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Porcelain Veneers: Your Path to a Perfect Smile


Porcelain veneers are a remarkable opportunity to create the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether recommended for functional purposes or cosmetic reasons, our clients often describe them as life-changing.

Functional Excellence

Porcelain veneers are not just about aesthetics; they also serve functional purposes. They can reinforce and protect teeth that have been worn down or weakened by various factors. Whether you’ve experienced dental trauma or simply want to strengthen your teeth, veneers offer a reliable solution that goes beyond cosmetic improvements.

Cosmetic Brilliance

For those seeking a smile makeover, porcelain veneers are a true game-changer. They provide a canvas for crafting a smile that is perfectly aligned, beautifully proportioned, and exquisitely radiant. Whether you have stains, discoloration, crookedness, or gaps between your teeth, veneers can address these imperfections and create a stunning, natural-looking smile that enhances your overall appearance.

Understanding Porcelain Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-made shells that delicately cover the tooth surface. They are tailored to each individual, making them a versatile option for correcting a range of dental issues, including worn, crooked, or stained teeth. Notably, veneers are highly resistant to discoloration and mimic the appearance of natural teeth flawlessly.

The Natural Look of Porcelain Veneers

One of the remarkable aspects of porcelain veneers is their natural appearance. They are crafted to blend seamlessly with your original teeth, reflecting light just like natural enamel. Not only do they look incredibly lifelike, but they are also resistant to staining and do not experience wear and tear like natural teeth. With regular maintenance, porcelain veneers can maintain their beauty and functionality for many years.

A Personalized Approach

At Herriott Street Dental, our dentists collaborate closely with you to select the best veneers for your unique mouth, lifestyle, and personality. We believe that your smile should be a true reflection of yourself, and we’re here to make that a reality.

Schedule a Consultation

Curious about how porcelain veneers can transform your smile? Contact us to arrange a consultation visit. Our dedicated team will provide a thorough explanation of the benefits and procedures involved, ensuring you have all the information you need to embark on your journey to a more radiant smile.

Porcelain Veneer FAQS


Can I Treat Them Like Regular Teeth?


While porcelain veneers offer a fantastic solution for many individuals seeking a stunning smile, it’s essential to understand that they may not be suitable for everyone. There are specific factors and habits that could make veneers less recommended for certain individuals.

Who Should Approach Veneers with Caution

Bruxism (Teeth Grinding): Individuals with a history of teeth grinding, known as bruxism, may need to exercise caution when considering veneers. The pressure exerted during teeth grinding can potentially damage veneers over time. However, it’s not a complete deterrent, as there are options to address this issue, such as custom-made night guards to protect both natural teeth and veneers.

Severe Bite Issues: Individuals with significant bite problems may not be ideal candidates for veneers. It’s essential for veneers to function harmoniously with your natural bite to ensure long-term durability and comfort. In cases of severe bite misalignment, addressing the underlying bite issue may be necessary before considering veneers.


How Can I Care for My Veneers?

For those who are suitable candidates for veneers, proper care is essential to keep them looking shiny and flawless. Here are some tips for maintaining your veneers:

Avoid Excessive Force: While veneers are durable, they are not indestructible. It’s advisable to avoid habits like biting fingernails, chewing on hard objects, or using your teeth to open packaging or similar items. Such actions can potentially damage veneers.

Home Cleaning: Just like your natural teeth, veneers require regular cleaning. Brushing, flossing, and using non-abrasive toothpaste will help maintain their shine and longevity.

Regular Dental Visits: Routine dental check-ups are crucial for monitoring the health and condition of your veneers. Your dentist can detect any issues early and provide guidance on proper care.


What if I Don’t Want to Alter The Structure of My Teeth?

If you don’t want to alter the structure of your teeth but still desire an improved smile, there are several non-invasive or minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry options available to consider. These treatments can enhance the appearance of your teeth without requiring significant changes to their structure.

Another option might be Lumineers. They are somewhat thinner than porcelain veneers and are generally applied without drilling or freezing.


What Alternatives Can I Explore Other Than Veneers?

While veneers are a long lasting option, there are other alternatives you can explore: 

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is a non-invasive and popular cosmetic dental procedure that can dramatically improve the color and brightness of your teeth. Professional teeth whitening performed by a dentist can safely and effectively remove stains and discoloration.

Dental Bonding: Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored composite resin to your teeth to correct minor imperfections like chips, cracks, or small gaps. It is a conservative treatment that requires minimal alteration of your natural teeth.

Clear Aligners: If you have mild to moderate misalignment issues, clear aligners like Invisalign can help straighten your teeth without the need for traditional braces. These aligners are nearly invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning.

Gum Contouring: If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your gums (too much or too little gum tissue), gum contouring can help reshape the gumline to improve the aesthetics of your smile. This procedure is minimally invasive and can make a significant difference in your smile’s appearance.

Snap-On Smile: Snap-On Smile is a removable, custom-made appliance that fits over your existing teeth to create a more attractive smile. It’s a non-invasive and reversible option.

Teeth Contouring: Teeth contouring involves minor reshaping of the tooth enamel to address issues like uneven or slightly pointed teeth. It is a quick and minimally invasive procedure.


It’s important to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist to discuss your specific concerns and goals for your smile. They can assess your dental condition, discuss your preferences, and recommend the most appropriate cosmetic dentistry options that align with your desire to preserve your natural tooth structure.