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How Veneers Can Give You a Smile Makeover

Apr 17, 2023
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Looking to transform your smile? Veneers might be the answer. They are natural, versatile, and durable. Read on to learn more about the process and if it could be right for you.

A smile makeover can be transformative, boosting your confidence and giving you a reason to break out in toothy grins often. One of the most common ways to get a smile makeover is with veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells placed over your teeth to create a brand-new and stunning smile. 

At Proud to Smile Dentistry in Bernardsville, New Jersey, we believe everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. For our team of dental professionals led by Patricia Swaintek-Lamb, DMD, expertly placing your veneers is a walk in the park. 

Here, we discuss how veneers can help you feel more confident about your smile and what you can expect from the process. 

What are veneers?

First, let's explain exactly what veneers are. They are thin, custom-made shells made from porcelain designed to cover the front surface of your teeth, hiding any imperfections. 

Veneers can be used to address a wide range of cosmetic dental concerns. If you have discolored, chipped, smaller than typical or misaligned teeth, they could be your answer.

What are the benefits of veneers?

While many dental procedures enhance your smile, veneers are worth considering as they offer many advantages. Some of the top benefits include: 

They have a natural appearance

Veneers are custom-made to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. This means they blend seamlessly with your smile, giving you a natural appearance. 

They are versatile

Veneers address a wide range of dental concerns, from chopped to stained teeth. Whatever reason you have to improve your smile, they can be helpful.

They are durable

With proper care, veneers can last 10 to 15 years or even longer. This long-lasting solution means you can enjoy your beautiful smile for years.

They are stain-resistant

Veneers are made of porcelain, a stain-resistant material, ensuring your new smile remains bright and white even after enjoying your favorite food and drinks.

One of the most important benefits of veneers is that they aren’t high maintenance. After getting them, you can continue to brush, floss, and enjoy your favorite meals. 

What can you expect from the process?

The process of getting veneers typically involves the following steps:


The first step is to schedule a consultation with us at Proud to Smile Dentistry. During this appointment, we discuss your smile goals and determine if veneers are the right solution for you. 

We also review your dental history, examine your teeth, and take oral X-rays. If we discover oral health problems like a cavity or gum disease, we address those concerns before starting the veneer process. 

Tooth preparation

If we determine veneers are the right choice, we prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel, the outer covering of your teeth. This step ensures that the veneers bond securely to your teeth, creating a natural appearance.

Impressions and temporary veneers

After your teeth have been prepared, we'll take impressions of your teeth to create a model. We send this model to a dental laboratory, where your custom veneers will be made. 

In the meantime, we may fit you with temporary veneers for a "trial smile." The temporary veneers also protect your teeth and maintain their appearance.

Veneer placement 

Once your custom veneers are ready, it's time for the final placement. We carefully bond the veneers to your teeth using a strong adhesive. We'll adjust them as necessary to ensure a perfect fit and appearance.

After placing your veneers, we schedule a follow-up appointment to check your progress and ensure you are happy with your new smile.

Veneers are a powerful cosmetic dentistry tool to transform your smile and boost your confidence. Their natural appearance, versatility, and durability make them an excellent solution for anyone looking for a stunning smile makeover. 

At Proud to Smile Dentistry, we are here to guide you through the veneers process, providing personalized care and expertise to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Don't wait any longer to start your journey toward a beautiful, confident smile; make an appointment with us online today or call 908-221-1188.