Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Have you heard about dental veneers? Maybe you heard them described as porcelain veneers? At Martin Dentistry in Stockton, CA, we encourage our patients to learn about the many different treatments we make available, and also learn if they are a good candidate for porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are remarkably strong, but incredibly thin shells of porcelain that are custom designed to fit over your teeth in order to address a range of issues or problems. As your cosmetic dentist in Stockton, we may suggest that you consider veneers for a wide range of needs that include the following.
Porcelain Veneers Can Help These Problems
- Mild to moderately crooked or gapped teeth
- Unevenly sized teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Deeply stained teeth that do not respond to whitening
- Gummy smiles
- Mild to moderately misaligned smiles
As one of the most flexible solutions in cosmetic dentistry, it would seem that almost anyone can become a candidate for porcelain veneers, but it is not only about the solution they offer. A patient has to have healthy teeth and gums before they can have veneers bonded to the individual teeth. They must also be free of gum disease and have their bite assessed to be sure it is properly aligned before veneers can be used.
As your cosmetic dentist, we will take the time to create a custom plan to improve the looks and the function of your smile. If you are interested in being a candidate for porcelain veneers, it could mean that you will have to first undergo other treatments to ensure that you do not break or dislodge veneers once they are placed.
A candidate for porcelain veneers is someone who understands these issues, and accepts that there is a preparation process as well. The entire treatment takes only two office visits, and in the first visit your teeth are prepared for the veneers by having a layer of enamel removed. Temporary veneers are put in place, and when your custom veneers are returned, we can then bond them to your teeth and you can use them like natural teeth.
Contact Our Stockton Dentist For Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry
If you have additional questions about becoming a candidate for porcelain veneers, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Stockton, CA office at 209-951-4251. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly. To learn more about porcelain veneers, read our benefits of porcelain veneers page and our porcelain veneers overview.