Good Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

By John Meola on August 23, 2013

Good Candidates for Porcelain VeneersIf you want to have a smile that looks its absolute best, it's important that you brush and floss every day, visit your dentist twice a year, and use good judgment when it comes to other dental health concerns. One great way to achieve a smile that looks stunning is to meet with a skilled cosmetic dentist. Various aesthetic flaws can be treated with ease, and one treatment option in particular may be just what you need to look your absolute best: porcelain veneers.

About Porcelain Veneers

Also referred to as dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin shells of specially crafted and customized dental ceramic. They are designed to fit onto the front portions of the teeth and mask any aesthetic imperfects that are there.

The best thing about porcelain veneers is that they are semi-translucent, perfectly mimicking the nature of natural tooth structure. When porcelain veneers are in place, no one will realize they are there, whether you're under moonlight, sunlight, or artificial light.

Dental Problems That Porcelain Veneers Can Treat

One of the reasons that porcelain veneers are so popular is their versatility. Dentists can use porcelain veneers to deal with the following dental problems:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Tooth gaps
  • Tooth misalignment

General Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from any of the above dental aesthetic issues. It's important that these patients know all of the risk and benefits of treatment and have realistic expectations about the entire treatment process.

During your consultation at our cosmetic dentistry center, we'll be sure to go over all matters of care so that you understand what's involved.

Poor Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

Poor candidates for this cosmetic dentistry treatment are patients who suffer from serious dental problems that go beyond mere aesthetics. Porcelain veneers are predominantly a cosmetic treatment, and as such, they should only be used to treat those sorts of problems. Dental health issues will be better addressed through different kinds of treatments.

Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers

If you are not a good candidate for porcelain veneers, there are many different alternatives to consider. Some of these are as follows:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental fillings
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Traditional orthodontics

Are porcelain veneers right for me?

The sure way to find out if porcelain veneers are the best option for you and your needs is to stop by for a consultation. During this visit, we will be sure to address any and all concerns and help you make the best possible decisions about your dental health needs.

Keep in mind that combination treatments are not out of the question, so while porcelain veneers may not be the sole solution to your dental problems, they may be an important part of making your smile look its absolute best.

Learn More About Porcelain Dental Veneers

For more information about porcelain veneer as well as the many other options out there for effective smile makeover treatment, be sure to contact our Boston and Waltham dental care centers today. Our team is eager to meet you in person and help you achieve the best possible results from care.

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