What Do Teeth Look Like Under Veneers?

Posted by On 16-04-2024

Everyone wants a picture-perfect smile. Unfortunately, very few of us are born with a flawless set of pearly whites! With modern cosmetic dentistry, however, perfecting your smile has never been more attainable.

Veneers are an excellent option for improving your smile’s appearance. They can mask minor dental imperfections, creating a brighter and more symmetrical smile in the process.

Furthermore, this transformation only requires two dental appointments. However, what happens during those appointments, and what do your natural teeth look like after they’re done?

Fortunately, the cosmetic dentistry experts at Milltown Dental will answer these questions (and more) in this article.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells adhered to the surface of teeth to create a more beautiful smile. They cover a variety of imperfections, such as chipped or broken teeth, worn teeth, discolourations, gaps, and minor misalignment issues. Additionally, veneers are customized for your smile, ensuring a natural and flawless look.

There are two major types of veneers: porcelain and composite.

Porcelain veneers offer superior aesthetics for a more natural look. They’re resistant to damage and staining, making them a long-lasting solution to dental imperfections. To apply porcelain veneers, a small amount of tooth enamel needs to be shaved off. At Milltown Dental, we offer porcelain veneers to our patients.

Composite veneers, on the other hand, are less expensive and less robust than their porcelain counterparts. They’re bonded directly to the tooth, so no tooth enamel needs to be removed. However, they’re cheaper for a reason: composite veneers are more prone to fracture and discolouration.

What do your teeth look like under veneers?

Before porcelain veneers can be placed and adhered to your teeth, they need to be altered slightly. This is a necessary step, as it creates space for the veneers without making your teeth look bulky or unnatural. It also establishes a suitable surface for the adhesive.

Your dentist prepares your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. The amount of enamel to be removed depends on the type of veneer and the extent of correction required. Your dentist will try to maintain as much of your natural tooth as possible. This procedure is typically done under local anesthetic.

So, what do your teeth look like under the veneers? They look like slightly smaller teeth.

It’s important to bear in mind that veneers are a permanent and irreversible procedure. You should never see your natural teeth again; they’ll be completely covered by veneers for the rest of your life. The original tooth structure cannot be brought back once removed.

How do veneers work?

Generally, it takes at least two dental visits to get your veneers. These visits are approximately two weeks apart.


First, you need to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Milton. This is the time to share your goals for your smile! Your dentist also evaluates your oral health, determines if you’re suitable for veneers, and answers any questions you may have.


Next, your teeth are readied for veneers. Your dentist shaves off a thin layer of enamel. This helps create a surface for the veneers to adhere to and ensures that the veneers can be properly positioned over your teeth. As a result, the veneers will also fit more comfortably over your natural teeth.

Then, your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and determines the appropriate shade and shape for the veneers. The mould is sent to a dental lab where your custom-made veneers are created.

In the meantime, a temporary pair of veneers is inserted over your teeth. This protects your natural teeth while the veneers are being made. Since the temporary veneers are very fragile, you need to be careful when biting and chewing.


In about two weeks, you will return to Milltown Dental for the placement of your new veneers. We will remove your temporary veneers and apply a mild chemical to your teeth. This creates a rougher surface better suited to the adhesive used to cement your veneers in place.

The veneers are adhered to the surface of your teeth using a strong composite resin. And, just like that, your smile is transformed! You can expect a brighter and more symmetrical smile, free of any imperfections.

Are veneers realistic?

Good veneers are realistic. If you ever look at someone’s smile and notice that they’re wearing veneers, it means the dentist didn’t do a very good job. When designed and applied properly, they’re virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. This is why it’s so important to choose an experienced and qualified cosmetic dentist for your veneers.

When you get veneers from Milltown Dental, you can rest assured that they will be correctly sized and coloured for a realistic appearance. Our dentists have completed this treatment thousands of times.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers are permanent, but they do not last forever. You will need multiple sets of veneers throughout your life. Well-made and well-maintained porcelain veneers can last for 10 to 15 years. Composite veneers, conversely, last for 5 to 10 years.

How do you maintain your veneers?

It’s crucial to maintain oral hygiene, even with veneers! Your natural teeth can still decay underneath the veneers. If you get a cavity, then your veneers will be compromised, and you’ll need a new set following treatment for the cavity.

Practising good oral hygiene is necessary throughout your life. Remember to brush twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush, and visit your Milton dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup. 

Get Veneers for Your Teeth in Milton

If you’re looking to increase your confidence and enhance your smile, then consider veneers! Milltown Dental provides porcelain veneers for our patients in Milton, Ontario. These veneers are durable, high-quality, and natural-looking for a more perfect smile. 

Ultimately, they’re an affordable and aesthetically beautiful option for hiding a number of dental imperfections. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn if veneers are right for you.

To learn more about veneer teeth placement in Milton, call Milltown Dental at (833) 318-3281 or contact us here.

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  • Posted on 19-04-2024 by William Smith

    Understanding the process and outcomes fosters appreciation for dental advancements and the confidence they bring. Thank you for sharing this valuable information!