When putting on veneers, it's usually best to place them on all of the most visible teeth for a cohesive look. Although your cosmetic dentist can apply only 4 veneers to the front teeth. Your dentist may recommend you to repair chips and small cracks in your teeth, or to close the spaces between your teeth. The first thing to do is look in the mirror and smile.
Then, count how many teeth show when you smile naturally. Let's say the number is 4 and 4 of your front upper teeth are crooked. In this situation, your cosmetic dentist may recommend 4 veneers, as they are visible when you smile. Veneers can be precisely adapted to the appearance of your teeth.
If you're generally satisfied with the appearance of your smile, it's okay to make just a few veneers to address problems with some teeth. Many patients often choose to have only 4 veneers. This is because most of the teeth often visible are the front four. In these cases, the corrected front teeth are uneven, crooked, or have gaps, but the posterior teeth are usually well aligned.
The trial smile can be created during your initial consultation. Hagood makes temporary composite veneers and places them over teeth to show the effect of veneer treatment. Based on what the smile looks like with temporary veneers, Dr. Hagood and the patient decide together how many veneers will provide the look the patient wants.
All of this is done before the patient decides to invest in an actual veneer treatment. When you smile broadly, you want all of your teeth to match and look good. For many people, this will mean having eight veneers on their upper teeth. For other people, ten or twelve may be needed.
And for others, only one to four veneers will fulfill their goal of masking imperfect teeth.