Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?

July 21, 2017 Dental Veneers

Are you familiar with porcelain veneers? They are a popular form of cosmetic dentistry used to overcome several common issues. Essentially, they are thin and strong shells of porcelain that are bonded over a tooth to conceal a cosmetic issue. At Sana Dental in Edmonton, AB our staff is happy to meet with you and discuss whether you are a candidate for dental veneers or another form of cosmetic dentistry. For example, those with certain issues may find that dental crowns are the only workable solution.

Understanding Porcelain Veneers

As your dedicated dentist in Edmonton, our goal is to ensure you have optimal oral health as well as being fully informed about your different options for treatment. Porcelain veneers are something we might suggest if you have:

  • Deeply stained teeth that cannot be whitened
  • Teeth with chips and cracks
  • Gaps between your teeth
  • Unevenly sized teeth
  • Teeth of different lengths
  • Mildly misaligned teeth

Our porcelain veneers specialist can review your current conditions and help you decide if veneers are for you. After all, a candidate for dental veneers must accept that some permanent changes are made to the teeth during the treatment. A small amount of enamel should be removed to make enough room for the veneer and bonding. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of always using this solution afterward, you may not be a suitable candidate for dental veneers. Also, if you feel you cannot avoid certain foods or behaviors like biting your nails, you may not be a good candidate for dental veneers. People who bite pens or pencils, tap their teeth with them or use their teeth as tools are also poor candidates.

However, if you are eager to address your issues as quickly as possible, and you want a long lasting and proven method for addressing issues like those listed above, you are probably a strong candidate for dental veneers. They are usually done with just two visits and require little more than regular oral hygiene to maintain them properly over the long term.

Find Out if You Are a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers at Your Next Appointment

If you have any questions about this treatment, give us a call at our Edmonton, AB office at 1-780-476-3391. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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