The Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers By Dr. Tanner on April 30, 2014

The Ideal Candidates for Porcelain VeneersWhen it comes to improving the look of your smile, there are many options to consider. A cosmetic dentist has plenty of ways to help you get the smile of your dreams, using the latest techniques and technologies available. Our entire team believes in making sure patients have smiles that look great and are healthy as well. One way that this can be achieved is by using porcelain veneers.

We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider who the best candidates are for porcelain veneers. You may be surprised how versatile porcelain veneers are and what kinds of dental problems they can be used to treat.

About Porcelain Veneers

Some basics about porcelain veneers first. Also known as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin shells of semi-translucent ceramic material that are adhered to the frontal portions of the teeth. When they are in place, they blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth structure, making your smile look absolutely perfect.

General Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

In general, the best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from minor, predominantly aesthetic flaws that affect their smile. They should be in good overall dental health and have realistic expectations about the treatment process and what it entails.

Porcelain Veneers and Minor Tooth Damage Issues

Porcelain veneers are ideal for addressing minor chips and cracks on the teeth so long as they do not pose any issues that affect dental health and wellness. Hairline cracks and little chips will no longer be visible with a porcelain veneer in place.

Porcelain Veneers and Stains/Tooth Discoloration

Stains and general discoloration of the teeth can both be easily addressed thanks to porcelain veneers. While porcelain veneers are thin, they are so effective that even major stains are well covered up.

Porcelain Veneers and Minor Spacing and Crookedness

Porcelain are so effective that some people have referred to them as instant orthodontics. The name isn't just hype. Porcelain veneers can be used to address cosmetic tooth misalignments and spacing issues, such as asymmetrical teeth, tooth gaps, and minor crookedness.

Alternatives to Consider for Porcelain Veneers

Sometimes porcelain veneers will not be the best option to address your needs. In such cases, it's important to consider your alternatives. All of your alternatives for effective dental care can be discussed in more detail during your consultation at our practice.

For general tooth stains or discoloration, it may be a better idea to undergo teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening will brighten and whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in just a single session.

In terms of chips and cracks, there are many options out there that can prove quite helpful. For minor damage, dental bonding may be the best option; for chips and cracks that affect the structure and health of the tooth, the best options for restorative care are inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

With regard to major issues with malocclusion and spacing, porcelain veneers can only do so much. Actual orthodontic care tends to be best for these matters, improving overall alignment in the process.

Learn More About Advanced Smile Makeover Treatment

For more information about porcelain veneers and how they can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our South Ogden cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve excellent results with regard to your overall dental health and wellness.

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