If you need to restore your smile, then porcelain veneers in Chesterfield can be a great option. But are you a good candidate? Read our blog to find out.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Before we discuss whether you’re a good candidate for dental veneers, let’s talk about what dental veneers are. Dental veneers are custom-made porcelain covers that go over your natural teeth. These porcelain covers match your natural teeth in color, shape, length, and size.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are great because they are a permanent treatment option. As mentioned above, veneers fit in perfectly with your natural smile. The porcelain that dental veneers are made of is stain resistant. Additionally, dental veneers do not irritate your gums.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
People need dental veneers to solve a variety of dental issues, both medical and cosmetic. If you have severely stained teeth that won’t respond to whitening, then you can turn to dental veneers to solve your problem. Dental veneers can also cover chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth.
However, you must have good overall oral health so that your gums and teeth are healthy enough for our dentist to place veneers. It’s important to practice regular brushing and flossing to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, you can’t grind your teeth. Grinding can damage the porcelain veneers. You also must have sufficient tooth enamel. We’ll need to remove some enamel so the veneers can fit snugly over your teeth. Without enough enamel, dental veneers won’t be able to bond to the surface of your teeth.
What Is the Dental Veneer Placement Process?
Once we determine that you are a good candidate for dental veneers, we’ll schedule the procedure. First, we’ll remove a thin layer of your enamel and shape the teeth so that the veneers can fit perfectly on top. Afterward, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab that will customize your veneers. Finally, we’ll bond the dental veneers to your natural teeth so you walk out of the office with the smile of your dreams.