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Veneers are a huge part of cosmetic dentistry, ensuring amazing smile makeovers to enhance your overall appearance. Veneers can be used for several reasons, repairing many dental imperfections in order to boost your self-confidence.

Cosmetic dentists use veneers to solve a variety of dental problems including:

1)      Discolored teeth

2)      Gapped teeth

3)      Broken teeth

4)      Chipped teeth

5)      Crooked teeth

6)      Gummy smiles


Veneers have increased by more than 250 percent in the last five years, and continue to be an integral part of the smile makeover process. With veneers, you have the freedom to design your dream smile and achieve that dream smile within a couple visits to your cosmetic dentist.


How does the veneer procedure work?


Veneers are not only a great way to improve your smile, but they’re a fairly simple way to enhance your smile!

It only takes about three visits with your cosmetic dentist to snag your dream smile. In your first appointment –more like a consultation—you and your cosmetic dentist can sit down and chat about what kind of smile you want. You can bring in sample pictures of the look you’re going for to give your dentist a better idea of the image you’d like to portray. Images can range from feminine to masculine to classic to youthful.

In this appointment, your dentist will also assess the natural features of your gum line, mouth structure and teeth in order to devise an accurate and efficient treatment plan based on your physical attributes and personal desires.

In your second visit, your cosmetic dentist will prepare you for your veneers. This includes taking impressions of your teeth. These impressions are sent to the dental lab where a technician crafts your permanent veneers.

While your permanent veneers are being crafted in the lab, you will return home with temporary veneers inserted on your teeth.

In your last visit, your cosmetic dentist will remove your temporary veneers and place your permanent ones on the front part of your teeth.


Types of Veneers


There are different types of veneers, depending on your wants and needs.


Composite Resin Veneers


Composite resin veneers are designed in the lab by the technician and are inserted on the front parts of your teeth in the dental office. You and your dentist will carefully choose resin material to match your natural teeth, or a shade that compliments your needs and wants.

Porcelain Veneers


Like composite veneers, porcelain veneers require some prep work such as taking impressions of your teeth. Your dentist will insert these thin, shell-like coverings on the front part of your teeth, concealing your dental problems and enhancing your smile.




Lumineers do not require much prep work, if any at all. Lumineers are porcelain contact lens thin coverings that are inserted over your teeth to reshape your teeth into a brilliant smile. Painless and simple, the Lumineer procedure does not require any grinding or shaving of your natural teeth.