Veneers are a lasting, affordable, and quick cosmetic fix for imperfections in your teeth that prevent you from having the smile you have always wanted.

What types of veneers are available?

Veneers are made of either porcelain or composite resin.

Dental veneers are most commonly made out of porcelain.

No-prep veneers like Lumineers or Vivaneers, on the other hand, may require some tooth preparation or alteration, but these alterations are minimal. In many cases, no-prep veneers don’t require local anesthetics.

How many veneers do you need?

When you smile, you want all your teeth to match and look good, right?

In general, people assume they will need veneers on both upper and lower teeth for a matched set of teeth, but this isn’t always necessary because it depends on how many of the lower teeth is exposed, and every face and lip line is unique to the individual.

For many people, this will mean having eight veneers on their upper teeth. For others, ten or twelve might be needed. And for some, only one to four veneers will meet their goal of having a great smile.

Small aesthetic changes might be made with cosmetic bonding on some lower teeth instead of treatment with more expensive veneers.

A prosthodontic consultation is needed to determine how many veneers are required or if veneers are the best option.

It is a good idea to have an even number of veneers. Eight, ten or twelve veneers give the best aesthetic results.

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