A veneer is a thin, tooth-colored shell placed over a tooth's front to improve its appearance. Veneers are custom-made for each patient and bonded to the teeth using a unique adhesive. At San Jose Smile Center Dr Howard Defaii, they are often made of porcelain or composite resin material. Veneers are designed to improve the appearance of teeth by enhancing their shape, size, color, and overall aesthetic appeal. They are a popular cosmetic dentistry option for individuals looking to improve their smiles and address certain dental imperfections.

The Procedure for Dental Veneers

To make room for the veneers, a small amount of enamel is usually removed from the front surface of the teeth. This step ensures that the veneers sit flush with the rest of the teeth and look natural. The dentist will then take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory for the custom fabrication of the veneers. While waiting for the permanent veneers, some dentists may place temporary veneers to protect the prepared teeth and provide some aesthetics.

Once the custom veneers are ready, you will return to the dentist for the bonding procedure. The dentist will check the fit and color of each veneer before permanently attaching them to your teeth using a strong dental adhesive. After the veneers are in place, the dentist may make some final adjustments to ensure they fit comfortably and blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Veneers

Improved Smile Aesthetics

Veneers can dramatically transform the appearance of teeth, correcting various cosmetic issues such as discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and minor misalignments. They create a more symmetrical and attractive smile, boosting self-confidence and enhancing overall facial aesthetics.

Natural-Looking Results

Porcelain veneers, in particular, closely mimic the appearance of natural teeth. They are designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth, matching the adjacent natural teeth' color, shape, and translucency. As a result, veneers provide a natural and lifelike smile enhancement.

Stain Resistance

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, tobacco, and other staining agents. This stain-resistant property helps maintain the brightness and whiteness of the veneers, ensuring a long-lasting, radiant smile.


Veneers are custom-made to fit each individual's teeth and desired smile outcome. Your dentist will work with you to choose the right color, shape, and size of veneers that complement your facial features and personal preferences.

Veneers can be an excellent option for individuals seeking a beautiful, symmetrical, and natural-looking smile. To learn more about the benefits of dental veneers, contact San Jose Smile Center Dr Howard Defaii at 827 Blossom Hill Rd suite e-3, San Jose, CA 95123, or call (408) 227-5012.

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