Thin Versus Traditional Porcelain Veneers

I can’t decide between two types of porcelain veneers for my smile makeover. I like the idea of the really thin veneers because of the no prep, but some of them have bad reviews. The traditional veneers seem to have better reviews, but you have to grind your teeth. Is there a real benefit to the traditional ones or would I be safe with the thin ones?


Dear Avery,

A dental tool holding up a porcelain veneer
Getting a beautiful smile makeover requires an expert cosmetic dentist

While it is great that you are doing research before investing in your smile makeover, you are investigating the wrong thing. It’s not the brand or type of porcelain veneers you get, such as ultra-thin versus traditional porcelain veneers.

Instead, the biggest factor in getting porcelain veneers is to get the best cosmetic dentist you can in your area of the country.

Smile makeovers aren’t taught in dental school. Instead, any dentists interested in this sub sector of their field, have to invest in the training after they finish dental school. In order to get a beautiful smile, you have to find an expert cosmetic dentist.

There are two ways to go about this.

Finding an Artistic Dentist to do Your Porcelain Veneers

My recommendation is you go to the website and look up cosmetic dentists in your area. This website carefully screens any cosmetic dentists who wish to be listed in order to assure patient they are capable of giving them the smile of their dreams.

They’ve investigated both their technical prowess as well as their artistry. If you use one of their recommended dentists you will get a stunning smile. In fact, most of them have what is known as a beautiful smile guarantee.

They’ll know the subtleties between brands and will pick the one which best matches the characteristics you want in your dream smile.

One thing which may put your mind at ease. With traditional porcelain veneers, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to grind down your teeth. We don’t grind the teeth, that is for dental crowns and they’ll often end up looking like a nub in order to get the crown placed over the tooth.

With porcelain veneers, only the tiniest amount of structure is removed. It’s generally about the width of the fingernail.

This blog is brought to you by Newton Dentist Dr. David Newkirk.