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Are Porcelain Veneers for Me?

Comprehensive Dental Group Blog - Are Porcelain Veneers for Me?

If you have discolored, chipped, broken, and misaligned or are not happy with your front teeth, smiling can have a negative effect on your confidence. Fortunately, just because you have damaged teeth or a less than aesthetic smile now doesn’t mean it has to last forever. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic answer to people looking for their dream smile.

Beautiful Appearance

Thanks to advances in materials and technology, porcelain veneers are made to look identical to your natural teeth. Porcelain is stain resistant and are made to match your surrounding teeth. This material most resembles the natural luster of tooth enamel, creating a beautiful, natural looking smile.


Porcelain is durable, a very strong material to hold up against normal wear and tear. Because veneers are a permanent solution, it is important to care for them as you would your natural tooth enamel. 

Are Veneers Effective?

If you are serious about changing your smile and do not want to experience orthodontic treatment or gum contouring, veneers can be used to create an aesthetic smile. Veneers do not protect your teeth from decay so you will need to maintain a daily oral hygiene and refrain from biting hard things such as ice or your fingernails. Routine professional cleanings remain important to good hygiene and to watch for any restoration needs.

Do I Qualify for Veneers?

Veneers are not recommended for teeth that are weak from previous fractures, have large fillings or have very little enamel left on the tooth. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth, you may not be the best candidate for veneers as any excessive pressure can put your veneers at risk.

If you are interested in revolutionizing your smile, contact us at our Larchmont dentistry office to schedule an appointment to find out more about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dental solutions. Our Larchmont cosmetic dentists offer an array of services to improve your smile!

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