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Porcelain Veneers: How to Choose the Right Color

ed bank dentist white porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers are white, but there isn’t just one shade of white from which to choose when you and your Red Bank cosmetic dentist are designing your veneers. Patients who have chosen to get porcelain veneers must consider multiple factors when settling on the final color, and there are plenty of reasons why some color compositions will work better for you than others.

Don’t be set on super-white teeth.

Those bright white teeth you see on celebs look right on them because they’ve been customized for them. Their smiles might not actually be mega-white, they just appear that way. Yours will too – if you select the right shade for your veneers. If your veneers are too white, they will look unnatural. Your Red Bank dentist will let you know if you’re someone who can pull off bright white teeth.

Do consider all your features.

Your skin tone and the whites of your eyes play a role in the final color of your veneers. You want white teeth that are complementary and flattering, not an obvious contrast with the rest of your features.

The color of your natural teeth under the veneers must also be taken into consideration. If your teeth have a yellowish tint, a softer white porcelain may be the answer. If your natural tooth enamel is very dark, you may need veneers that are more opaque. The color of your veneers and their translucency must work together seamlessly to deliver the right sheen and adequate light so the veneers look natural.

Value is also relevant. This term describes the brightness of your veneers. When value and translucency are combined with color, the trio creates a balanced, natural-looking tone.

Do be yourself.

Your age plays a role in selecting the best shade of white for your veneers. Are mega-white teeth appropriate for someone in your demographic? Or should your smile have a more muted appearance? Ultimately, you want what will look most natural so your smile makeover doesn’t look fake, but just like the very best version of yourself.

Your veneers will automatically make you look younger than you are because they will be bright, white, and flawless, concealing every imperfection. That’s a side effect you can’t outrun – and why would you want to?

Don’t rush.

One of the most important decisions when getting a smile makeover is not rushing into any decision, especially with veneers. Sit with your choices for a little while, think about how you’ll look with one color veneer over another – there is no changing your smile makeover once those veneers are bonded in place, so you want to get it right.

Do work with an experienced cosmetic dentist.

There are many characteristics to consider when designing your porcelain veneers, especially the color. When you work with a knowledgeable and experienced Red Bank cosmetic dentist, together you can carefully and thoughtfully select the right kind of white veneers for a flawless, natural-looking smile.

Veneers are not one-size-fits-all. Every little detail is customized so your new smile is just right for you and you alone. Make an appointment with Dr. Carole Sherrod Jewell at Red Bank Dentistry to discuss your smile goals, get answers to all your veneer questions, and work with someone who will help you make the right choices for your smile makeover.

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