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Who is a Candidate for Veneers

Rendering of jaw with porcelain veneer on toothVeneers are versatile cosmetic dental treatments that can address various dental concerns. They help enhance teeth whiteness, alter tooth shape, close wide gaps, repair chips or cracks, and mask the appearance of crooked teeth. By restoring your smile, veneers help to boost your self-esteem and confidence. Dental veneers are a perfect option for many patients, but they are not suitable for some candidates. Our dentist at Sola Smile Co. can tell you whether you are a candidate for veneers or not. Here are some factors that determine whether a patient is a good candidate for dental veneers:

If You Have Severely Stained Teeth

Although teeth whitening treatments can effectively treat mild to moderate cases of discoloration, they may not be effective in treating darker stains. Porcelain veneers offer an alternative solution to cover up such stains, including those caused by internal discoloration from decay or old fillings.

People with Minor Cosmetic Issues

Dental veneers offer an effective solution to conceal misshapen teeth, chips, or cracks. Although dental bonding can also help fix these issues, veneers provide the most natural-looking correction possible.

People with Enough Tooth Enamel

Patients who have enough tooth enamel are considered good candidates for dental veneers. This is because veneers require a small amount of enamel to be removed from the front of the tooth to adhere to the tooth surface properly. If not enough enamel is present, the veneer may not adhere properly and could become loose or fall off. Besides, having enough enamel ensures that the veneer will have a strong foundation and will not compromise the overall strength and health of the tooth.

Good Overall Oral Health

For you to be a good candidate for veneers, patients must have healthy teeth and gums. If your gums and teeth are not healthy, your dentist may recommend treatment to improve their health before proceeding with veneers. This is important to ensure the longevity and success of the veneers.

Several Cosmetic Issues

Dental veneers offer a versatile solution for various dental problems. For instance, if you have a chipped tooth, several stained teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or any other similar issue, veneers can help address all these issues simultaneously. Without veneers, you might have to undergo a few different procedures to get desired outcomes.

Straight Teeth

Dental veneers may be a good option for you if you have mildly crooked teeth. However, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite, you may not be a good candidate for veneers. Significant misalignment can put too much pressure on the veneers, causing them to crack or fail.

People Who Do Not Grind or Clench Their Teeth

Bruxism (teeth grinding) can harm your veneers, leading to cracks and chips. If you have a habit of using your teeth to chew ice or nails, or using them as tools, you may not be a good candidate for veneers. Such habits may compromise oral health and damage the veneers.
Pay us a visit, and our dentist at Sola Smile Co. will let you know if you are a good candidate for veneers. Call us today at 512-615-9405 and book an appointment.
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Many types of people are good candidates for veneers. To find out more about veneers, visit Sola Smile Co. in Austin, TX!
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