How Do Porcelain Veneers Affect Your Teeth?

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.

Dr. Adrian Guerra, DDS has always maintained a distinguished reputation for his superior dental care throughout the north Palm Beach area in South Florida, with many years of experience treating patients with porcelain veneers. Due to the unrivalled durability, stain-resistance, and customization options associated with porcelain veneers, he frequently recommends this treatment to patients seeking a long-term solution for improving the appearance of a tooth.

Can Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?

Porcelain veneers don’t harm your teeth in any way as long as you see a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Adrian Guerra at AMG Dental Group. The first step to providing our patients with veneers includes taking x-rays to make sure your teeth are healthy and free of tooth decay. Sometimes we may need to treat your teeth before we can begin your treatment.

Removing enamel from your teeth means that you will not be able to revert back to your natural teeth. However, if you are self-conscious about a damaged tooth or teeth, you probably do not intend to remove the veneer and reveal the original tooth.

Tooth sensitivity is a possible effect of having enamel removed at your veneer prep. Usually the sensitivity is temporary and subsides within a few days of getting your porcelain veneer(s) placed.

Dr. Guerra takes care to make sure existing oral health issues are resolved before placing veneers and that your veneers do not disrupt your bite or cause gum irritation. As a result, with proper care for your veneers and your oral health, your porcelain veneers can last for many years without affecting the integrity of your teeth.

How Invasive Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Guerra is sensitive to the needs of those with dental anxiety and will work with you to find the best way of keeping you comfortable at your appointments. Porcelain veneers are minimally invasive, with preparation and placement most often done without the need for anesthesia. To place the veneer, Dr. Guerra will gently etch the tooth and then use a bonding agent to secure the veneer to your tooth

Most patients consider having porcelain veneers placed because of existing damage or imperfections. When it comes to crooked, gapped, misshapen, or worn teeth, having a tiny amount of enamel removed in order to restore a more aesthetically pleasing smile is rarely a deterrent to having the procedure.


The versatility of veneers is no secret. They can correct misshapen teeth, discoloration and alignment, all at the same time. But are they the right fit for you? The best way to know if veneers or other cosmetic procedures are for you is by speaking with your dentist. Because every patient is different, their unique dental situation will vary. Having a personalized treatment plan to address any dental problem you have with appearance is the best route for getting the results you’re looking for.

If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry, improving your smile, contact AMG Dental Group today at 561-844-6146.and we can help you achieve that smile you have always wanted.

The choice is yours!

Dr. Guerra can fully assess the many variables unique to your needs. If this is your first visit, you’ll discover that our skilled and friendly members work to make you comfortable. Your amazing smile begins with an exam and consultation at AMG Dental Group; give us a call at 561-844-6146.