Dental Veneers: What are they?

May 6, 2019

What are veneers?

Veneers are durable, wafer-thin porcelain or ceramic shells designed to look just like your own teeth.  Each long-lasting veneer is shaped to match the size, shape, and color of your teeth.  Once tailored to your teeth specifications, they are placed on top of your natural teeth (they do not replace your natural teeth.)

When are veneers used?

Since teeth become worn over the years, teeth may begin to look dull.  Drinking coffee and tea for years on end can contribute to discoloration and stains.  Genetics may cause gaps or uneven spacing between teeth.  Grinding teeth can lead to uneven teeth.

Veneers are used to correct these types of dental cosmetic inadequacies.  Veneers are versatile and can be used to close gaps between teeth, even out teeth length, cover stains, and to restore broken, cracked or chipped teeth.

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

You are a good candidate for veneers if you have strong and healthy natural teeth along with minor cosmetic imperfections that you would like to correct.  Veneers are a simple, fantastic solution for most minor dental cosmetic imperfections.

What are the benefits of veneers?

Veneers are the perfect solution for tooth repair:  they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth.  They are made of stain-resistant porcelain or ceramic, so they won’t stain or become discolored.  Veneers are designed to be strong and long-lasting.  Veneers look just like your other teeth, so nobody will be able to tell which teeth are natural and which have veneers.  Moreover, veneers stay vibrant for decades when you take care of your teeth daily and visit your dentist checkups on a regular basis. 

If you need to repair a cracked or broken tooth or convert your smile, the talented team of dentists and endodontists at Miro Dental Center can help.  And, the process for placing veneers is easy and painless.  To learn more about the procedure, click here.

Miro Dental Center

Dr. Claudio Miro and associates have been treating patients in the greater Miami area for over 30 years. As a team, we believe that the patient is of upmost importance at every level.   We take pride in the care we provide to our patients at Miro Dental Centers. We take the time to make sure our patients are fully informed and are given all treatment options.  Our goal is to provide our patients with optimal oral health by using state of the art technology.

With the dental field rapidly advancing, we are always looking for new and innovative treatments to serve our patients. We provide all types of services, including dental cleanings, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

If you have questions about your dental health or would like to schedule an appointment at our offices in Coral Gables, Kendall, Hialeah, or Hollywood, please contact us today at 305-442-7444.