Who Is a Candidate for Dental Veneers?February 24, 2023 10:09 pm
Dental veneers are an effective solution to cover up single or several imperfections, such as a chipped tooth or severe tooth stains. Many patients opt for veneers because they are a fast and permanent way to solve several cosmetic issues. You may be a good candidate for dental veneers if:
- Your Teeth Are Discolored, Stained, or Slightly Misaligned
- You Maintain Good Oral Health Habits
- You Have Tooth Chips or Cracks
- You Want a Permanent Cosmetic Solution
While teeth whitening may seem like the best treatment for discolored teeth, it may not work on teeth that are deeply stained. It’s also important to note that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution for discoloration. Veneers can permanently whiten your smile with custom shells that adhere to the front of your tooth surfaces.
Veneers can also conceal mild tooth misalignment. While clear aligners are a great solution for many cases of crooked teeth, it may be possible that veneers can make your smile more uniform.
Your veneers will look bright and beautiful as soon as they are placed. However, maintaining good oral health habits will be critical for your oral health and the appearance of your veneers. For example, daily floss and brush your teeth, visit the dentist for routine cleanings, consume a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and avoid tobacco products. Well-maintained veneers look better and last longer. Plus, these habits will help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer!
If you’re looking to fix damaged teeth, veneers can be placed on a single tooth or on multiple teeth. Keep in mind that depending on your unique case, a dental crown may be the better option to reinforce a tooth that is severely weakened or compromised.
Dental veneers aren’t just a temporary fix. To ensure a natural-looking appearance, tooth enamel is removed and a bonding solution securely adheres a veneer in place.
Am I a Candidate for Veneers?
You’re likely a candidate for veneers if you relate to these situations. Please contact our office to set up a consultation. We would be delighted to hear from you! We can confirm if veneers are a good fit for your situation and explain the process in depth.