One of the most important decisions to make when getting porcelain veneers involves the shade of your new cosmetic dentistry restoration. Your porcelain veneers can be customized to achieve your desired shade. Do you want something dazzling and bright or more subtle? It is important to keep in mind that you will want your results to look natural. If you choose to get porcelain veneers that are an extremely bright white shade, they most likely will not blend in with your surrounding natural teeth and they may look less natural overall. In this situation, your porcelain veneers may actually detract from the appearance of your smile instead of enhancing it. In most cases, it is best to ask Phoenix cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox to match the shade of your porcelain veneers to the color of your surrounding natural teeth. This will ensure a beautiful, even smile that does not draw attention to your new porcelain veneers. If you are getting a smile makeover that includes tooth whitening as well as porcelain veneers, you will need to undergo the whitening session first since porcelain veneers are resistant to tooth whitening. By having your teeth whitened first, Dr. Wilcox can then match the shade of your porcelain veneers to the shade of your newly whitened teeth for a beautiful result. Please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule your porcelain veneers consultation. Dr. Donald Wilcox serves patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona.