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Porcelain Veneer Candidates

By on August 29, 2011

Dental problems come in many different forms and differ from patient to patient. It’s for this reason that there are so many different treatment options that are out there. One treatment option that has proven particularly popular is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers have been able to greatly enhance the overall appearance of a smile in a number of ways. Patients of Abilene cosmetic dentist Dr. Tim Simpson have been particularly pleased by the versatility of porcelain veneers and their ability to accomplish different ends. Let’s look at porcelain veneers and see who may be the best candidates for treatment.

What are porcelain veneers?

Abilene porcelain veneers are these thin shells of a specially crafted dental ceramic. These specially made shells are placed on top of the front facing part of a tooth in order to mask imperfections from view. The porcelain veneers are partially translucent, which means that light will affect the veneers just like regular tooth material. Porcelain veneers will blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Who are the best candidates for porcelain veneers?

The best candidates for porcelain veneers are people with strong tooth structure. Since the preparation for porcelain veneers involves some removal of tooth structure (only half of a millimeter), patients need to have strong, healthy teeth. Our sedation and cosmetic dentistry team will determine if dental veneers or an alternative treatment would be best for your needs.

Porcelain veneers are great options for patients who have different dental problems. Let’s go through some of these right now.

Stained Teeth and Porcelain Veneers

When you have a tooth that is stained or extremely discolored, it may be difficult to get it looking bright and white again. Not even repeated teeth whitening treatments may be enough to improve the whiteness of the smile. In such cases, porcelain veneers are the best option.

Chipped and Cracked Teeth and Porcelain Veneers

For teeth that are chipped and cracked, porcelain veneers are ideal for the minor damage that is primarily cosmetic in nature. Again, since the porcelain veneers are able to conceal dental problems from view, they are ideal for such matters. For more substantial damage to a tooth, restorative dentistry options are more effective.

Crooked Teeth and Porcelain Veneers

Most people think that braces are the only way to correct teeth that are slightly misaligned or crooked. Well, no, that’s not always the case. There’s a reason that porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as instant orthodontics. By getting a few porcelain veneers placed, you can have a straight and perfect-looking smile without full-blown orthodontic care. Of course, or severe crookedness and misalignment, consider the Invisalign® system for your needs.

Smile Makeovers and Mouth Restorations

Porcelain veneers are able to fit into a variety of treatment plans and to meet the needs of many different patients. It may be this versatility that makes it a staple of smile makeover treatments and full mouth restorations. Used in combination with other dental care options, you can have the beauty and health of your smile restored.

To learn more about porcelain veneers and how they can benefit you, contact our Abilene cosmetic dentistry practice today.

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