Veneers are known for giving people beautiful, sparkling smiles that are usually naturally unattainable. 

When it comes to planning for this cosmetic dental operation, patients frequently have the most fascinating and valid questions. If you’re thinking about getting veneers for cosmetic reasons, your first concern is likely to be “can you get natural-looking veneers?” 

Keep reading this article to know more about veneers and answers to your most pressing questions about them. 

A cosmetic dentistry patient admiring her naturral looking veneers in a mirror at her dentist's office

WHAT ARE VENEERS?

A veneer is a thin layer of material that is applied to the surface of the teeth. Veneers can enhance the appearance of a smile while also protecting the tooth’s surface.

Dental veneers are a cost-effective way to beautify your smile. They are used to fix a variety of dental problems, including crooked and discoloured teeth.

CAN YOU GET NATURAL-LOOKING VENEERS?

Although veneers usually appear natural, they might end up looking fake in some cases. If you want your veneers to look very natural, you should seek the advice of a knowledgeable, skilled orthodontist

Choosing the right colour, quality and contour also goes a long way in making veneers look natural. 

WHAT ARE THE MOST NATURAL-LOOKING VENEERS? 

If you want natural-looking veneers, porcelain veneers are the best option. Veneers are a thin covering of porcelain that clings to the tooth’s surface. They are designed specifically for the person receiving them, including size, shape, and colour.

Porcelain veneers can be utilized for restorative as well as cosmetic purposes. They look very natural and last very long. They are also a very safe option because they do not cause injuries to the gums or other soft tissues in the mouth. Porcelain veneers have a reputation for being very beautiful and they can significantly enhance your smile. 

HOW MUCH DO NATURAL-LOOKING VENEERS COST?

Typically, veneers costs between $600 and $2,500 per tooth. Porcelain veneers which are the most natural-looking veneers, usually range in price from $925 to $2,500. (per tooth).  

FACTORS THAT CAN AFFECT THE NATURAL LOOK OF VENEERS

A cosmetic dentistry patient being shown the various shades available to achieve natural looking porcelain veneers

If you don’t want your veneers to look fake, it’s critical that you select the appropriate cosmetic dentist while also keeping in mind that the cheapest option is unlikely to be the best.  The laboratory that the dentist employs will have a significant impact on the realism of your veneers, thus it is recommended that you ask the dental office which lab they employ before getting your dental veneers. Aside from that, a number of things will influence how false your veneers appear and how good they are overall. These include; 

The colour of the veneers 

Your colour selection is arguably the most important factor in whether or not veneers appear to be real. If you don’t want your veneers to look false, stay away from fake-looking tints. The colour of one’s teeth is one of the most common issues that people want to solve with veneers. Although veneers can drastically alter the colour of your teeth, this does not necessitate selecting the whitest tint available. If you want to avoid your teeth looking false while still having a gorgeous, natural-looking smile, It is recommended you go for more natural-looking shades.

The shape of the veneers

Another advantage of veneers is that they can dramatically alter the contour of your teeth and, as a result, the overall appearance of your smile. The shape of the veneers is one of the most important aspects that will influence how phony your veneers appear. It’s crucial to seek guidance from your dentist on what shape of teeth will seem natural on you, as those with smaller facial characteristics will typically require smaller teeth, while those with greater facial features would want larger teeth to maintain balance. 

Material that the veneers are made from 

Composite, porcelain, e-max, and zirconia are the principal materials available for veneers. There are benefits and drawbacks to each. Composite is the most cost-effective and least invasive of all the materials. Because a layer of composite material is applied over top of the natural tooth, there is no need to file down any of the teeth with composite veneers. Composite veneers have the disadvantage of being short-lived, so you’ll have to get your campsite veneers retouched every 6-12 months. Porcelain is a great material for enhancing translucency and creating a realistic-looking tooth, so they are the best option if you want natural looking veneers. 

DO VENEERS RUIN YOUR NATURAL TEETH? 

The answer is no. Veneers will not ruin your natural teeth, they are completely safe. There will only be damage to your teeth if you do not take proper care of it. 

You can take proper care of your teeth by flossing regularly and avoiding a diet high in sugar. 

Other great tips for adequate care of veneers include;

  • Avoid grinding your teeth because it can wear down veneers, making you more prone to decay.
  • Foods that are rough, tough, or sticky should be avoided.
  •  Limit your intake of foods and beverages that can discolour your teeth.
  • If you ingest any things that may discolour your teeth, be sure to thoroughly rinse your mouth.
  • Do not use your teeth to open bottles, chew on ice, bite your nails, or perform other similar tasks.
  • Visit your dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning to eliminate any tartar that has developed up.

If you want to get natural-looking veneers, visiting a top cosmetic dentist is one of the best things you can do. Dr Cross is a highly trained professional that can help you achieve your dental goals. To get more information, you can book an appointment online or call 732-356-5050