Benefits of Veneers

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If you are looking for ways to improve the looks of your teeth, there are plenty of services available to help your smile insecurities. One of the quickest, most gratifying cosmetic dental procedures is the simple installation of porcelain veneers. By using ultra-thing porcelain shells that bond directly to your teeth, the dentist can correct imperfects such as teeth that are crooked, misshapen, or stained.

That being said, here are some benefits of porcelain veneers.


One reason my many adults avoid getting orthodontics is that they often do not want to go through the time it takes to straighten their teeth. Plus, traditional metal braces are quite noticeable, which makes for a not so aesthetic appearance. An immediate way to straighten minor crookedness in teeth is to get veneers. Each veneer is custom designed so it can be made to make your teeth look perfectly straight, without having to wait on braces.


Veneers are crafted from special dental porcelain that mimics the same light reflecting qualities as our natural teeth. This way, the veneers will even have that natural translucent-like appearance as teeth, only whiter and perfectly shaped! The material used for veneers is durable and reportedly lasts 10 years or more. Of course, good oral care is essential in prolonging the life of veneers.

There is also the option of getting composite veneers, which are typically less expensive, although just as aesthetic and durable.


With veneers, the dentist can hide gaps between teeth, teeth that are chipped or misshapen, as well as badly stained teeth. Teeth do not always stain as a result of coffee, wine or other beverages or foods. Certain medications or medical conditions can cause teeth to stain from within, referred to as intrinsic stains, which are often nonresponsive to teeth whitening procedures. So, if you are looking for a way to permanently whiten your teeth and correct minor cosmetic issues with your smile, veneers may be right for you.

To schedule a consultation, contact Glen Park Dental today by calling (415) 585-1500.

Glen Park Dental is here to serve patients in the areas of San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland, California.