Dental veneers are customized  shells like caps for the front teeth. They cover any cracked or chipped teeth, they can also hide stains and cosmetic defects. Veneers are a common cosmetic treatment option available in smile designing. 

What are Dental Veneers?


Veneers are coverings that easily fit on the front surfaces of the teeth. Dentists prepare the tooth to fit the veneer over them. Technicians use high-quality dental materials, like tooth-colored composite or porcelain, to create veneers. Dental veneers are cosmetic caps. They can conceal gaps, stains and broken teeth. They enhance smiles and cover the front surface of the teeth. There is no need to cover the entire tooth like a cap.


Who can choose dental veneers?

Veneers are used to enhance smiles; people with gaps between their teeth, broken and chipped teeth, stains on the teeth,malaligned teeth but do not want to opt for extensive orthodontic correction, and small sized teeth hampering the smile can defifinitey choose veneers. Le Sueur Family Dental specializes in cosmetic dental veneer options to craft you a perfect smile.


Who cannot choose veneers?


Cosmetic treatments cannot be carried when you have largely destructed teeth.

Grossly carious teeth need extensive dental treatment. People with tooth sensitivity might have added sensitivity concerts after placing veneers.

Types of Veneers


  • Composite veneers use composite material to bond on the front surface of the tooth. This can be accomplished in the dental office in a single day.
  • Porcelain veneers need little amount of tooth structure to be removed from the tooth. They are custom made in the lab according to the tooth.
  • No prep veneers necessitate a minimum amount of tooth structures to be removed. These are non-invasive dental procedures. They prevent tooth sensitivity 
  • Le Sueur Family’s Dental can help you determine if you are a candidate for no prep veneers.
  • Pop on or snap on veneers are the removable veneers. They can be removed at will and can be worn occassionally. They are used to enhance smiles however functionally they take a back seat. They make it difficult to eat or to speak well


Procedure for Dental Veneers

  • In the initial visit consultation and xray will be done to determine if you are candidate for veneer treatment. 
  • Tooth prep will be done and impressions will be taken.
  • For composite veneer direct bonding is done in the office itself.
  • For porcelain veneers the impressions are sent to the dental lab for fabrication.
  • Temporary veneers are placed for the meantime until we get the final finished veneers customized for your perfect smile..
  • In a week when final veneers are recieved from the dental lab; they are checked for the fit and shade. They are adjusted according to your satisfaction and function.
  • These veneers are then cemented on the tooth and there you have your dazzling smile.

Traditional Crown vs Veneers

The veneer covers only the front surface of the teeth in order to enhance the look of the person. The traditional crown covers the tooth entirely from all the surface; it adds strength and protects from further damage. Crown adds a functional component to the tooth whereas veneer helps only aesthetics. 

Caring for Veneers

Brushing and flossing regulary will increase the longevity of the veneers.

Avoid hard and crunchy food as it can scratch the veneers.

Avoid highly stained food to prevent discolouration of the veneers.

Regular dental check up helps with the maintenance of the venners for a long time.

Pros of dental veneers


Dental veneers improve smiles.

Dental veneers look natural.

Minimun tooth cutting is needed as compared to traditional crowns.

Cons of dental veneers


Sensitivity can occur due to tooth cutting.

Dental veneers can dislodge as they have less support.

Veneers are not cost effective as they are under cosmetic treatments; not covered under insurance.


Dental veneers can present you with a durable and aesthetically confident smile, making people’s choice for gifting themselves with their dream smile.