How to Choose the Best Veneers for Your Face Shape

How to Choose the Best Veneers for Your Face Shape

Apr 01, 2022

Dental veneers are the answer if you are looking for a solution to help you achieve your dream smile. About twenty-six percent of cosmetic procedures done by dentists are dental veneers. They are used to correct many cosmetic issues that include broken, discolored, or chipped teeth. One might get a single dental veneer or multiple. Of course, all this depends if you have only single broken teeth or multiple uneven teeth. For dental veneer, services visit us at Steve B. Horne, DDS in Encinitas, CA.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells attached to the front surface of the teeth to enhance their appearance. Veneers are permanently bonded to change your teeth’ shape, size, or length. They are beneficial if you want a long-term solution to persistent cosmetic issues. There are different types of dental veneers. The following are types of cosmetic veneers in Encinitas, CA.

Porcelain veneers. These are strong, thin caps that can be placed on top and the sides of the teeth. Although veneers take up the shade of your natural teeth, they can be whitened to brighten up your smile.

Resin composition veneers. These are less expensive veneers and require minimal enamel removal. Other times the dentist may not even remove the enamel before bonding. In addition, they are easier to replace when damaged as compared to porcelain veneers.

​Choose Veneers According To Your Face

Dental veneers are one of the most sought out cosmetic treatments. This is because veneers can be individualized to feel and look like your natural teeth. Having a specialized dentist near you makes it easier to select perfect fit veneers for you. The following are some factors to be considered when choosing veneers. They are,

Your Teeth Color

A standard dental chart is used to determine the appropriate shade for your dental veneers. The chard is normally categorized into four parts and eleven sub-categories for a wider range of tones. The four shade categories are reddish, gray, yellow, reddish-gray, or reddish-brown. Your dentist will advise you to select veneers that are two shades lighter than your natural teeth.

Teeth Shapes

Choosing the correct shape for your veneers is important to have a suitable smile for your face. There are endless choices since every tooth has a different shape. Smiles libraries have been made to make the process easier. The library consists of up to twelve different smile choices. Some of them are,

  • It consists of uniform teeth which are square-shaped. They give a bold impression and are more suitable for males.
  • Softened smiles where the teeth  are round with a discreet curvature
  • These are square-shaped teeth with slightly rounded canines
  • The teeth are square-shaped and have slightly shorter incisors
  • Natural where that teeth have a slightly rounded shape with pointy canines
  • This has slightly rounded teeth shape and pointed canines go optimum functionality
  • Youthful smiles with round-shaped teeth with longer canines
  • Focused smiles will require teeth that are slightly rounded with squared central incisors
  • Squared teeth with prominent pointy canines
  • It consists of squared teeth with prominent front teeth and round canines.

Facial Structure

Be sure also to put your facial structure into consideration when selecting veneers. Most faces will fall into these four categories, square, oval, heart, or round. Each shape has an optimal tooth shape and size to balance your features and leave you looking your best.

  • Heart-shaped faces will match well with shorter and rounded veneers
  • Round-shaped faces will be more suitable with longer, thinner, and pronounced veneers. They will make your face look slimmer
  • Oval faces will work better with squared teeth to add fullness and widen your face
  • The squared facial structure will blend in with rounded teeth, which softens the prominent jawlines and other facial features

Choose Expertise

Finding an experienced cosmetic dentist is an essential step in choosing the right veneers for your face. Our cosmetic dentist in Leucadia has years of expertise in dental veneers treatment. They will help you choose the best veneer color and shape for your facial structure and natural teeth’ shade.