This is a very good question but it is worth noting that the amount of dental veneers you can have really depends on the broadness of your smile. Generally speaking for most patients you would need between 6-10 veneers for a complete new smile and if you have a narrower smile, you may even be able to get away with 4-6 veneers.
But that being said – Each patient case can be different and really depends on the uniqueness of your smile.
Veneers are not a simple case of saying you want 6 veneers on these teeth and the dentist simply does that. Its a case of examining your smile from all different angles to identify which teeth are clearly visible. You need to take into account that your teeth will look differently from different angles so you want your new smile to look natural and beautiful from every angle.
By having too few veneers for your smile it can give you a very unnatural overall smile which draws attention to the teeth that haven’t had the veneers, which will detract away from the beauty of your new teeth!
When creating the perfect smile it is important to understand the smile design principles and to create the perfect smile for the patient undergoing treatment.
How to create the perfect smile
When we have patients come to us who are interested in dental veneers we take our time in assessing their current smile and understanding what issues they currently have with the way they look.
Because creating the dream smile is not as straight forward, we offer free consultations to discuss your needs and to clearly identify how many veneers you will need for a complete and full beautiful smile.
If the patient decides they would like to go ahead with their dream smile, we move on to the following smile design process:
- Impressions – Diagnostic wax-up (on a model)
- Trial Smile
- Permanent fit
An example of a smile design case can be found here.
Are veneers a suitable treatment for me?
If you are interested in exploring your options with veneers but you are unsure if they are a suitable treatment for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us on: 01432 272 238 and arrange your free consultation today.