September 29, 2017

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic procedure which can address many problems that prevent a radiant smile. If you’re considering concealing a problem that is cosmetic, then you might be a good candidate, but it’s important to have healthy teeth and gums before the procedure. For example you may need to treat advanced gum disease or tooth decay before getting porcelain veneers.  In addition, your teeth need to be fully grown before having cosmetic procedures. Once veneers are placed on the tooth, the tooth will not be able to grow. If you are considering orthodontia work, this type of dental treatment should be completed before cosmetic procedures, too.

What Types of Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

  • Chips and cracks
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Tooth enamel erosion
  • Gaps between the teeth

Veneers are not the only treatment option you have for some problems. Dental bonding is another option that offers similar effects. Teeth whitening may also be suitable if you have stubborn stains. You should discuss the pros and cons of any treatment you are considering to determine which one is best for your situation. Teeth whitening is generally reserved for surface stains. If you have stubborn stains, veneers may be a better choice for permanency. Dental bonding is not as durable as porcelain, but it does have its benefits.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Before you undertake treatment for your smile, you will want to speak with a cosmetic dentist about your goals, your needs, your expectations and your lifestyle. Together, you and your dentist can find the best treatment plan to solve the issues you want to fix. To determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, contact the office of Dr. Ilona Fotek, a cosmetic dentist with experience and knowledge of different treatment options. Get the smile you want to have more confidence.



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