Patients with more than one cosmetic dental flaw typically make great candidates for dental veneers. Such flaws are ones that do not affect the health of the teeth, and include stains, gaps, crooked teeth, and cracks. However, not all patients make good candidates, and even ones that do ca run into certain side effects or unforeseen problems.
Patients should be sure they work with a dentist that will take proper consideration of the color of the teeth, bonding material, and veneer. If the shades of these three materials do not match, it can leave the smile looking strange and discolored.
Poor placement of the porcelain veneers can not only look bad, but also cause speech issues. Some patients find they have trouble making the “S” sound properly after receiving their restorations. If this is an issue that you are currently dealing with, consider returning to your dentist to see if the porcelain can be trimmed shorter.
Those with certain habits or lifestyle practices may not make good veneer patients. Habitual grinding of the teeth, or bruxism, can damage the veneers over a period of time. Patients who smoke might find the color of the bonding material affected, which can change the look of the whole smile.