Example of natural teeth with porcelain veneers
Everybody likes beautiful, yet natural-looking teeth. Hence, this is the most common concern with patients who want to enhance their smiles with porcelain veneers: "Will they look natural?"
There are many ways to make dental porcelain restorations look like real teeth. The first step is to understand what a natural tooth really looks like. Young teeth have different features than old and worn teeth. They vary in hue, chroma, value, height-to-width ratio, line angles, opacity, translucency, and many other features, all of which are being discussed on this website.
Not every smile design has to involve a large amount of teeth. In many cases, the correction of just a few teeth with porcelain veneers may make a big difference for the self-esteem and confidence of a patient. The art of cosmetic dentistry is not characterized by just making teeth white and shiny, but by creating smiles that have youthful-looking and natural teeth.
The following case demonstrates a minimal approach for improving a smile with porcelain veneers.