Are you giving some serious thought to choosing porcelain veneers to change the way your smile looks in dramatic fashion? If so, you’re thinking about taking a path that is well known for offering significant transformations. While the benefits are wonderful – you can customize just about any aspect of your teeth that you dislike, from tooth whiteness to shape – it’s important that you make an informed decision. As you navigate your cosmetic treatment options, we suggest you learn a couple important facts about veneers, so you’re fully prepared.

It’s A Serious Change

To place porcelain veneers as we transform your smile, we often begin by removing a very small portion of your tooth’s outermost layer, which is called enamel. This means that you’re making a serious change to your smile, which includes altering the shape of your natural teeth beneath. If you are interested in a smile makeover that lasts, this is certainly a wonderful option. However, if you’re just looking to improve the appearance of your natural teeth without covering them, teeth whitening, bonding, or contouring may better suit your plans.

You May Qualify For No-Prep Veneers

If you dislike the idea of altering your natural tooth shape and removing even a tiny bit of tissue, you may want to learn more about no-prep porcelain veneers. It is important to recognize, however, that qualifying for veneers without preparation usually means that your teeth are already in decent shape – or you only want minor changes made to your smile. As a result, we can simply place the veneers directly over your natural teeth just as they are. For those desiring significant changes, though, preparation is necessary.


At Dental Associates of Corona, your dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, CA and all surrounding locations. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951) 273-9580.