Porcelain Veneers 101: Your Questions Answered

Porcelain Veneers 101 Your Questions AnsweredHave you ever wondered how celebrities have such picture-perfect smiles with pristine white teeth? We’ll let you in on a Hollywood secret: Many movie stars owe their blockbuster smiles to the cosmetic dentistry treatment porcelain veneers. But porcelain veneers aren’t just for the rich and famous! Anyone can transform a smile with porcelain veneers, which have the power to adjust the shape, size and color of your teeth for the smile you’ve always wanted. Learn more about porcelain veneers and have your questions answered.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin tooth-shaped shells that go over your natural teeth to completely transform the look, feel and color of your natural tooth. Veneers can be used to modify just a handful or teeth or all of your teeth, depending on your unique needs.

Are Porcelain Veneers the Right Choice for You?

If your teeth require extensive modification to become the smile of your dreams, than porcelain veneers may be right for you. If you have misalignment, cracked or chipped teeth, discoloration, or more imperfections, porcelain veneers could be the solution.

Pros & Cons of Porcelain Veneers

Pro: Unlike any other cosmetic dentistry treatment, porcelain veneers can completely transform your smile. Porcelain veneers can change the shape, texture, color, and size of your teeth for a perfectly uniform look.

Con: Porcelain veneers are a long-term commitment, because the structure of the natural tooth is permanently altered to fit beneath the veneer shell.

Pro: Porcelain veneers are custom-made just for you, and your cosmetic dentist can match the color and texture of porcelain veneers to your natural teeth so veneers blend in seamlessly.

Con: Porcelain veneers are a larger financial investment than other cosmetic treatments, like bonding.

Pro: Veneers are permanently fixed, plus they’re durable and resilient to hold up to everyday wear, much like your natural teeth.


Dr. Jeffrey Allen and Dr. Neumann provide comfortable dental care to patients of all ages. Call us at (641) 628-1121 today to schedule a checkup and cleaning, cosmetic consultation, or second-opinion visit. We are located on the west side of the historic town square in Pella, IA. Please see the map for directions, and visit Allen Family Dentistry on Google+ to leave a review.