Dental Veneers: All the Essentials You Need to Know

For many people, the smile is one of the most remarkable features of the face. If you meet someone for the first time, you’ll likely notice instantly if they have a terrible smile or a ridiculously great one.

Nowadays, cosmetic dental veneers have become one of the best options for those who want to improve their smile and boost their self-confidence. It is important to remember that an enhanced smile can have a massive impact on your quality of life and happiness.

Porcelain veneers are now one of the best options available if you want to improve your smile dramatically. Porcelain veneers can be used to fix a vast range of teeth imperfections, including:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Discolored or yellow teeth
  • Oddly shaped or small teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Teeth gaps

Here at Dental Studio 101, we want to make your dental transformation as seamless and as convenient as possible, so we have built an in-house dental lab. Our in-house dental lab is equipped with advanced dental equipment so you can get the best dental services possible.

Dental Veneers Basics

If you are considering getting dental veneers, below are some of the basics you need to know:

Pick your dentist wisely.

While porcelain veneers are classified as a cosmetic dental treatment, it is crucial that you pick a dentist who also considers the health and function of your teeth while working on your new smile.

Minimally invasive dentistry is one of the areas we specialize in. When possible, we will ensure the underlying tooth structure is preserved when carrying out any dental procedures. 

Know what your other options are.

While dental veneers are considered one of the best options for those who want to improve their smiles, check with your dentist regarding other options that are ideal for your case. 

For instance, your dentist might recommend other alternatives like teeth whitening if you have discolored teeth or composite bonding if you have oddly shaped or chipped teeth. You can also check with your dentist if there are options that will require minimal maintenance as porcelain veneers will need lifetime commitment.

Veneers are not one-size-fits-all.

Our experienced and highly skilled dentists can create bespoke veneers that can suit your smile and face. Our dentists will conduct thorough consultations with our patients to understand better the results they want to achieve. 

Since not everyone talks, smiles or has the same facial expressions, we will create a customized solution to your dental issues. Rest assured, all the key factors are considered before your dental veneers are created.

Veneers will look more natural than perfect.

Many assume that they will have the perfect smile when they get dental veneers—smooth, symmetrical, and pearly white teeth. However, this is not the case. A great and beautiful smile is created by enhancing your teeth while still retaining its character.

To achieve said objective, veneers are made to look natural, with all the translucency, bumps, and tiny grooves typical of natural teeth. That said, people will surely notice your great smile, but they won’t be able to pinpoint what has changed.

Veneers are not reversible.

Dental veneers are permanent. In some instances, dentists will have to remove some tooth structure to achieve your desired outcome. It is also essential to keep in mind that while veneers can last for many years, they won’t last forever.

Typically, porcelain veneers need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. If you want to prolong the life of your porcelain veneers, you need to look after them accordingly. You can avoid replacing your dental veneers sooner than expected by:

  • Brushing your teeth twice each day
  • Flossing daily
  • Visiting your dentist every six months


Now that you are aware of all the basics of dental veneers, you are better positioned to decide if it is the best option for you. It would also be best if you give us a visit so we can recommend the treatment option that’s best for your case.

About The Author

Dr. Boyle

Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle

Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, AZ. As a leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation, she is committed to providing exceptional dental care to the local community. She is also affiliated with prestigious organizations, including the American Dental Association. Her extensive involvement in these reputable institutions speaks to her commitment to advancing the field of dentistry.