Veneers are a powerful cosmetic dentistry procedure. They have the ability to completely transform your smile, straightening teeth, closing gaps, reshaping teeth, and even brightening your smile at the same time.

However, veneers are also a very big commitment, and it can be hard to commit to the procedure. It can help you feel better about it to get a good idea what you might look like with veneers. Fortunately, there are some ways you can.

3 Ways to See What You’ll Look Like with Veneers

Before and After Images

One of the simplest ways to see what your smile could look like is to look at before and after images of people who have gotten the procedure. We have a smile gallery that includes some people who have gotten veneers, so  you see the types of things that veneers can do.

The limitation of this is that of course, you’re not actually looking at your face. In addition, it’s hard to find people whose case looks exactly like yours. It’s a good place to start, but you will likely want to see more.

Digital Images

Fortunately, there’s a simple way to see what your smile could look like with veneers. Modern digital imagery lets us modify a picture of you to give you a better idea of what your smile can look like after veneers. This lets you see a representation of what your smile could look like before you make a decision.

Of course, this comes with caveats, too. Digital imagery is only a representation of what your smile could look like, not a guarantee. But using this tool not only helps you see what your smile could look like, it helps us plan better so that we know exactly how to design your new smile. Another limitation is that you won’t know what your smile will feel like after you get treatment.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a great cosmetic procedure in its own right. It’s a versatile way to repair chipped teeth, for example, but limitations mean it might not be best for your smile makeover. For example, bonding isn’t as strong as veneers, and it won’t last as long.

But because bonding is quick (usually completed in one appointment) and relatively inexpensive, it’s a way for you to try out doing things like reshaping teeth or closing gaps in your smile. It can’t do everything that veneers can do, but it can do enough to give you an idea of what you can achieve. And since bonding is completely reversible, you can change your mind, or you can get veneers after trying bonding out for a while.

Let Us Design Your Smile Makeover

If you are considering a cosmetic dentistry procedure like veneers, you want a skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist to design your new smile. Dr. Andrea Stevens in Kanata has extensive experience helping people achieve the smile of their dreams. Please call 613.271.7091 today for an appointment.