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Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Will Porcelain Veneers Improve My Smile?

September 21, 2014
Posted By: Dr. Wade Kifer
Veneers | Fayetteville AR

You may hear a lot of talk these days about dental veneers and smile makeovers. In fact, many of the most dazzling smiles in Hollywood may have had help with dental veneers or other cosmetic dental treatments. 

Veneers can dramatically improve your smile. In fact, if you have worn, cracked, chipped, or deeply stained teeth, dental veneers might be the best bet to address all of those problems at once. In fact, dental veneers also help address problems with crooked teeth and misplaced teeth, making them all appear uniform and youthful. 

What Are Porcelain Veneers? 

Unless you have the benefit of working in a dental office, you probably have never seen a porcelain veneer. A veneer is a thin, porcelain shell that looks like a tooth on one side and is plain on the other. In order to make room for your veneers, we will polish away some of the enamel, making it possible for an airtight bond. This will prevent bacteria and decay. 

Once we prep the surface of your tooth, we will secure your veneers permanently to your existing tooth structure, giving you a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

How Many Veneers Do I Need?

That is an excellent question with a complex answer. How many veneers you need depends on a number of factors such as the shape of your smile. If you have a wide smile with many visible teeth, you may require more veneers than someone with a smaller smile. 

If your natural teeth suffer from severe damage or stains, you may need more veneers to cover their appearance.

With a cosmetic consultation, we can answer those questions definitely so that you have an accurate idea of your treatment plan. For more information about porcelain veneers or any cosmetic dental treatment, please contact our Fayetteville dental office to schedule an evaluation.

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