Beauty Trends in Cosmetic Dentistry: Natural-Looking Veneers

By Dr. Joseph D’Angelo, D.D.S.

When it comes to achieving a great smile, nothing looks quite as beautiful as natural-looking, straight white teeth.  Now more than ever, men and women want a gorgeous look without the Hollywood special effects. As beauty trends shift to an instinctively effortless look, natural veneers are quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures today.

Veneers are tooth-colored porcelain shells that cover your existing teeth. They are an excellent choice for individuals with imperfections, discolorations, crowding or gaps. Previously, veneers were known for creating a bulky and opaque appearance of fake teeth – a look that has lost its flair in recent years. Today, individuals want paper-thin, luminous veneers to achieve a natural-looking, beautiful smile.

Thin veneers have translucence and shine similar to that of natural teeth, and that’s why they’re highly sought by individuals considering a smile makeover. They reflect light naturally while tapering off slightly to avoid a filed-down, bulky look.

Before And After: The Best in Natural-Looking Smiles

Patients find cosmetic dentistry rewarding since it builds confidence and leads to greater self-esteem. Veneers are an excellent choice to improving the outward appearance of your teeth. If you’re considering a smile makeover, take a look at how veneers can transform your entire look.

This patient wanted a natural-looking smile that corrected multiple imperfections including yellowness, disproportion, and excessive display of gum tissues. I used a combination of implants, aesthetic crown lengthening and veneers to improve the cosmetic appearance of her smile. I’d further recommend bleaching of the lower teeth and a new lower molar crown to complete this total smile transformation.

More examples of natural makeovers

Veneers: Are They Right For You?

Veneers are applied by carefully preparing the tooth’s existing surface (often less than half a millimeter), then attached with the use of a powerful adhesive. The process is usually completed over the course of two appointments.

If you’re considering veneers, you should be comfortable knowing they are a permanent solution.  As a qualified cosmetic dentist in La Jolla, I can advise you whether veneers, Invisalign, bleaching or another creative cosmetic procedure can give you that naturally beautiful smile.

For more information on getting the smile you’ve always wanted, or to set up a consultation, call my office at 858-459-6224 or log onto

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