Many of us think of our teeth as we would any other bone in our body, as a functional piece in a healthy operating system. After all, teeth are for chewing and biting, and as long we’re scheduling that cleaning every six months, it’s easy to forget about them. But dental care is so much more than prevention and maintenance. The teeth in your smile are the first impression when meeting a stranger, and the unique expression of your personality. They serve an important role in your emotional health, the confidence you have and show to others, and how others see you.

If you feel embarrassed by chipped, cracked, crooked or stained teeth, there’s no reason to hide behind a close-lipped smile. There are many options when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Of all of them though, veneers are the best solution for a complete smile makeover because they have so many benefits. Veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic material that are used to cover up and smooth over the visible, outer layer of a tooth, and can even extend its length.

Picture of a patient of Dr. James Polley

Patient of Dr. Polley.

One Step

Crafting an attractive, natural smile requires skill and talent. A good cosmetic dentist will bring out the best of your smile, not replace it with a plastic, Hollywood one. While there’s no mathematical formula for the perfect smile, veneers are one complete procedure that can achieve all of your smile goals. If you’re uncomfortable with or have complaints about any of these smile issues, veneers could be the right solution:

  • Gaps
  • Discoloration
  • Crowded
  • Crooked
  • Chips or Cracks
  • Too Small, Short or Misshapen

Veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry solution, and it’s because they can address all of these problems at once. Whether it’s one veneer to correct one chipped tooth or its several veneers to correct a diversity of flaws, veneers do it all in one step.


If you thought that such a comprehensive smile makeover solution as veneers would take a long time, think again. Veneers are also popular because it’s a quick process. The transformation is dramatic, but it’s not time-intensive. In fact, from consultation to completion, veneers can take as little time as one month.


Unlike natural tooth enamel, veneers are resistant to stains and acid. The dangers that typically affect teeth like erosion and discoloration from acidic drinks and foods don’t affect the tough, durable porcelain of veneers. Stains don’t penetrate porcelain like they do tooth enamel, and if they do, they’re easily removed with a bit of polishing.


Veneers are very easy to care for. There’s no added maintenance or time-consuming upkeep—just regular dental hygiene like brushing and flossing will keep veneers in their best shape. In clinical studies, about 95% of veneers last ten years or more, and perhaps 85% last 20 years or more. Meanwhile, you enjoy the confidence that comes with loving your smile and putting your best “face” forward.

The transformations that can be achieved with dental veneers can be life-changing. To talk to us about your smile goals, please call (702) 873-0324 for Las Vegas cosmetic dentist, Dr. James B. Polley for an appointment.