solution for gaps between teeth, discoloration, chips, cracks, and even minor misalignment. There are many advantages in choosing veneers as your cosmetic dental treatment.

  • The porcelain material that veneers are made of mimic the light-reflecting quality and texture that natural teeth have.
  • Porcelain is highly resistant to stains – cigarette smoke, coffee, tea and red wine won’t discolor your veneers.
  • Veneers come in a wide variety of shades of white. This allows you to choose a shade of white that looks most natural with your overall appearance.
  • For patient with healthy teeth, veneers can be used as a substitute for crowns.

Are Veneers Right For You?

While veneers serve as a great alternative to braces, teeth whitening treatments, and crowns, they are not for everyone.

  • Patients with severely decayed teeth or large fillings won’t qualify for veneers
  • If you are prone to clenching or grinding your teeth, you will be at risk of cracking or chipping the veneer shell covers
  • Because part of the treatment process requires removing a layer of protective enamel, your teeth may feel more sensitive
  • It is important to keep in mind that the process of veneers cannot be reversed

With proper care, veneers can last up to ten years, but they are one of the more costly cosmetic treatments available. For that reason, some patients choose to only get veneers on their most visible front teeth. Consult your cosmetic dentist to learn all your options.

Ask Your Dallas Prosthodontics Specialist

The best way to decide whether or not veneers are right for you is to speak with your doctor. Our staff members are always happy to answer any questions you might have about our treatments. Please do not hesitate to call us at 770‑212‑9691. You can also request an appointment to further consult with Dr. Rodriguez. We look forward to hearing from you!