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What are Dental Veneers? Can Veneers Help Improve my Smile?

August 8, 2010 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Dental veneers are a great solution for improving damaged, discolored or unattractive teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-made wafer-thin shells which, when bonded to the front of teeth can dramatically improve a smile. Veneers are more conservative than porcelain crowns, which encase the entire tooth in a protective covering at the gum line.


Veneers are used for the following reasons:

  • Improve the appearance of your teeth. If your teeth are stained, discolored or are different shades, veneers can be a great option to quickly improve your smile.
  • Protect damaged teeth from further harm. A veneer can also be used to restore minor tooth decay  and to cover up a damaged tooth keeping it safe from further injury. This application of veneers is similar to the use of dental crowns – but for much less severe damage and decay. As mentioned above, crowns are used to cover an entire tooth, while veneers only cover a tooth’s surface.
  • Create a straighter smile. Dental veneers may be an option to make your teeth appear straighter if your teeth are not properly aligned. Depending on the degree of re-alignment that is needed to straighten your smile, porcelain veneers can create a beautiful straight smile without orthodontics. It is important to note that dental veneers are not ideal for all situations where the goal is to straighten teeth. The highly skilled dentists at McCarl Dental Group are Invisalign Preferred Providers and are experienced in the latest techniques for placing porcelain veneers and crowns.
  • Provide uniform size, shape and symmetry. Porcelain veneers can create a beautiful smile with consistent shape and size teeth. Are your teeth different sizes and shapes?  Do you have small teeth with spaces or gaps that cannot be easily closed with orthodontic work?  Dental veneers may be a great solution!

Cosmetic dental procedures have improved dramatically during the last 10 to 15 years. As a result, there is an array of affordable options – no longer a luxury reserved just for the Hollywood glitterati. Many times there is an easy, affordable solution to the dental problems that keep you from smiling. Call McCarl Dental Group today for a free consultation to learn ways we can enhance your smile.

Pictures of McCarl Dental Patients with Porcelain Veneers

Dental Veneers by McCarl Family and Cosmetic Dentists

“I always hated to see my teeth when I smiled for pictures because they were so yellow. I could not get my teeth whiter with professional whiteners. Dr. McCarl recommended a veneer to repair a front tooth that was dark and said that mysmile could be further enhanced by placing veneers on the other front teeth that showed when I smiled. I had porcelain veneers placed on six teeth and couldn’t be happier with my white smile now!”—Cecily

"I went to Dr. Clayton McCarl because he has a lot of experience doing veneers. I was so pleased with the results. I am not sure who was more excited, Clayton or me. I am not self-conscious about my teeth any more."

“I went to Dr. Clayton McCarl because he has a lot of experience doing veneers. I was so pleased with the results. I am not sure who was more excited, Clayton or me. I am not self-conscious about my teeth any more.”

“It makes me tear up when I say this but I value everything about my smile! I’ve have had MAJOR dental work done over the years and while some things Dr. Jay didn’t do, he has had to fix numerous issues from my past dentists. We discussed my options and we came to the conclusion that I needed this done, not just for me but also for the health of my teeth!"

“It makes me tear up when I say this but I value everything about my smile! I’ve have had MAJOR dental work done over the years and while some things Dr. Jay didn’t do, he has had to fix numerous issues from my past dentists. We discussed my options and we came to the conclusion that I needed this done, not just for me but also for the health of my teeth!”

“Before I got my porcelain veneers I was embarrassed to smile and now I smile with my teeth showing all the time. I want to thank Dr. David McCarl for making this possible. Your staff is very personable and made the procedure comfortable and pain free. I have and will always recommend McCarl Dental Group to my family and friends.”

“Before I got my porcelain veneers I was embarrassed to smile and now I smile with my teeth showing all the time. I want to thank Dr. David McCarl for making this possible. Your staff is very personable and made the procedure comfortable and pain free. I have and will always recommend McCarl Dental Group to my family and friends.

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