Dental veneers (facings) are custom-made ultra-thin shells of tooth colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. The veneers are bonded adhesively to the front of the tooth to fix the look of teeth that are chipped, discolored, misaligned, uneven, worn down, or abnormally spaced. Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that creates a bright, white smile with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. Veneers are constructed of porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are thought to be more natural looking as they better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth and are known for their abilities to resist stains. Dr. Odysseos will be able to help you decide which choice is right for your particular needs.



What Dental Problems can Veneers Solve?

If your teeth are uneven, worn out from time or from some genetic reason, and you feel they are overall unattractive, dental veneers may be a solution for you. Over time the protective layer that covers our teeth called enamel becomes worn down, gets duller, and becomes discolored. This is often the result of genetics but may also be attributed to diet and the food and drinks that stain our teeth. The natural wear of teeth occurs as we get older and results in a less aesthetically pleasing appearance. Our teeth are more prone to chipping and cracking, and veneers may be recommended to remedy this occurrence.


Additionally, veneers have been known to provide benefits to the following:

Crooked teeth

Chipped teeth

Cracked teeth

Spaced teeth

Discolored teeth

Misshapen teeth

A braces alternative (orthodontic treatment)


In addition to being utilized as a cosmetic dentistry procedure, veneers can also serve a functional purpose by protecting the surface of a damaged tooth. Often time's dental veneers can eliminate the need for more invasive tooth preparation, such as the need for a dental crown. The thin nature of veneers requires little to no tooth reshaping to bond them to the tooth.


What are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?

Provide a natural looking appearance

Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well

Porcelain veneers are stain resistant

Veneers don't require extensive shaping procedures

The color of veneers can improve upon that of dark teeth


Dr. Odysseos will evaluate your current teeth condition and will advise you if dental veneers are the solution suitable for you.