Have you been unhappy with your smile for quite some time? Do you want to get porcelain veneers in order to fix your teeth? If you're on the fence about getting veneers, it may help to know these things to encourage you to make a consultation.

Your New Smile Can Be Visualized

Is one of the reasons that you've not sought out dental veneers because you are worried about how your new smile will actually work? Know that your dental veneers will be visualized before they are made. This is done by taking photos of your teeth and showing you on a computer what the dental veneers will look like. You'll be more likely to be happy with the veneers that are created after seeing them mocked up, which includes their size and color. 

You Will Receive Temporary Veneers To Trial

Once you decide to get veneers, your teeth will need to be prepped for the final veneers. However, you will also have temporary veneers put on your teeth until the final veneers are finished. This will give you a bit of a trial run with your dental veneers and let your dentist know if there are problems that would require modification. This prevents the need to make modifications to the final veneers after they are made, which will be much harder to do.

For example, you may find that the height of the veneers is not comfortable, or that you are having problems with the veneers when chewing. The trial is the best opportunity to figure out how the veneers are or are not working.

You Will Permanently Alter Your Teeth For Dental Veneers

Some people do not realize that the process of getting dental veneers will permanently alter your teeth. This is because dental veneers require taking off a thin layer of enamel from the tooth to make room for that porcelain shell. This means that if you decide to get dental veneers, you need to commit to them for life. There is no going back to how your teeth once were, since removing the dental veneers will expose that surface of your teeth that had enamel removed. 

Have questions about getting dental veneers that you still do not know the answers to? Be sure to schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your area that specializes in dental veneers. Likewise, contact a cosmetic dental office for additional dental information.