Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of your teeth and used to correct common cosmetic dental problems such as teeth that are:
- Severely discolored
- Unevenly sized
If you suffer from one of more of these problems, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneer Considerations
Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers need to be free of oral diseases and disorders including gum disease and tooth decay. If you have an oral health issue, it will need to be taken care of before porcelain veneers are placed.
Another consideration in porcelain veneer candidacy is how veneers are placed. The porcelain veneer procedure will require the removal of a small mount of your natural tooth enamel. This makes the placement of veneers irreversible. If an irreversible cosmetic procedure is unattractive to you, porcelain veneers may not be your best option.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are strong and resilient, but they are not permanent. As a general rule, veneers last upwards of ten years, but much of this has to do with the care you take of them. To keep your veneers strong, you will need to commit to a good oral hygiene routine.
Candidates for porcelain veneers need to be prepared to keep their teeth and gums healthy with a daily oral hygiene routine including brushing after every meal and flossing morning and night. In addition, biannual visits to our office for examinations will be necessary to help ensure your veneers remain strong and functional for years to come.
You can also see frequently asked questions about dental veneers to learn more about the procedure.
If you live in the areas of Boston, Braintree, or Massachusetts’ South Shore and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, please contact Pinnacle Dental Aesthetics to schedule an initial consultation today by calling 781-843-7905.