Your Complete Dental Veneers Guide

Dr. Jupneesh Singh received his undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. His fascination with dentistry started in the seventh grade when he decided at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a dentist. Dr. Singh has grown his practice and expanded beyond general dentistry, and received great training in prosthodontics and management of complex cases. Dr. Singh's focus in the practice is in "Smile Makeover" cases. Haute Beauty expert and recognized dentist Dr. Jupneesh Singh discusses the process of veneers and how it positively impacts your smile.

dental veneersPhoto Credit: ShutterstockVeneers are the perfect option for people who want to have a flawless smile. If you have some stubborn discoloration or maybe you chipped a tooth, or if you just want to change the shape or size of your tooth – veneers can be just the solution you are looking for!

Why Are Veneers The Go-To Option For A Flawless Smile?

Veneers can produce surprising results and transform your smile completely! After being named the Best Dentist in Phoenix by Phoenix magazine, I have the responsibility of always offering the best to my patients. But I can say that veneers are a great solution for cosmetic issues. The biggest reason why veneers are sought-after is that they can change the appearance of your smile while producing a natural-looking and realistic smile.

What Are Veneers And Who Can Get Them?

Veneers are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to the tooth permanently to cover its front surface. It can change its color, shape, size, or position. Veneers are suitable for single or multiple teeth – depending on your needs and budget.

Most people who have healthy gums and maintain proper oral hygiene can consider getting veneers, but the final decision will be taken by the dentist. You can discuss the number of veneers you would need depending on your smile requirements.

Veneers are both a cosmetic and a serious dental procedure. So make sure that you are fully prepared for it. Most dentists will create a mock-up of how your smile will look after getting veneers. This can give you a glimpse of your new smile and help you affirm your choice.

dental veneersPhoto Credit: ShutterstockDiving Into The Veneers Process

There are basically two kinds of veneers – porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are more widely used as they tend to be stronger, higher quality, and last longer as compared to composite veneers. When you decide to get porcelain veneers, your dentist will first create temporary veneers. When you are satisfied with the temporaries, you will take more molds, photos, and X-rays. While you wear the temporaries for about a week or ten days, the dentist will get the permanent veneers ready.

In the prep stage, your teeth may need to be shaved down, depending on your situation. For instance, if you are getting veneers due to discoloration, staining, or crooked teeth – your teeth will need to be shaved down. For fixing gaps or elongated teeth; you won’t need much prepping.

The biggest advantage of porcelain veneers is that they are quite resistant to staining. So you won’t have to worry about your teeth staining again.

Taking Care Of Veneers

Just like your natural teeth, you need to take care of your veneers too. You can get cavities even with veneers so make sure that you don’t skip on brushing or flossing. You should also visit the dentist for a thorough cleaning twice every year. In some cases, your dentist may request more frequent cleanings. While veneers don’t stain easily; it is still best to limit the consumption of staining food and beverages to keep your pearly whites whiter for long.

Are Veneers Worth The Money?

If you are really looking to change your smile, veneers are a great choice and worth the money. However, it does depend on the situation and the commitment you are willing to make. Since veneers are a big commitment, you should discuss thoroughly and fully understand what you are getting yourself into.