Are You a Good Porcelain Veneer Candidate?

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Minor flaws in your smile can cause a dip in your self-esteem. You may even go so far as to avoid smiling and laughing. This can lead to depression and anxiety. At TM Prosthodontics, we want to give you a beautiful smile you can feel confident in again. Porcelain veneers can address a wide range of cosmetic imperfections to create the whiter, straighter, more beautiful smile you desire.
 
Our doctors evaluate whether our patients are good candidates for porcelain veneers by looking at the following criteria:
 

  • Your Teeth Have Stains

Professional teeth whitening can address mild to moderate stains but may be ineffective of darker stains. Porcelain veneers, however, affix to the front of the teeth, concealing these stains and brightening your smile.
 

  • Your Teeth Have Minor Damage

If your teeth have minor, superficial damage, you may qualify for porcelain veneers. They can correct chips and cracks without affection your tooth’s internal structure. Veneers can also address teeth that are irregularly shaped.
 

  • You Have Slight Misalignment

Some patients have such minor misalignment that orthodontic treatments are unnecessary. The misalignment, such as slightly crooked or gapped teeth, can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. In these minor cases, porcelain veneers can conceal these imperfections to create a straight and beautiful smile.
 

  • You Want to Address Multiple Cosmetic Flaws

As you can see, porcelain veneers can address an array of imperfections. If you want to address multiple imperfections with a single treatment, porcelain veneers area a great choice. They can whiten and straighten your smile, all while correcting and minor damage your teeth have.
 

  • Your Teeth and Gums Are Healthy

One of the most important requirements for porcelain veneers is good oral health. Patients with tooth decay or gum disease must receive treatment for those conditions prior to any cosmetic procedure. Once gum disease is under control and tooth decay has been minimized or eliminated, patients can receive porcelain veneers.
 

  • You Do Not Have Sensitive Teeth

The most common cause of sensitive teeth is eroded tooth enamel. For traditional porcelain veneers, we must remove a small portion of the enamel to create enough space for the veneers. If we left the enamel intact, the veneers would be bulky and unnatural looking.
 

  • You Do Not Have Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which patients unconsciously grind or clench their teeth at night. This places a significant amount of pressure on the teeth and can cause erosion, cracks, and other complications. Porcelain veneers are just as susceptible to damage as the natural teeth. Over time, grinding the teeth could cause the veneers to crack or break. If you use a night guard to protect the teeth, then you may still qualify for porcelain veneers.
 

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If you’re looking for a perfect smile, contact our office today for a free consultation. Click here for more information on getting procelain veneers in Miami.

Posted: Monday March 20, 2017