Are Veneers Right For Me?

Are Veneers Right For Me?
Posted on 08/23/2018

Your smile is something that should fill you with confidence, not embarrassment. Unfortunately, there is a myriad of minor issues that can make anyone feel self-conscious and worried about their smile, from discoloration and staining to smalls chips in a tooth. The good news is that cosmetic dentistry gives anyone access to advanced dental technology that can make any smile look completely flawless. But even with a range of smile-transforming treatments available, patients may still find it challenging choosing between them. Dental veneers is one of those treatments, and is one of the most common, quick, and cost-effective solutions for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their smile. But what sets dental veneers apart from other cosmetic treatments like crowns, bridges or implants? You can get all the answers and information you need below, courtesy of your local Kalamazoo, MI dental experts here at Briarwood Valley Dentistry.

What Are Dental Veneers?


Dental veneers are thin “shells” that are placed on the front of your teeth, covering up the natural surface of each tooth with a perfect, natural-looking covering. Each veneer is custom-made from a durable porcelain material to ensure that it matches the natural look and feel of your teeth. Before attaching the veneer to your tooth, the dentist will shave down a tiny layer of your enamel to make room for the veneer, making sure that your teeth feel exactly the same as before you got veneers.

What Are Dental Veneers Used For?

What makes dental veneers so popular as a cosmetic dental treatment is their versatility. While crowns, bridges and implants are all used as a tooth replacement option for only severely damaged or missing teeth, veneers are able to cover up a wider range of issues. While the types of issues that veneers can fix are often minor, they are also more common, which makes means that veneers allows dentists to help more people achieve perfect smiles. Dental issues that can be treated with veneers include:

  • Tooth discoloration or staining

  • Spaces between teeth

  • Cracked or chipped teeth

  • Crooked or misshapen teeth

Should I Get Dental Veneers?

If you are unhappy with your smile and you have any of the dental issues listed above that can be treated with dental veneers, then veneers could be the perfect solution for you to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.  The only thing you need to do is schedule an appointment with your dentist for a consultation so they can perform a thorough examination to ensure that you’re a candidate for dental veneers and don’t require other, advanced dental treatment to get that perfect smile.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

If you’re ready to transform your smile, or if you have any questions about dental veneers, just contact us at Briarwood Valley Dentistry. For years, we’ve been providing the families of Kalamazoo, MI and the surrounding communities with professional, comprehensive dental care. Dr. Hanna and our team are committed to giving all our patients with nothing less than the best treatment and most comfortable experience possible, so visit our office soon to get the care that you deserve. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile.