Do Porcelain Veneers Have to be White and Look Fake

A common comment that patient’s who come for porcelain veneers is that they do not want their teeth to look too big or too white.  Cosmetic Dentistry is an artform and the results can be designed to achieve what a patient’s desires are.

In the case above, this patient’s desires were for natural shading, a more natural smile, and having the spaces closed.  The results show how using a blending of shades, textures, and anatomy on the veneers.  Different shades and shapes are also used for men and women.

Also of importantce sis to keep in mind the size of the veneers so that they do not look like“horseteeth” or chiclets.  Additionally, symmetry also needs to considered and planned out.

Non-prep (no grinding on the teeth) can sometimes be used or sometimes minimal preps can be used.  This is determined by the position of the teeth in the smile and the size of the natural teeth.

If veneers are being placed to restore worn or broken teeth,  it is important to find out why this has occurred.  Simply placing porcelain veneers may make the smile look nice but not correct the problems.   Functional Cosmetic Dentistry or Facelifts in the Dental Office can be used which can correct the bite as well as create a beautiful smile. 

In overview, there a wide range of uses for porcelain veneers and they can be designed to look natural and attractive in size and shape and color shading. 

If you have any questions about Houston Porcelain Veneers or Facelifts in the Dental Office, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIAPA, 713-668-2289.

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