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Ultimate Veneer Guide: 7 tips on Choosing Your Perfect Veneers

Cropped shot of a young caucasian smiling woman before and after veneers are installed isolated on a white background. Teeth whitening. Dentistry, dental treatment. The result of veneers installation

Veneers are an excellent solution for anyone looking to enhance the appearance of their teeth. They are thin shells made of porcelain or ceramic material designed to cover the front surface of your teeth and create the illusion of perfection. Veneers can be used to correct a vast range of cosmetic dental issues, including discoloration, chips, cracks, and gaps. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with some essential tips on how to select and design veneers that are perfect for you.

Tip #1: Consider your goals

Before you begin your search for veneers, it’s essential to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Ask yourself what cosmetic issues you want to address, and what you hope to attain from the treatment. Do you want to broaden your smile, brighten your teeth, close spaces, correct crowding, lengthen your teeth, or just create a more ideal version of your own smile? Understanding your goals will help you to narrow down your options and choose veneers that are best suited for your needs.

Tip #2: Choose the right material

Veneers are typically made from porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers offer exceptional aesthetics, durability, and customization, mimicking natural teeth with a translucent quality. They are more expensive but can last for many years. On the other hand, composite resin veneers are more affordable, versatile in shaping, and easily repaired. They may not have the same longevity as porcelain veneers and may be prone to staining and chipping over time. The choice depends on factors such as budget and desired aesthetics.

Tip #3: Consider the color and shape

One of the most significant advantages of veneers is that they can be customized to match the natural and brighter shade you desire. People say they want their teeth very white, but it is essential to choose a brighter shade that looks natural with their skin tones. With veneers, you can create the ideal shape and length to blend with your natural teeth and lip frame and that can complement your overall appearance while maintaining some of the characteristics that you want to keep.

Tip #4: Look at before-and-after photos

Before committing to veneers, it’s always a good idea to look at before-and-after photos of other patients. This will give you an idea of what the result will look like and help you to decide if veneers are right for you. We are happy to provide you with photos of our previous smile makeovers, and show you cases that are just like yours, to help you make an informed decision. We have an extensive library of before and after photos of beautiful transformations you can explore on our website.

Tip #5: Visualize and “Try-on” your potential new smile

Digital imaging can help you to visualize the possibilities and creating a wax-up of your ideal smile can help you to see the enhancements that can be made. The models of your teeth are built up in wax to see what can be achieved before it is done with porcelain. If it can be done in wax it can be done with the veneers. In order to create a wax-up of your smile, we would take impressions or a scan of your teeth and send it to the ceramist to build up and shape your smile to the ideal size and proportions that best match your individual needs. An index is made from this wax-up and enables the dentist to “try on” your smile with temporary material before you commit to the smile makeover.

Tip #6: Consider the cost

Veneers can be an expensive treatment, and the cost can vary depending on several factors, including where you have your veneers made, the material used, and the number of veneers desired. Feel comfortable to ask us about the cost of the treatment, including any additional fees such as the cost of the wax-up that may be necessary to create the ideal smile for you. Our dental studio offers payment plans and other financing options to make the treatment more affordable.

Tip #7: Choose a reputable dentist

Choosing the right dentist is crucial when it comes to getting the most natural-looking veneers. Look for a dentist who has experience in cosmetic dentistry and has a great reputation. Read reviews from previous patients and ask for referrals from friends and family members. A reputable dentist will be able to guide you through the process and ensure that you get the best possible results. A dentist who is knowledgeable and certified in Biomimetic dentistry understands the importance of conserving good tooth structure and has mastered the principles of adhesive dentistry. We encourage you to look through our website, read our blogs, see the smile transformations we have performed, and learn more about our commitment to aesthetic dentistry utilizing the principles, protocols, and materials of Biomimetic dentistry.

Choosing the perfect veneers requires careful consideration and research. By following Dr. Lazare’s tips on how to choose your veneers, you can ensure that you choose veneers that are perfect for your needs and achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. If we have spiked your curiosity and you would like to learn more about veneers or Biomimetic (conservative) Smile Makeovers, we are always available to you in our studio for a consultation (332-334-8290) or feel free to take a look at other articles we have published about this found on our website at

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