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Feb 23

Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

Posted by Phillip Gallegos

There are plenty of options available to you if you would like to enhance the overall appearance of your smile. Many cosmetic treatments can be combined as you need them in order to perform a smile makeover. A cosmetic dentist can craft a custom smile makeover just for you, addressing all aesthetic flaws that you may be facing. 

While multiple treatments may be used to achieve a full smile makeover, sometimes all that you require is a single treatment. There is actually one treatment option that can address many diverse cosmetic problems, including: 

  •  Chips 
  •  Cracks 
  •  Stains 
  •  Gaps 
  •  Minor misalignments 

The results are so dramatic that the treatment has been nicknamed “instant orthodontics.” That treatment is known as porcelain veneers. 

About Porcelain Veneers 

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are adhered to the front portions of the teeth in order to mask imperfections and make your smile look absolutely pristine and perfect. The veneers blend in seamlessly with your natural tooth structure, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth. 

General Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers 

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from dental flaws that are predominantly aesthetic in nature. They should be in otherwise good dental health and not suffer from any kind of serious dental health problems, and they should also have realistic expectations about the nature of the treatment. 

Porcelain Veneers for Chipped and Cracked Teeth 

When you have teeth that are slightly chipped or cracked but the tooth damage does not affect the overall structure of the tooth, a porcelain veneer will be able to mask the problem from view as if it never happened. 

Porcelain Veneers for Tooth Discoloration and Stains 

Sometimes stains and discoloration can be very pronounced and too severe for teeth whitening to treat. In those cases, an ideal option to consider for care is the use of porcelain veneers. 

Porcelain Veneers for Crooked Teeth and Spacing Issues 

Sometimes a full orthodontic treatment is not necessary and instant orthodontics will suffice. Getting porcelain veneers can improve the overall appearance of your smile, which means closing tooth gaps and enhancing the overall alignment of your smile. 

Alternatives to Porcelain Veneers to Consider 

If you are not a good candidate for porcelain veneers, there are numerous alternatives that may be better suited to you and your needs. This includes dental bonding, teeth whitening, dental crowns, and traditional orthodontic care. 

During the consultation process, you will be able to learn more about porcelain veneers treatment and all viable/potential alternatives to consider. We will make sure to answer any and all questions that you may have so that you can make the most well-informed decision about your dental health, wellness, and smile aesthetics. 

Learn More About Your Options for Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment 

If you would like more information about porcelain veneers and how they can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact Gallegos Family Dentistry today. The entire team at our practice looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your dental health and wellness goals. Call us at 505-503-6720 for more information.