5 Ways Dental Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

Oct 11, 2023
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Are you tired of hiding your teeth due to stains, cracks, or a gummy smile? The solution may be as simple as porcelain dental veneers. Read on to learn how this simple cosmetic dental treatment can transform your smile — and confidence.

You don’t have to be born with perfect teeth to have a celebrity-worthy smile. You just need a top-notch cosmetic dentist, like the pros at Dental Studio of Pasadena in Pasadena, CA. 

Our board-certified cosmetic dentists offer a full menu of smile-transforming services, including porcelain veneers. Veneers are a quick, painless, and long-lasting way to correct many oral imperfections. Here, our team breaks down everything you need to know about achieving a camera-ready smile with porcelain veneers.

Veneers 101

Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells custom fabricated from porcelain and permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, concealing all sorts of issues. Before placement, our dentist removes a tiny bit of enamel from your natural teeth to ensure the proper amount of tooth thickness and to roughen the surface so the veneers stay in place. 

The procedure is usually completed in two visits. During the first, our dentist takes impressions of your teeth and sends them to a dental laboratory for fabrication. Once your veneers are ready, they’re affixed to the surface of your tooth or teeth.

Veneers can be applied to one or multiple teeth. 

Porcelain perfection

While veneers can be made from various materials, porcelain is the gold standard. Porcelain beautifully mimics the look of natural teeth and is incredibly durable. They’re also stain-resistant.

Common flaws veneers can camouflage

Veneers can correct more flaws than you may realize. Among the most common reasons our patients choose them include:


Graying, yellowing, or stains that have not responded to traditional whitening treatments are easily corrected with veneers. As mentioned above, they are stain-resistant and will remain gleaming white forever.

Chips and cracks

Veneers can exceptionally conceal chips and cracks in your teeth. This not only enhances their appearance but also reinforces their structural integrity.

Misshapen teeth

Whether your teeth are jagged, small, or otherwise misshapen, veneers can create natural symmetry. 

Minor gaps

Veneers can strategically conceal minor gaps. Severe gaps require orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalilgn®,

Gummy smile

If small teeth make your smile look too “gummy,” veneers can remedy this by making your teeth look larger.


Veneers may not be suitable for correcting major misalignment problems. However, they can fix the appearance of minor:

  • Cross Biting 
  • Twisted teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite

Your dentist at Dental Studio of Pasadena will evaluate your misalignment and help determine the appropriate treatment plan.

To learn whether you’re a candidate for porcelain dental veneers, book a consultation with the Dental Studio of Pasadena.  Call the office at (626) 431-2930 or use the online booking tool to request an appointment.