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What Are Veneers and Why Might I Need Them?

In some cases, a dentist has numerous options as a solution to your dental problem. He can talk to you about your options and which one could be the best fit for you. Veneers provide a dental solution a dentist can use instead of crowns, braces, clear aligners or specific cosmetic dentistry options, such as teeth whitening. Let’s talk about the purposes of veneers and whether you might need them.


Veneers are thin shells that cover your natural teeth. Usually made of porcelain, they look like real teeth to give you a beautiful, natural-looking smile. The dentist custom-fits them to your mouth, so they look and feel like normal teeth.

When you have veneers put in, the dentist files your natural teeth and bonds the veneers to the surface. Once put in, veneers can’t be reversed, yet they provide a permanent solution, unlike dentures.


Your cosmetic dentist might recommend veneers for many purposes. When your teeth are slightly misaligned, veneers can give you straighter teeth without braces or clear aligners. They could also solve a gap between your teeth. Further, veneers can be used to fix numerous problems, such as chipped teeth, fractured teeth or discolored teeth. They provide a brighter, straighter smile that can enhance your appearance.

While veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry that focuses on the look of your smile, they can also improve your oral health. Problems with teeth, such as tooth fractures or a misaligned bite, can affect your dental health and your ability to talk, chew and swallow. By fixing these problems, you can improve your overall health and well-being while gaining a better smile at the same time.

Veneers can give you a faster, more natural solution to having straight teeth without braces or clear aligners. They can also fix issues with the teeth and create an improved smile instead of turning to crowns, tooth whitening, and other options. Talk to your dentist about whether veneers could be right for your situation.