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Veneers: Enhanced Appearance For Your Teeth

Imagine having a shield over the surface of your teeth making them straighter, brighter, and more appealing than before. Essentially, veneers are exactly that. They’re a layer of porcelain or composite that mimic the appearance of your natural teeth to create a visually pleasing smile you can feel confident and comfortable with. If you’ve had to deal with stains, chips, misalignment, or gaps, then veneers may be an option worthy of your attention.  

What Exactly Are Veneers?

Specifically, they are a hardened resin designed to fit over the surface of your teeth. Porcelain is usually the preferred choice of resin material, though they can also be made from composites. After removing a small amount of enamel from your teeth, a mold will be made for the veneers to be designed around. Once they’ve been made, your dentist will bond them permanently to your teeth. The result should be a brighter, better-looking smile than you came in with.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both kinds of veneers. When discussing the matter with your dentist, there are a few key points likely to come into the conversation.


  • Sturdier and typically longer lasting.
  • More natural-looking appearance.
  • More resistant to stains.
  • Viable in a wider range of oral conditions.


  • Less expensive.
  • Quicker and easier to design.
  • Less invasive to apply.
  • More easily reversible.

Other Veneers & Alternative Options

Aside from the “traditional veneers” described above, there are also no-prep veneers or Lumineers. These are typically quicker, easier, and less invasive options, often available in a single visit. Depending on the condition of your mouth, dental implants or crowns may be a more appropriate option. A thorough examination by your dentist will help in determining the best solution for your overall needs.

A Better, Healthier Smile

At Smiles By Design, we offer a range of services to provide our patients with a healthy smile they can feel comfortable with. Visit us here to learn more and schedule an appointment today!

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