What type of veneers should I get?

dental veneers after and before

 Do you have crooked, misshapen, or badly worn front teeth that prevent you from smiling freely? Are your front teeth stained, unattractive, or oddly spaced?

Whether you are looking for an entire smile make-over or just looking to fix one or two odd shaped or colored teeth, dental veneers are what you are looking for.  Composite veneers can be helpful for one or two teeth but for more than that porcelain veneers are the way to go. This minimally invasive technique is a wonderful way to brighten your smile and improve any imperfections.

Dr. Bauer will explain the veneer process in detail and show you what you can expect to look like when done. Although newer ceramics do allow for a prep-less (tooth not cut) veneer, most veneers are typically an irreversible procedure and do require some tooth modification.  Is the prep-less veneer right for you?  How white do you want to go?  Do you want a more natural look or do you want people to notice?  Call today for a free consult to ask Dr. Bauer which type of veneers would be the right choice for you.

A whiter more captivating look!
Are porcelain veneers the right choice for me?

Without seeing you, no cosmetic dentist can say for sure. This is why we offer the FREE cosmetic consult. But most likely if you are wishing to improve your smile, at least some teeth will have veneers. Even people missing some front teeth may end up with veneers on the teeth that are not missing. The first step to any veneer consult will always be to ensure that your mouth has been cleared of infection and your mouth, teeth, and gums are healthy.

Already know Veneers are right for you?

Once placed, you will be pleased to see that veneers look and feel like natural teeth and even resist staining. Prior to receiving your smile enhancement with veneers you will be able to select the style of smile you want and then approve multiple versions of your new smile with us. First, you can see a computer image of your new smile, like this:


Second you can wear un-cemented Trial Smile temporary versions of your veneers for a days to a few weeks, like this two…………………..         This can’t be done for everyone and often doesn’t hide or change color very well but will give you a decent idea of shape of new teeth.


Finally, you will have a cemented Trial Smile temporary version that you wear for three weeks AND then we will try in the final veneers.  While wearing the final veneers, we will discuss any fine tuning that you want to have done. Not everyone will need all of these steps.  The number of steps will vary on what your smile currently looks like and what you want to achieve.  To give you an idea, here are two different examples of how you can do a “Trial Smile” before getting your final veneers.

In this smile we went straight to the cemented temporary version


In this smile she wore the un-cemented temporary smile for a few weeks first before going to the finals in the far right photo.

If veneers are something you are interested in please give us a call for your free consult and we can discuss your options!  For more examples of both composite and porcelain veneers click here.

Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD