Patients considering porcelain veneers can learn more about these beautiful restorations

Porcelain veneers are one of many cosmetic treatments available with the team at Best Smiles in Richmond, Virginia. In fact, Dr. Naveen Chennupati finds them to be one of the most popular ways for patients to cover imperfections near the front of the smile in a lasting manner.

What are porcelain veneers?

Dr. Naveen Chennupati of Best Smiles describes porcelain veneers as thin shells of ceramic. They are custom matched to the patient’s smile in shape, size, and color. The veneers are bonded onto the front of the tooth to cover imperfections, including:

  • Spaced teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Permanently stained teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Short teeth

Do porcelain veneers stain?

Because porcelain veneers are made of a unique material that is nonporous, they will not stain. That is what sets them apart dramatically from alternative treatments such as composite resin bonding, which can also be used to disguise imperfections.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Most of our patients will enjoy their veneers for several years when they are proactive about their oral health and wellness. Many find that these restorations will last a decade or longer. However, patients with specific conditions such as bruxism, which causes clenching and grinding of the teeth, may find that their veneers are susceptible to breakage if they do not wear a mouthguard at night to protect their natural teeth and dental restorations from harm.

Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Cosmetic veneers are best used on patients who have healthy smiles free from cavities and periodontal disease and who are considering options for covering imperfect teeth near the front of the smile, often known as the “anterior teeth.” During a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with Dr. Chennupati, patients can speak to a professional about their candidacy for this or other solutions available for enhancing their smiles.

How do I learn more about porcelain veneers?

The best way to find out more about cosmetic veneers and other aesthetic solutions for the smile is by scheduling a consultation visit with Dr. Naveen Chennupati at Best Smiles in Richmond, VA. The office is located at 9195 Staples Mill Road and accepts new patients and families.   



Veneers are thin handcrafted porcelain shields worn on the front of the tooth which improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained or worn. Veneers are thin as contact lenses, and are an aesthetically pleasing option of closing gaps, lengthening teeth, and providing symmetry to make your smile more natural. Veneers are intended to last for many years without changing color. They are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry. Ask your dentist if veneers may be right for you.