Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers? What to Know

Dental veneers can help make your teeth look white, bright, and beautiful. For some people, dental veneers are the best option to help them achieve their cosmetic dentistry goals. When you work with a dentist at Innovative Smiles, dental veneers may be an option for you. In this article, we’ll discuss what dental veneers are and who is a good candidate for dental veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers?

A dental veneer is a cover that can hide dental imperfections like stains and chips in your teeth. Dental veneers are secured permanently to the front of the tooth. Veneers are tooth-shaped and tooth-colored, so they look just like your natural teeth. If you get dental veneers, your dentist will even match the color of the veneer to the color of your other teeth, so no one will be able to tell what’s a veneer and what’s your natural tooth.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Below are some of the criteria that will help make you a good match for dental veneers.

Teeth Have Cosmetic Problems

Dental veneers are meant to cover up cosmetic problems like stains and discolorations. Misshapen teeth can also be corrected by dental veneers. If your teeth have structural problems like weak tooth enamel, dental veneers cannot correct this problem.

Good Oral Health

Having good oral health will help ensure that your dental veneers will last for a long time and will look their best in your mouth. Your dentist can tell you if you have good oral health, and if not, your dentist can give you recommendations for correcting this problem.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Do you brush your teeth twice daily and floss once daily? Do you see the dentist every six months for checkups? If so, you may be a good candidate for dental veneers.


While smoking won’t stain veneers directly, it can stain the teeth around the veneers, leading to discolorations and causing the teeth and veneers to become mismatched. If you smoke, veneers may not be the right option for you.

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Have Questions About Veneers? We Have Answers

Dental veneers are often used in cosmetic dentistry to help patients who have problems like untreatable stains and misshapen teeth. Dental veneers can restore your smile and help you feel confidence in your appearance. If you’re interested in dental veneers, a dentist at Innovative Smiles can help you decide if this type of product is right for you. Here’s what you should know about veneers.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are tooth-shaped covers that can be placed on the front of the tooth to cover stains and other cosmetic defects. Dental veneers are cosmetic only, meaning they can’t help solve structural or functional problems with your tooth. If you have weak tooth enamel and need something to cover your tooth, your dentist may recommend a crown instead.

Do dental veneers look natural?

Dental veneers are made to look entirely natural. In fact, your dentist will even match the color of your veneers to the color of your other teeth, so it won’t stand out at all. No one will be able to tell that you’re wearing dental veneers.

Can you whiten your teeth if you have dental veneers?

Dental veneers can’t be whitened, so if you whiten your teeth while wearing veneers, your dental veneer may no longer match your other teeth.

What are dental veneers made of?

Dental veneers can be made from materials like porcelain or resin. Porcelain lasts much longer than resin, but it’s also more expensive. Your dentist can help you decide which type of material fits your budget and meets your expectations.

Do dental veneers hurt when installed?

You should not feel pain when your veneers are installed. However, you may feel tenderness in the area where they were installed for a few days after the installation takes place. Once your mouth is adjusted to the veneers, you should not notice them.

Are dental veneers permanent?

Dental veneers are permanent. To install the veneer, the dentist must shave down a small layer of the front of the tooth. This means that once the veneer is installed, a veneer should always be worn on that tooth.

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