How Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile

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Porcelain veneers have long been the secret to Hollywood smiles. Many very famous celebrities have turned to veneers as a way of keeping their smile bright, white and youthful. Here are just some of the ways that porcelain veneers can help to improve your smile.

Quick Fix

Overall, porcelain veneers are a relatively quick fix for teeth that would otherwise require extensive cosmetic dentistry to fix spacing, alignment, and appearance. While placing porcelain veneers requires some permanent changes to your natural teeth, the actual process of placing the veneer is not as extensive as you may think. It will vary somewhat based on the type of veneers you have placed.


A porcelain veneer can change the appearance of the spacing in between your teeth without the use of braces or aligner trays. If you have a large gap between your teeth, a porcelain veneer can change the way your smile looks. Essentially, they completely cover up your existing teeth so that your smile can look the way you want it to.


If your teeth are badly discolored, porcelain veneers could be one option to permanently get the bright, white teeth that you want. As we age, our teeth may turn yellow, brown, or gray. While teeth whitening is an option for many people, your natural teeth can only become so white. Additionally, teeth whitening must be repeated to maintain the results. You may never get the brightest smile from teeth whitening services alone. Famous actors such as John Stamos achieve their white smile through the use of veneers.

Tooth Alignment

If your teeth are badly aligned, porcelain veneers can change the way that they look. While very extensive misalignment may require additional procedures before porcelain veneers can be placed, sometimes the veneers are enough to correct the appearance of the alignment issues. A slightly crooked tooth can easily be covered up with porcelain veneers.

Tooth Size and Shape

One of the more popular reasons why people will choose to get porcelain veneers is to change the appearance of the shape and the size of their teeth. Sometimes patients have a single tooth that is badly damaged or smaller than the other teeth surrounding it. Porcelain veneers can completely change the appearance of your teeth to ensure that they are all more uniform. Porcelain veneers can even help correct the appearance of buck teeth.

Overall, porcelain veneers can be a very helpful procedure when it comes to changing the appearance of your smile. Some patients choose a full mouth of porcelain veneers, while others opt for only partial veneers. If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers, schedule an appointment at our Greenwich Village office by calling 212-533-6782 or our Gramercy Park office by calling 212-254-5454. You can also book an appointment at either of our offices online.