Have you ever wondered how celebrities manage to have such perfect, white smiles? The secrets, in most cases, are dental veneers. These are porcelain prosthetics that adhere to the surface of your teeth to modify shape and color.

Before driving straight to your nearest dental office, here are eight things you should know before getting dental veneers:

  1. Choose an experienced dentist

As simple as veneers sound, the execution is quite complex and requires an experienced dental specialist to do it. A great way to tell if the dentist is good at their job is to ask them for before and after shots of their former patients. Also by reading their reviews in social media platforms like Facebook.

  1. Dental veneers are optional

Even though dental veneers can prevent gum damage and improve chewing – of course, besides improving how your smile looks – they are not mandatory. When talking to your dentist, they will let you know if veneers are the best option for you or if you require another procedure like dental implants.

  1. They are personalized

Every person in the world is different, therefore there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all kind of veneer. In order to get a smile that goes well with your face, the dental specialist must sculpt the porcelain until it looks perfect for you.

  1. Less can be more

The sculpting process must be done with a lot of caution so the veneers maintain the personality of your smile while improving the looks of the teeth. This is especially relevant when one chooses to get just one or two veneers that must blend in with the rest of the mouth.

  1. You can get one or more

According to your needs, budget, and preferences, you can opt for one or more veneers. Some people choose to get their entire upper or lower arch done while others prefer to just cover the tooth with the main problem (chips, stains, odd shapes, etc.) – it all depends on your choice and your dentist’s recommendations.

  1. Picking the shade is hard sometimes

Sculpting and painting the veneers is truly a work of art, dentists must take on account things like the color and shape of your teeth, your skin tone, and other factors to select the perfect shade of porcelain.

*Pro tip: Before getting dental veneers, ask for a teeth whitening session because if you get it afterward, the shade of the porcelain won’t match the shade of your teeth.

  1. There are temporary veneers

You can get temporary veneers to make sure that you will like the permanent ones, this is standard procedure but in some cases, it can be avoided – be sure to ask your dentist first. Just keep in mind that the provisional veneers will not be as shiny or natural-looking as the actual permanent porcelain veneers.

  1. They can last for a long time

Veneers, unlike dental implants, do not last for a lifetime. However, with proper hygiene and habits of the patient, they can last over a decade. Of course, that is when you have them done with top quality materials such as the ones they use in Canada, the U.S., and some parts of Mexico such as Cancun and Mexico City.

Now that you know all of the relevant details of dental veneers, you are ready to schedule your appointment! For a less expensive yet equally effective procedure, visit Dentics Cancun in Mexico. Even with the costs of the plane tickets and hotel nights, you can save a pretty penny compared to what you’d spend in the United States or Canada.