Could Veneers Help Me?

by | November 11, 2016 | Dental Procedures

Find out if these thin porcelain shells could revamp your smile.

Our smiles say a lot about us. In fact, it tends to be one of the most popular features that someone notices about a person. However, if
dental-veneersyou have aesthetic flaws in your smile you may find that you feel more than a little self-conscious when you smile. Fortunately, our Indianapolis, IN dentists, Dr. Wayne Kinney and Dr. Zac Gilbertson, can easily improve your smile and also your self-confidence.

There are many things that porcelain veneers can do for your smile. If you've always dreamed of having a whiter, straighter smile then dental veneers could be your dream treatment. Of course, there are other cosmetic dentistry options in Indianapolis, so how do dental veneers differ?

Dental veneers are thin shells made from translucent porcelain that are applied to the front portion of your teeth to hide these most common dental flaws:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Gaps between two teeth
  • Minor misalignments and crowding
  • Minor crookedness
  • Chips and cracks
  • Malformed or uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are too short

As you may be able to see from the list above, dental veneers are capable of tackling a lot of imperfections to give you the smile you deserve. Of course, it's important to weigh all of your options so here is how veneers compare to other treatments:

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is a great option for patients looking to remove surface stains, but deep-set stains and internal discolorations won't respond to even the strongest bleaching gel. If you have internal stains caused by trauma, certain medications or even too much fluoride, dental veneers are the only way to hide these stains.

Dental Crowns

Dental veneers may sound so similar to crowns that you may not understand the difference. One big difference is that getting veneers is a lot less invasive. Both veneers and crowns require tooth preparation prior to placing the restoration.

Of course, less tooth enamel removal is needed when getting veneers than with crowns. Plus, tooth preparation for veneers is often performed without needing anesthesia, while anesthesia will be necessary if your tooth is being prepared for crowns. If your teeth are otherwise healthy and undamaged, veneers may be a better choice than crowns.


Veneers can cover minor issues such as small gaps between teeth and even overlapping so you never have to worry about wearing braces. Of course, if you are looking to fix severe issues you may want to find out how Invisalign or other braces could help you rather than veneers.

Are you ready to take the next step and find out if dental veneers are the right cosmetic treatment for you? Then it's time to call Keystone Dentistry in Indianapolis, IN today to book your no-risk consultation.


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