1. You need to go to someone incredible to get fantastic results.
This is an aesthetic procedure but it’s also a serious dental procedure, so you’re going to want to see the cosmetic dentist’s work to make sure they’re good and that you like their style. Also, make sure you approve of their before and afters, and that you’re able to see their work 10 years later and still like it.
2. Veneers aren’t a must, but they’re an option.
Anyone can benefit from veneers if you don’t like the look of your teeth or overall smile, but people who want to correct an issue. For example, he has patients who don’t want to undergo braces (again!) yet still have crooked teeth, others who don’t like the color of their teeth and want to whiten them permanently, and some patients who have chipped front teeth or who’ve simply had thicker porcelain veneers done in the past and want a more natural finish.
3. One smile does not fit everyone.
“Patients come in with an idea of what they don’t like about their teeth, and then my job is to take what they don’t like and actually make it work for them.” FYI: Unlike hairstyles, you can’t just take a picture of Gisele into his or someone else’s office and say I want her exact smile, please! because what works for her face won’t work for yours.
4. You don’t have to veneer all of your teeth.
You can do one tooth (let’s say you tripped and fell when you were little and now it has a gray cast to it) or your entire set of teeth—it really just depends on your needs and budget. “If people ask me to do just their front teeth, there are parameters I have to respect though. For example, when I did Huda’s teeth, I only did four on the top front, because the rest of her smile was already in a good place, so I was able to fit those four veneers in perfectly like a puzzle piece.”
5. If you’re planning on getting lip injections (or any type of plastic surgery), tell your dentist about it before getting veneers.Read more here
if you get lip injections, whether or not you have veneers, it can cast a shadow over your teeth, making them appear more gray, he adds. Wild, right? WHO KNEW.
6. The color of a veneer is a really tricky thing.
People always want their teeth to look natural and white. But your teeth are either yellow-white or gray-white by nature, but everyone wants white-white. So, the trick is making their smile white without making their teeth appear dense, opaque, and fake. To find the perfect shade, he mainly looks at a person’s skin tone to make a customized decision, which he relays to his team of ceramists.
7. After you discuss your veneer wants and needs, temporary versions are made.
To make sure you’re going to like what you just discussed with your dentist, a mold of your teeth is taken and temporary veneers are then made out of a liquid composite. Think of it as a blueprint for your teeth.