How Do Veneers Improve Smile Beauty?

When we think about cosmetic dentistry, most of us envision teeth whitening. However, we have procedures that can address a number of esthetic concerns. In fact, we have one unique restoration that can completely transform the shade and shape of a tooth. How do veneers improve smile beauty?

Try Our Quiz on Porcelain Veneers

  1. True or False: We can completely change a tooth’s appearance.
  2. True or False: Each one will be custom-made.
  3. True or False: Placement takes two visits.
  4. True or False: You can take steps to keep your restoration bright.

Answer Key

  1. True. The veneers will fit over the front and sides of the tooth, allowing us to reshape malformed or damaged teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may not respond to teeth whitening. We can also close gaps between teeth and correct the appearance of minor misalignment.
  2. True. We begin by removing a thin layer of enamel, which makes room for the veneer. We then take impressions of the tooth. Each one will be custom-made to ensure it blends seamlessly with your smile and matches surrounding teeth.
  3. True. We use the impression to design and then create the restoration. Once complete, the patient returns for a second visit, during which we check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and then place the veneer with a powerful bonding agent.
  4. True. While porcelain is stain-resistant, you will need to take proper care of your smile to keep your restoration bright. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before bed. Also, make time every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Try to avoid cigarettes and tobacco products, and also be sure you cut back on sugary foods and drinks, which can promote plaque buildup and endanger your new restoration.

Learn More About Porcelain Veneers

We can use lifelike restorations to improve the beauty of your smile. To schedule an appointment with your dentist, contact Healthy Smiles in Gary, IN, by calling 219-938-2637, or by emailing our office at We also proudly serve the residents of Gary, Miller, Miller Beach, and all surrounding communities.