By Newmarket Dentistry
August 21, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
As with any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to know if this is the right treatment plan for you. If you’ve been coveting a smile makeover without all the invasive treatments, you may have already sifted through a list of cosmetic procedures online to find one that works for you. Veneers Before & After
 
You want more than a tweak but you don’t want to do anything drastic or life altering. That’s why your cosmetic dentist is happy to offer dental veneers—thin shells that go on the front of your teeth to fix life’s little imperfections. It’s non-invasive, can drastically improve your smile, and it doesn’t make you spend hours in a dental chair. As with any procedure, we need to make sure you’re a good candidate. So how do you know if you have the right smile for dental veneers? Here are some ways to find out:
 

What are you trying to correct?

Since getting dental veneers isn’t an extensive treatment, it can’t change all problems the way we would like. Here are the dental issues that dental veneers can improve:
  • Misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Severely stained teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down and have chips or cracks
  • Mild misalignment that affects the line of your smile
If any of these smile situations sound like you, dental veneers could be in your future. However there’s still a little more that needs to be done before we deem you treatment-ready!
 

Dental Veneer Evaluation

No dental procedure would be possible without your cosmetic dentist giving your smile a thorough examination to make sure the treatment will be a success. After all, why would you want to go through a dental procedure if it’s not going to get to the root of your problem? That’s why we make sure your smile is just right before we recommend veneers (or any treatment for that matter). We may deem you a good candidate if,
  • Your teeth are otherwise healthy and there are no cavities
  • You don’t have gum disease (and your gums are healthy)
  • You aren’t a teeth grinder
  • Your bite is properly aligned
  • You have enough tooth enamel to support the veneers post-preparation.
When we mention post-preparation, we are talking about the process of shaving some of your enamel down to make room for your veneers. We want to know that after we remove a tiny bit of enamel your tooth will still be strong enough to fully support your veneers.
 
Sure you could read everything you can find online about dental veneers. You could even ask friends or family members who have them; however, the best way to find out if porcelain veneers are the right choice for your smile is to come in for a consultation. If you’re ready to take the next step, then call our office and setup a consultation appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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