Things To Know Before Getting Veneers

If you have ever thought of getting veneers, there has never been a better time. However, before you jump right into getting your dream smile, there are some things that you should know and consider.


You Need To Use Someone Qualified

One of the largest factors in patients that aren’t satisfied with their veneers is going to somebody who offered a really low price but couldn’t deliver on the quality that their patients expected. Instead, make sure that you go to a licensed and professional dentist. Ask questions about how often they do veneers and about any potential negative experiences that they have had. Additionally, you can ask to speak with a recent patient. All of these questions can help you make the right choice in your provider.

Veneers are One Option

Many patients want to get veneers to cover up an issue. Maybe you have had braces before, but there is still a gap in your teeth that you really want to fix. If you don’t want to go down the braces route again, veneers might be an option for you.

Different Smile For Different Folks

Many patients walk into their dentist with an idea, or maybe even a picture of exactly how they want their smile to look. While your dentist will work with you to find the right smile for you, it is important also to recognize that smiles don’t look the same on different people. You can work with your dentist to find the best solution to fix your concerns.

Every Tooth Doesn't Need a Veneer

Many patients think that if they get veneers that it will mean their dentist must cover each and every tooth. However, with advancements in veneers, your dentist can match the color and shape of teeth, so if you have a tooth that just doesn’t need a veneer, it won’t look out of place. This means that your dentist can target just the teeth that need it to enhance your smile without doing unnecessary work.

The Perfect Veneer Color is Not Pure White

While everybody thinks that they want perfectly white teeth, they just don’t match our natural teeth. Having completely pure white opaque and dense white teeth looks surprisingly unnatural. Your dentist will work with you to improve the overall color of your teeth while still making your smile look natural.

You're Going to Get Temporaries

After your teeth are prepared, your dentist will fit you with temporary veneers while the permanent ones are being created. While the temporary veneers won’t fit perfectly, many patients are much happier with the appearance that even the temporaries provide. In just a few weeks, you’ll have the permanent veneers installed.

Preparing Your Tooth

Your dentist will likely need to prepare your tooth to accept the porcelain veneers. This usually means that they will remove a small portion from the surface of the tooth. However, this usually means that they will remove less than even a single millimeter from the tooth.

There Are Two Different Veneer Types

Full veneers are the type that covers the entire tooth. Partial veneers, as the name suggests, only cover part of the tooth. If you have questions about which one is right for you, visit with your dentist. The different type will depend largely on your teeth and desired outcome.

If you would like to boost your confidence and self-esteem by improving the appearance of your teeth, place your smile in the highly experienced and skilled hands of our dentist, Dr. Cadle. Call our office today to schedule your consultation for a smile makeover at 727-312-1300.

There Are Two Different Veneer Types

Veneers are a great option for many patients to help hide minor imperfections or damage to their teeth. Veneers can help keep patients from needing to conduct expensive or intensive therapies and still get the smile they want.​​​​​​ If you would like to boost your confidence and self-esteem by improving the appearance of your teeth, place your smile in the highly experienced and skilled hands of our dentist, Dr. Cadle. Call our office today to schedule your consultation for a smile makeover at 727-312-1300.