Dental veneers are a great way to create your perfect smile. They are thin shells made of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. They can effectively mask many cosmetic flaws, such as chips, cracks, and stains, as well as misshapen and crooked teeth. While this is a great option for many, some do not make good candidates.
Dental veneer patients should have otherwise good dental and oral health. Issues such as decay or gum disease should be treated beforehand. Patients should also not have bruxism, or the habitual clenching and/or grinding of the teeth. This could potentially damage both the veneers and teeth, leading to further cracks and chips.
Another qualification for dental veneers is a healthy layer of enamel. To place veneers, our Los Angeles veneer dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel. This is so the teeth do not look too big once the additions are made. If the patient does not have enough enamel, the teeth may not be strong enough to sustain bite forces, as well as cause tooth sensitivity.
To find out whether or not you are a candidate for dental veneers, schedule a consultation appointment today.