5 Things to Know Before Getting Veneers

5 Things to Know Before Getting veneers

Are you considering dental veneers as a way to improve the look of your smile? If so, you’re not alone! Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. But before you make the decision to get veneers, there are some things you need to know. In this blog post, we will discuss what dental veneers are, what they are made of, and how they work. We will also list and describe 5 things you need to know before getting veneers. So if you’re considering dental veneers, be sure to read this blog post first!

a single dental veneer

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are made of porcelain or composite material and are bonded to the front surface of your teeth using a special adhesive. Once in place, they will give your teeth a natural-looking appearance.

Veneers can be used to correct a variety of dental problems, such as misshapen teeth, chipped teeth, stained teeth, and gaps between teeth. Additionally, they are durable and long lasting.

What You Need to Know

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments because they are able to yield dramatic results with only a minimally-invasive procedure. However, there are a few things that you will want to know before committing to having veneers placed. Here are the five things you need to know before getting veneers:

They are Permanent

Once veneers are placed, they cannot be removed. Thus, it is important to be sure that you are ready for this commitment before having the procedure done. Veneers are a permanent treatment because the front surface of your tooth will need to be shaved down in order to place the veneer. This permanently alters the shape and size of your tooth, meaning that veneers will always be necessary to maintain a normal appearance and protect the tooth.

They Can Be Damaged

Veneers are made of a strong and durable material, but they can still be damaged. Porcelain veneers are stronger than composite veneers, however both types of veneers can chip or break if they are not properly cared for. Additionally, veneers can become loose over time and may need to be replaced.

They are Stain Resistant

man with veneers that are too white and look fake

One of the biggest benefits of dental veneers is that they are highly stain resistant. Veneers are made of porcelain, which does not absorb stains like natural teeth do. However, it is still important to brush and floss regularly as well as visit your dentist for regular cleanings.

You Can Go Too White

When choosing the color of your veneers, it is important to choose a shade that looks natural. While many people think that white is best color, this is not always the case. If you go too white, your veneers will stick out like a sore thumb and will look fake. Be sure to consult with your dentist to choose the best color for you.

You Don’t Need a Mouthful

One common misconception about dental veneers is that you need a mouthful in order to achieve the desired results. This is simply not true! In fact, most people only get veneers on their upper teeth or only on their front teeth. Veneers on the bottom teeth or in the back of the mouth are not as common because they do not show as much when you smile.

In Conclusion

In this blog post, we have discussed what dental veneers are, what they are made of, and how they work. We have also listed and described five things you need to know before getting veneers. Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can yield dramatic results; however, they are not right for everyone. Be sure to consult with your dentist to see if veneers are the best treatment option for you. Thanks for reading!

Dr. Sisko

Dr. Gerald Sisko graduated from Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1987. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Ohio Dental Association, and the Akron Dental Society where he is currently holding a council position. He has had the honor and distinction of being awarded “TOP DENTIST” in Akron and Cleveland as well as Northeast Ohio for the last several consecutive years.


Further Reading

Oral cancer medical concept as a mouth with malignant disease cells with 3D illustration elements.

Types of Oral Cancers

Oral cancer is a serious health concern that affects thousands of people worldwide every year. It refers to cancer that develops in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, hard and soft palate, sinuses, and pharynx (throat). Early detection and treatment are crucial for improving the prognosis of oral cancer, which underscores the importance of regular dental appointments. In this blog, we will explore the different types of oral cancers and highlight why regular dental check-ups are vital for early intervention.

Read More »
Close up cropped half face portrait of cheerful toothy woman with white teeth making surgery examination measuring standard size of smile with forefingers. Correction operation contouring concept

3 Affordable Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Welcome to our latest blog post, where we dive into the world of cosmetic dentistry to explore how you can achieve a brighter, more confident smile without stretching your budget. Cosmetic dental procedures have surged in popularity, with many seeking solutions to enhance their smile’s aesthetic. However, the misconception that cosmetic dentistry is extravagantly priced prevents many from exploring their options. Today, we’re here to dispel this myth by highlighting three affordable cosmetic dental treatments that can transform your smile and boost your self-esteem.

Read More »
damaged tooth with cracks and bandaids

What is Cracked Tooth Syndrome?

Cracked Tooth Syndrome (CTS) is a perplexing condition that can cause discomfort, pain, and sensitivity in teeth that appear healthy or have minimal visible damage. It typically affects molars, largely due to their role in chewing and their susceptibility to stress. Understanding CTS, its symptoms, causes, and treatment options is crucial for maintaining oral health and preventing further complications.

Read More »
different types of fillings: gold, amalgam, composite resin

The Different Types of Fillings

Dental fillings are a fundamental aspect of restorative dentistry, playing a crucial role in repairing teeth affected by decay or damage. With advancements in dental technology, a variety of filling materials are available, each with its unique properties and benefits. This blog post delves into the different types of dental fillings, helping you understand your options and what might be best for your dental needs.

Read More »