Veneers are an excellent way to address a wide range of cosmetic dentistry issues. They can make your teeth look whiter, straighter, and more attractive. However, dental veneers are not appropriate for every candidate or any situation. Based on your personal oral health and the state of your teeth, dental veneers may or may not be the best option for you.
Veneers are ideal if you are looking to fix the aesthetics of your teeth. In many instances, veneers can fix issues including stains, gaps between teeth, holes, crooked teeth, chipped or broken teeth, and fractures.
Regardless of the issues you have, if you have poor dental health, veneers are likely not the right alternative for you. Patients with unhealthy teeth, such as those who suffer from decay or gum disease,are not eligible, since a dentist will not be able to place veneers on them. However, if these issues are addressed and successfully corrected, veneers are possible.
Another situation where veneers will not work is if you have teeth with little or no enamel. Veneers are cemented to your teeth, and without sufficient enamel present, the veneers will not have anything to bond to.
Lastly, veneers are strong, but still not as strong as your natural teeth. If you are a tooth grinder, veneers could chip or fracture. Veneers are not a solution to weak or damaged teeth; instead, they are a cosmetic solution to address an aesthetic problem.
To be a good candidate for veneers, you will need to have the following qualities:
- Have good oral health and be free from gum disease and decay
- Have teeth with sufficient enamel
- Have strong teeth
- Do not grind or clench your teeth
To find out if dental veneers are right for you, make an appointment with us at Amberwood Dental Centre in Newmarket, ON. A thorough examination and discussion with one of our dentists will help you determine if veneers will be a perfect fit for your smile!