Elmhurst Veneers Dentist Explains All of the Ways That Porcelain Veneers Can Be Tailored to Fit the Patient

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on May 8, 2013

One of the first things that our Elmhurst dentists hear from patients considering cosmetic dentistry is, “I just want to make sure that my smile still looks natural!” Modern cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of—a smile that looks uniquely yours. Today we’re going to be talking about how our Elmhurst veneers dentists customize porcelain veneers to suit our patients. Read on to learn more…


The first thing we’ll determine is what size of dental veneers works with your smile and fits your need. Porcelain veneers are sized to suit each patient—whether you want to correct a large front tooth or a small incisor, dental veneers may be able to help you!


We’ll then shape your veneers to complement your natural teeth, and to improve the overall appearance of your smile. People naturally have different tooth shapes—some people have teeth that are rounder, while some have more angular square teeth. We will craft your veneers to either blend with your natural tooth shape, or adjust your tooth shape—making it rounder or squarer.


It’s also important that your veneers are naturally colored. If you’re having one or a few veneers placed, you’ll want to make sure that your veneers match the color of your natural enamel. So if you’d like to whiten your entire smile, you can use dental whitening treatments to lighten your natural enamel, and then have your veneers shaded to match. If you’re using veneers on your entire smile, our dentist will craft them to look white and sparkling.

As you can see, porcelain veneers allow patients to achieve beautiful and natural-looking smiles! If you want to learn more about how cosmetic dentistry treatments work, give our Elmhurst cosmetic dentist office a call to get started on the way to your dream smile.