There have been many advances in cosmetic dentistry that allow dental professionals to enhance and improve your smile, the most popular being porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are customized to match your natural teeth and blend in seamlessly, creating extremely natural looking results. You may be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers if:
Severely stained teeth. While most whitening methods are highly effective in treating mild to moderate teeth discoloration, porcelain veneers will cover up any dark stains, including internal discoloration.
Minor cosmetic imperfections. Porcelain veneers are great choice to conceal minor imperfections in your teeth, such as chips, cracks, discoloration and teeth that are slightly misshapen.
Good oral health. If you have any dental problems, such as gum disease or tooth decay, you should have them treated beforehand to increase your chances of being an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers.
Enough tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are bonded to your tooth enamel. If you don’t have enough enamel, the porcelain veneer won’t have a strong bonding surface to adhere to your tooth.
Fairly straight teeth. Porcelain veneers can help correct mildly crooked teeth, however, if your teeth are severely misaligned or you have a bad bite, it can put pressure on your teeth and cause a porcelain veneer to crack.
No bruxism habit. Grinding your teeth, commonly referred to as bruxism, is known to damage porcelain veneers. The same applies is you consistently bite your nails, chew ice, or use your teeth as tools.
If you’re interested in learning more about veneers, contact Dr. Larry Lieberman, DDS at 727-785-8017 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.dentist-lieberman.com for additional information.
Dr. Larry Lieberman proudly accepts patients from Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and surrounding areas.