Are Dental Veneers A Good Idea? [BLOG]

I'm Embarrassed To Smile | Tocci Dental Associates - Wellesley, MA Dentist

If you have been living for far too long with teeth that are stained, chipped, or otherwise damaged, we can help you do something about it just in time for spring.

Today we want to tell you about one possible cosmetic dentistry solution for your problematic smile. It’s called dental veneers. Keep reading to see if veneers seem like a good idea for your current needs and budget, and then give our Wellesley MA dental office a call at 781-304-8172 to request your smile makeover consultation appointment.

Let’s start with the pros of dental veneers!


It is easy for your teeth to take on stains from repeated doses of coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauce, richly colored foods and the like. We won’t even talk about what tobacco use or certain medications will do to make the situation worse. Plus, merely getting older will darken your formerly-pearly-whites.

This can be a real downer, and a blow to your self-confidence. But there is some good news: dental veneers can quickly cover over those deep-seated stains, and they will make your smile stain-resistant moving forward. That means your smile can pop for quite a while following this procedure.


Because veneers are shaped and colored to look like healthy teeth, they cover over an array of dental damage like chips, cracks, and any odd edges you have within your smile. You won’t have to be embarrassed by minor imperfections any longer.


Let’s face it: few folks were blessed with perfectly straight, evenly spaced teeth. But if your teeth have small gaps in between them, veneers can act as “instant orthodontics.” That’s because veneers are designed to hide those annoying spaces. You will get to go home with a nice, uniform-looking smile. Wouldn’t that be nice?


There are many corrective dental procedures (like conventional braces, for example) that require a lot of work on your part. But that’s not so with dental veneers. After they are in place, you won’t have to do anything special to keep them looking great. You just brush, floss, and rinse like you’re already doing. Oh, and you’ll still need to come see us every six months for those preventive cleanings and oral exams. But nothing extraordinary will be required of you to keep up that gorgeous new grin.


For this catchall cosmetic dentistry solution, our team will need to remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth. This has to happen so that your dental veneers will adhere better and look natural on top of your teeth. All that is to say that dental veneers are not really reversible. You have to decide to go all in!


We know that this is a lot to consider, and we expect you might have some questions for us. To see if dental veneers are a good idea for you, call Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA today at 781-304-8172 or fill out our convenient online form to request a cosmetic consultation appointment.