I want to improve my smile with a smile makeover. Can you tell me how many porcelain veneers I’d need to get to make all my teeth look whiter?
First, I want to clarify something. If the only thing you want to change about your smile is the color, you can do that a lot more affordably by just doing teeth whitening. A smile makeover is when you want to change more. In addition to the color, you may want to change their shape, size, or character. From here forward, I am going to go on the assumption that you want a true smile makeover.
The number of porcelain veneers you would get for a smile makeover will depend on the color difference and the size of your smile. If you are only needing a subtle change to the color, then you can get away with six porcelain veneers. However, if you are looking for a more substantial change in color, then you would need between eight and twelve porcelain veneers. How many will depend on the width of your smile. Stand in front of a mirror and smile the way you do when you’re really happy. How many teeth can you see? That is how many veneers you should get.
The most important thing you can do for your smile makeover, however, is to find the right dentist. Smile makeovers are not taught in dental school. In order to become skilled, dentists have to invest in a significant amount of post-doctoral training. To give you a shortcut to finding those types of dentists I would simply do an internet search for an AACD accredited dentist. These are the most skilled and artistic dentists in the world. Any one of them can give you a stunning smile.
This blog is brought to you by Philadelphia Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael Weiss.