Even with good oral care, you could experience problems with your teeth. Accidents can lead to chipped or cracked teeth. Poor dietary habits could cause tooth discoloration. Due to genetics, you could have misshapen teeth. Fortunately, minor tooth imperfections can be corrected with porcelain veneers.
What are Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of material customized to fit over your tooth to conceal imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, or correct minor problems with crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are extremely popular due to their strength, durability, and natural tooth appearance. At Downtown Dental Center, we can customize single or multiple porcelain veneers to cover tooth imperfections to give you the smile of your dreams.
Are You a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
A visit to Dr. David Favell can determine if you’re a viable candidate for porcelain veneers. If you meet the following conditions, veneers could be a good fit for you:
- You have minor tooth imperfections like chips, cracks, stains, or slightly misshapen teeth
- You have no health issues with your gums or teeth
- The teeth that need fixing have enough tooth enamel for veneers
- You don’t have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth
- You have good oral hygiene habits
Veneers are designed to correct minor imperfections of your teeth, not major problems with crooked or misaligned teeth. Major issues with misaligned teeth are best handled with orthodontic treatment. If you do need orthodontic work, it should be done before getting veneers.
Good oral health is another prerequisite to getting porcelain veneers. Before being approved for veneers, your dentist will inspect your teeth and gums for signs of cavities, tooth infection, or gum disease. These issues will need to be treated as well before veneers are applied to your teeth.
Veneers are bonded to the enamel of your natural teeth. The process entails removing a small layer of enamel first and then bonding the veneers to the enamel that’s left. For the bonding to take hold, your natural teeth must have enough enamel left to hold the porcelain veneers in place.