How many Dental Veneers do I Need?

Jamie J. Alexander on March 14, 2018

If you are looking for a smile makeover in Boynton Beach, FL, Dr. Jamie Alexander will carefully examine your mouth, make photographic images of your face and smile, and present you with an optimal treatment plan to most successfully meet your oral health and smile appearance goals. Meticulous planning and treatment will result in long-lasting exquisite results. If porcelain veneers will be part of your treatment plan, you will decide how many veneers you want, based on the cosmetic and health status of your teeth and how many teeth show when you smile. For many patients, the per-veneer cost is a factor they consider.

Porcelain veneers can be used to mask discolored teeth, restore teeth that are fractured or chipped, close gaps between teeth, and increase the length and size of teeth that have worn down over time. If your front teeth are slightly crooked, veneers might be a solution without orthodontics.

Do You Require Both Upper and Bottom Dental Veneers?

Patients commonly anticipate they will need veneers on both upper and lower teeth to have a matched set, but this isn’t usually necessary. Upper front teeth are the ones that typically receive veneer treatment. Lower teeth may need whitening and/or some bonding to match the color selected for the upper veneers and improve tooth size and shape.

When you smile wide, you want all your upper teeth to match. For many patients, this will mean veneers on all eight of their upper front teeth. Some patients choose to treat fewer teeth to reduce the cost, and those patients can have more teeth cosmetically treated at time when they can afford them. If we have a master plan for your smile, we can do your dentistry in the affordable phases you choose.

If dental veneers are an excellent treatment option to improve your smile, they will be made of long-lasting, lifelike porcelain, and never stain. Not only is today’s dental porcelain durable, it strengthens teeth.

Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill. It also requires close attention to cosmetic detail, and Dr. Alexander has expertise in both. He frequently places veneers, designing each case individually to match and enhance the unique beauty already present in your smile.

If you have an uneven bite, your occlusion will be improved in the process of receiving your porcelain veneers, which will ensure that they will predictably last. Dr. Alexander is an expert in occlusal (bite) considerations and routinely provides occlusal (bite) therapy for his patients who need it.

If you are interested in the possibility of dental veneers, ask Dr. Jamie Alexander about them when you visit, or call to schedule a smile makeover consultation appointment. We welcome your call!