Everything you need to know about Veneers

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Having dental veneers can make your teeth look as good as they feel, and they don’t require major surgery or extensive recovery time.

Veneers are thin shells made from tooth-colored materials that are bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to correct a variety of dental problems such as gaps between teeth, chips and cracks, gaps in between teeth caused by tooth loss, discolored or misaligned teeth, crooked teeth etc. Veneers may also be used when you have lost some tooth structure but not enough for crowns which can only be done if there’s enough remaining dentin (dentin is the harder material found under enamel on all teeth).

Veneers are designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile.

What is the difference between veneers and bonding? If you have a small filling, or if you have one or more teeth that are slightly longer than others, we can use porcelain veneers as a way to fill those areas without making it obvious that they’re different. Veneers are used as an alternative to crowns when there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support one. This can happen if a tooth has been broken off or lost through decay or trauma (such as an accident). A veneer offers an opportunity for patients who may not be candidates for dental implants because they don’t want something permanent fixed in their mouth but would like some cosmetic improvement nonetheless.

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How much do veneers cost? Veneers generally run about $1,000 per tooth with some variation based on location/materials used and whether porcelain or composite material is chosen by each individual patient

Veneers can resist stains better than bonded composite material restorations.

Veneers are also made of porcelain or ceramic, but they’re much harder than bonded composite material restorations. This means that veneers can resist stains much better than bonded composite restorations.

In fact, many dentists will recommend veneers over other types of cosmetic dental work like crowns if you have a lot of teeth discoloration due to tea, coffee or tobacco use.

Veneers may be used to improve the shape, color, length and size of your front teeth or to close gaps between these teeth.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain (a white ceramic material) that cover the entire visible surface of a tooth. Veneers can be made for single teeth or multiple teeth at once. These dental restorations are usually cemented onto existing teeth, although some types can be bonded directly onto the tooth with resin cements such as composite resin fillings.

Veneer placement is done by removing some enamel on your own healthy tooth and bonding the veneer over it so that it becomes part of the natural shape of your smile. If necessary, small adjustments can be made in order to make sure that it looks perfect before final placement is achieved

The benefits of veneers include that they can be used to solve a variety of dental problems and that they’re less abrasive than other restorative dentistry options.

Veneers are a good option for people who want to improve their smile but don’t want invasive treatments like dental crowns or root canals. They’re also less abrasive than other restorative dentistry options.

Veneers can be used to solve a variety of dental problems, including:

  • Discolored teeth

  • Chipped or cracked teeth

  • Large fillings in the front teeth

The procedure for getting veneers typically consists of two visits.

The procedure for getting veneers typically consists of two visits. The first visit is for our dentist in Hialeah to prepare the tooth and take a mold, which will be sent off for making your veneers. A second visit is required so that you can try them in and see how they look before permanently bonding them into place.

  • At your first appointment, you’ll have an impression taken of your teeth, as well as x-rays taken if needed. Our Hialeah Dentist will also check whether any additional work needs to be done on your teeth before they can apply the veneers—for instance, removing decay or fixing chips on certain teeth so they’re not visible underneath the porcelain coating.

  • Once this information has been gathered, our dentist will create a mold of each tooth using specially designed materials (such as impressions material) that bond directly onto each individual tooth surface without affecting its shape or structure once set properly into place afterward.*

During the first visit, your tooth will be cleaned, polished and etched. A mold will then be taken and sent to a laboratory where it will be used as a guide to fabricate your custom veneer.

Before you get veneers, it’s important to have a clean mouth. Our dentists or hygienist will clean your teeth and polish them before taking an impression of your teeth. Then we will use an etching solution that temporarily softens the enamel so that it can be bent without breaking or cracking. After this first visit, you’ll likely need to return for another visit where a mold is taken from which custom-made veneers are fabricated by a dental laboratory.

The second visit is required so our dentists in Hialeah can check the fit and color of the veneer before permanently bonding it into place.

The second visit is required so the dentist can check the fit and color of the veneer before permanently bonding it into place.

The dentist will also make sure that your bite is right, which means the veneer fits securely on your tooth without being too tight or too loose. If there are any problems with how well your teeth align, they may need to be adjusted a bit more before bonding permanently in place.

Veneers might be right for you if you want improved dental aesthetic but don’t want invasive treatments like crowns or root canals

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth. They cover the tooth and make it look larger, whiter and more uniform in size.

Veneers can improve almost all aspects of a tooth’s appearance:

  • shape

  • size

  • color

You may not know if you have veneers until they are put in place. That’s because they’re so thin that they don’t change the way you speak or smile, like crowns do.


We hope you’ve learned more about veneers and how they can help improve your smile. If you’re interested in learning more about this treatment option, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have and show you how we can transform your smile into something beautiful and healthy!

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