Not all of us are born with perfect teeth. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic dentistry procedures to help improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. An increasingly popular choice is veneers.
Unlike other cosmetic procedures like braces or Invisalign, where your natural teeth are adjusted, veneers require covering up your current teeth with shells.
One extremely common question is whether veneers will look fake.
The short answer is that they shouldn’t look fake, but here’s a deeper dive into veneers that breaks it all down for you.
Veneers are shells that are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. They’re typically made of porcelain or a composite resin.
Veneers are a great solution for when simply adjusting your natural teeth won’t achieve the look you’re going for.
For example veneers are ideal for situations like, changing the color of your teeth, changing the size of your teeth, or covering up damaged teeth.
Will veneers look fake on my teeth?
No – a quality set of veneers that are designed for your specific needs by an experienced dentist should not look fake. The benefit of veneers is that they can actually very closely mimic real teeth.
When choosing your veneers the dentist will look at your existing teeth and the look you’re trying to achieve. Then they’ll use a combination of different factors to get the right veneers for you. They’ll look at things like:
- Color: What shade of white is the best fit for your face? For example, most teeth aren’t naturally stark white, so they can also look unnatural as veneers. If you are only getting veneers on a few teeth, they’ll also look at the rest of your teeth.
- Shape: What size teeth would be the best for your smile? Typically the veneers for each of your teeth will look a bit different, since perfectly uniformed veneers can also come off as unnatural.
Most dentists can also use technology to show you the results before they proceed with the procedure so you’re happy with the results..
That being said, if your veneers are made with poor-quality materials or they aren’t carefully designed for your smile, there is a chance your veneers could look fake. Veneers are already a massive investment and fixing them can be even more costly.
So it’s important to do your research and choose a reputable dental clinic when getting your veneers. They should also be comfortable answering any questions you might have!
Schedule your veneers consultation at Pacific Dental today
The first step toward getting a natural set of veneers is working with an experienced dental care team.
The team at Pacific Dental Care offers best-in-class experience when it comes to getting your veneers. Our team will work with you to craft the perfect solution so you can feel more confident in your smile.
Book your consultation today.