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Types of Veneers

Our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist, Kevin Sands, DDS, is celebrated by patients around the world for his custom-designed dental veneers. A versatile treatment favored by numerous A-list celebrities, veneers are thin shells of material that can significantly enhance one’s smile by concealing chips, cracks, gaps, misalignment, discoloration, and other common aesthetic concerns.  

To suit the individual goals of each patient, our team can customize a set of veneers using one of several different types of material. In addition, Dr. Sands exclusively utilizes state-of-the-art dental technology and proven methods to help patients achieve a “celebrity” smile of their own.

Dr. Sands gave me the most beautiful top and bottom veneers. I constantly get compliments on my smile and I love that they don’t look like overly white, thick cubes. He does beautiful, natural work and the experience was easy and lovely.

- Kelsey F.

Each veneer treatment is custom-designed to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. Dr. Sands offers a variety of veneer types at our practice, and uses the consultation process as a time to help you make a well-informed decision about which type of dental veneer can meet your needs and cosmetic goals.

If you would like to learn more about dental veneers, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sands, please contact us today.

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What Materials Can Be Used to Make Dental Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers

Many patients choose porcelain veneers due to their durability and beautiful, natural shine. Dr. Sands can create them to seamlessly match the shade of your teeth through a minimally-invasive treatment in which the majority of your existing tooth structure can be preserved. This type of veneer also tends to be very long-lasting.

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Lumineers® are another type of dental veneer known for their aesthetic quality. Their placement generally requires a very conservative procedure with little to no preparation (i.e. drilling or injections) needed to accommodate the veneer, which can make for a shorter and more comfortable recovery period. Lumineers® are composed of Cerinate® ceramic, a sturdy, ultra-thin material. This variation of the dental veneer treatment can deliver many of the same benefits as traditional porcelain veneers.

CEREC® Veneers

Products crafted with the advanced CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) 3D system include veneers,dental crowns, and more. These restorations are known to be long-lasting and lifelike, and the procedure is widely considered quick and virtually painless. Often completed in a single visit, CEREC® veneers – which we create in our on-site milling unit – are designed to look identical to natural teeth and can last for many years before needing replacement. 


Zirconia porcelain is a very strong, durable material. As such, it can be used to build veneers for patients with more severe decay or damage who need additional structural reinforcement. In particular, they can significantly benefit back teeth, as the extra-sturdy material can prevent premature wear in this area. Zirconia is often used in restorative treatments such as crowns and dental implants.

Composite Resin

Composite resin veneers can be an excellent option for patients who want many of the same benefits as porcelain veneers – including the concealment of dislocation, chips, gaps, and cracks – at a reduced price. While composite resin veneers are generally more cost-effective and require less preparation than porcelain veneers, please note that they typically do not last as long as other types of veneers on this list.

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