How Can Veneers Improve My Smile?

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

veneers improve smileSanta Cruz, Scotts Valley CA

Dental veneers are a convenient, non-invasive way to cover a multitude of imperfections in a smile, from cracks and chips to breaks, minor crookedness and discoloration. Many people, including Hollywood celebrities, are turning to veneers to create the perfect, most white and bright smile. But how do veneers work? What all is involved? Our cosmetic dentist in Santa Cruz is focusing today on how dental veneers can transform your smile, building upon your natural teeth, to help you have a Hollywood smile that you’re proud to show off.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, durable porcelain coverings for imperfect teeth. With translucent properties and a dentist’s ability to customize color and shading, porcelain veneers are the recommended choice of our cosmetic dentist in Scotts Valley to cover minor tooth imperfections.

Veneers can be used for teeth that are:

  • Stained
  • Chipped
  • Cracked
  • Broken
  • Gapped
  • Crooked
  • Too short or small

Are veneers permanent?

To apply veneers, dentists must scrape off a bit of tooth enamel, so veneers are considered a permanent, non-reversible cosmetic tooth restoration procedure. While veneers are durable, they aren’t designed to last forever. With proper care, however, they can last beyond a decade.

How do I care for veneers?

Veneers are cared for exactly like natural teeth are. Our Scotts Valley cosmetic dentist recommends brushing your teeth — including any with veneers — twice daily and flossing at least once. And, of course, don’t skip your twice-annual dentist appointments for routine checkups and cleanings.


Not all of us are born with all the makings of a perfect smile. Perhaps you have a tooth (or more) that could benefit from veneers. Some people choose to transform every visible tooth with veneers! But even if you only want one or two teeth addressed, veneers are custom-made to precisely match other neighboring teeth in form and function. If your smile has minor imperfections that you think could be corrected with dental veneers, give Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry a call at (831) 824-5111, or reach us online to schedule a consultation today.