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What is the best color for veneers?

I am a 26 year old female and I want to get veneers. What is the best color for veneers?

8 Answers

it is a subjective thing
Most patients like very light color veneers, it is advised to match the adjecent and opposing teeth. Many times those teeth can be bleached first to obtain a lighter shade. A shade A-1 or B-1 is nice.
Dear patient,

That’s a hard question to answer. You want your veneer to look natural on you rather than looking white white fake. I strongly recommend you select the color with your dentist and discuss any concerns. Best person to help you is the one doing the treatment. Now also your smile may not be as esthetic could be due to position of your teeth. Which braces and whitening may be a better option for you. Once you cut your teeth, you can’t go back and you are very young. Please have a consultation and see what is best for your smile! We all want your smile to last!
All the best!
The great thing about veneers is that because you are covering the visible surfaces of the teeth, you have complete control over which shade you can choose.  Generally speaking, most cosmetic veneers usually fall in the B1 or A1 shade range.  There are ultra white 'bleach' shades, but these almost always come across as too white/bright.  The best time to pick the shade is at the beginning of the appointment using a shade guide to determine what shade would look best with you adjacent teeth and also your complexion and other aspects of your appearance.
It depends on the natural color of your teeth and your skin tone. What do you want your smile to be Natural and healthy or Hollywood white. There are many factors. See a Prosthodontist in your area and they can sort things out for your individual needs. There is no such thing as one best shade for everyone.

Congratulations on deciding to get veneers. First off, it is important to know that you are getting some type of porcelain veneers as these are the ones that will resist staining the best. When picking out a color, you have to look at the size of your smile (how many teeth show), which teeth you are putting veneers on (top, bottom, and how far back you will go). If you do not do all the teeth in your smile line, when someone makes you laugh you may see a difference which will make the teeth with veneers look fake. So, you have a choice: 1) get veneers on all the teeth in your smile line or 2) match the shade of the teeth in your smile line that you are not getting veneers on. Also, do not forget about your lower teeth. When people do the upper teeth and forget about the lower ones, you may be able to see a difference.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD
Hello, it depends on what type of color and smile you are looking for. There are options that you and a dental professional can choose from. Thank you for your question.
Vaneers are placed on the facial surface of anterior (front teeth). The shade of vaneers usually matches the shade of your tooth's natural shade. If you are having vaneers done, you have to take care of them.
You can't bite into anything. You have to floss the gumline area. There are different ways teeth can be prepared for vaneers. If your tooth's incisal edge is going to be removed you would want to know it. Keeping your vaneers clean. Floss and brush them like you take care of your own teeth. Anything taken care of will last.