A few years ago, I started thinking carefully about what I could do to improve my smile. I had lived with crooked, yellowed teeth for most of my adult life, and honestly, I just wanted to feel beautiful. I started thinking about working with a cosmetic dentist, and before I knew it, I was in an office getting a complimentary consultation. I learned about a variety of different procedures that could improve my look, and it was really fun. I wanted to create a blog all about making smiles more beautiful, which is why I made this website. Check out this blog for great information about dentistry.
Are you hoping to achieve that perfect Hollywood smile through the use of porcelain veneers? If so, you should know that not everyone is a good candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure. While the only real way of knowing if you are a good candidate for veneers is to talk to your dentist, taking the time to answer the questions outlined below can help you to get a much better idea of whether or not this procedure is right for you.
Do You Currently Have Healthy Teeth And Gums?
While porcelain veneers are a wonderful way of quickly and affordably correcting cosmetic issues with your teeth, this dental procedure will not address issues with the health of your teeth and gums. In fact, oral health issues may prevent you from being able to get veneers since the veneer covers the natural tooth and can make it more difficult or even impossible for your dentist to treat existing dental issues once the veneer is in place. For this reason, individuals who have healthy teeth and gums will be the best candidates for veneers.
Do You Suffer From Enamel Loss?
When having veneers placed on your teeth, your dentist will need to shave down a small amount of the enamel on your tooth in order to allow the veneer to fit more naturally and to ensure a strong bond between the veneer and the tooth. If you have suffered enamel loss, it may not be possible for your dentist to do this without compromising the strength of your teeth. Consequently, individuals who have suffered enamel loss will not typically be good candidates for veneers.
Are You Willing And Able To Avoid Extremely Crunchy Foods?
Veneers are constructed from a very thin layer of porcelain. While this porcelain is quite strong, it is possible to crack your veneers when chewing very crunchy foods. Not only can repairing these cracks become quite expensive, but a cracked veneer can also damage the underlying tooth and result in serious tooth pain. Therefore veneers are ideal for individuals who are truly committed to avoiding the foods that are most likely to result in damage to their veneers.
Do You Have Any Bad Oral Habits Such As Grinding?
Bad oral health habits such as grinding your teeth or chewing on your finger nails can also result in damage to your porcelain veneers. If you suffer from these types of issues, you will want to seek treatment for these issues or work to eliminate your bad habits before getting porcelain veneers.
For more information on porcelain veneers, contact a dentist near you.Share
30 November 2021