All About Veneers

By January 26, 2024 No Comments

Are you looking for veneers?

Before diving into any procedure, you should learn some about it, and if its truly a good option for you personally. Here are some common questions that I get about veneers.

What are veneers? 

Veneers are thin colored covers made of porcelain that will change the shape of your teeth. They are permanently bonded to your teeth. And the goal is that nobody knows you have veneers.

Do I need veneers? 

The most important thing in my opinion is to find out if you really need them or if your cosmetic needs can be addressed through a different route. Sometimes it can be just a simple bleaching and changing some old composite fillings that are discolored, or maybe all you need is invisalign to straighten the teeth that are tilted. It is very important to understand your expectations of the treatment, and know what your end goal is. I always interview each patient and go into detail with them in order to learn about their expectations and determine their end goals.

Is this procedure safe for my dental health? 

Veneers are very safe, as long as your dentist knows how to do them. They can be technique sensitive, and depending on multiple factors, the dentist can determine ahead of time if they are a good choice for your teeth. Some of the things we look at are: the amount of natural tooth structure available, and the way your teeth bite together. If everything looks good, veneers will be safe, and can last a long time if you take good care of them.

Will they look natural? 

They certainly can!

The next case was addressed only doing veneers on the 6 anterior teeth performing gingivectomy on the 6 anterior teeth and performing a bleaching to help with the white lesions on the other teeth. They are very versatile and I always personalize them to each patient and their desires.

What if I just want one tooth altered? Will it stand out from my natural teeth? This is no problem, as I take pride on matching single teeth perfectly to the rest of your mouth. In the case below only one tooth was altered (the right front tooth), and the rest of the teeth were just bleached with whitening. Dr Carranza takes pride in a minimally invasive approach.

By Dr. Gabriela Carranza