Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers

A porcelain veneer is a cosmetic approach toward restoring worn down, chipped, or discolored front teeth. It can also be a great way to make small teeth larger or eliminate spaces between teeth. With porcelain veneers, the size, shape, and color of your teeth can be customized just for you. This customization gives your teeth a natural look that compliments your lips, face, and personality. A porcelain veneer is a great way to restore that youthful, bright smile.

A thorough personal analysis of your unique smile is the first step toward sculpting the most appropriate and esthetically pleasing veneer. If strengthening your smile is what you’re after, call our office to find out more information about improving your smile with cosmetic porcelain veneers.


How do veneers work?
An in-depth analysis of your smile at our Upper Arlington dental office and a close-up examination of your teeth will allow the dentist to create a customized approach to creating your veneers. A very minimal (approximately 0.5 mm) of enamel will be removed from the front surface of your teeth to allow room for the porcelain material. While a veneer replaces only the front portion of your teeth, it does not affect the function of your bite. You’ll notice a difference in the shape and color of your teeth instantly.

How much do veneers cost?
There are many different types of veneers, and costs can vary depending upon the material you choose. Dr. Helfrich can provide you with an approximate estimate of the costs involved after a consultation and examination of your smile at our Upper Arlington dental office.

Should I just whiten my teeth instead?
Tooth whitening is a great way to restore the brightness of your smile, but if the size or shape of your teeth is your major concern, veneers may be the best option for you. Whitening can brighten your teeth, but for a complete smile makeover, veneers are recommended.