Are Dental Veneers Good For Your Smile?

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You’re ready to make a change. After years of living with teeth that are stained, chipped, or otherwise unsightly, you finally want something done about it. But what can that be?

Call our Wellesley, MA dental office today at 781-304-8172 to make an appointment for dental veneers. This cosmetic dentistry treatment is great for turning an unsightly smile into one that makes you very proud to show others. Plus, our Wellesley dentist is well trained and experienced in using dental veneers.

Dental Veneers Explained

Dental veneers are cosmetic dentistry, so they improve how your smile looks. However, dental veneers can also make your teeth healthier and stronger. They’re covers that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They’re very thin but durable, and each one is made to fit one of your teeth. Once in place, they instantly transform your smile.

While most people can get dental veneers, should you? Here are some of the pros and cons to this cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Pros Of Dental Veneers


Over the years, your teeth have collected stains from coffee, wine, tomato sauce, and more. That’s why your smile slowly went from white to dull and dingy. Not only will dental veneers cover over those stains, they are stain-resistant. That means your smile can look great for years to come.


Some dental treatments like braces need a special kind of care to make them work right. That’s not the case with dental veneers. Once they are on your teeth, you won’t have to do anything different to keep them working and looking great. Just brush and floss like you’re already supposed to do.


This is easily the biggest benefit from getting dental veneers. Because they’re shaped and colored to look like healthy enamel, they cover over any stains, chips, cracks, or irregular edges you have with your teeth. Instead of seeing any stains or damage, people will just see a bright, healthy-looking smile.


Even if you had orthodontics when you were a teen, your teeth can have small gaps in between them today. That’s because they never really stop moving thanks to all that chewing you have to do with them. Rather than go through braces again, you can get dental veneers made to cover those small gaps.

Cons Of Dental Veneers


While dental veneers being stain-resistant is a good thing, your teeth are not. If you only get a few dental veneers, the nearby teeth without any will turn darker over the years. That means there can be a big difference between those teeth.


Dental veneers are durable, but teeth grinding can damage them. It’s not something that will happen the first day you get home from our Wellesley, MA dental office, but repeatedly grinding your teeth can lead to damaging veneers or even making them fall off.


In this cosmetic dentistry procedure, our Wellesley dentist will have to remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This is so your dental veneers stick better and look flush on your smile. That means dental veneers are not reversible. You can’t decide next year to just get rid of them.

Are Dental Veneers For You?

For most people, dental veneers are a great choice. They will hide the stuff in your smile that makes you embarrassed to show your teeth.

If you have tooth sensitivity right now, or if your enamel is naturally thin, then dental veneers are probably not the best choice for you. Likewise, if you chew tobacco or want something just to get through a big event (like a wedding), then there are alternatives. But for the rest, dental veneers will give you the beautiful smile you both want and deserve.

Call us TODAY at 781-304-8172 or send us a message using our online form to schedule your next appointment for dental veneers. Dr. Tocci has completed many courses from the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, giving him advanced training in dental veneers that other dentists may not have.