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Are you a good candidate for veneers?

A great smile can light up a room! But if you have chipped, cracked, or worn-down teeth, you may be hiding your smile from the world. The good news is you can get your radiant smile back with veneers. Veneers are a type of thin coverings that are placed over your existing teeth. This can give you back a classic appearing smile. Are you a candidate for veneers? Keep reading below to find out!

Do You Have a Crack or Chip?

Cracking or chipping a tooth can tear down your confidence. When a tooth is damaged, people will often retreat into themselves a bit. They stop laughing and smiling as often and will even stop going out in public as much.

If this sounds like you, then you could be a great candidate for veneers. Often porcelain, veneers are bonded to your teeth enamel giving you a natural confidence-boosting smile!

Will Stains Make You a Candidate for Veneers?

It’s hard to argue that there has been an increased push for teeth whitening products. And for a good reason, they do work. But, not always! There are times when teeth whitening products, neither over the counter nor those at your dentist’s office, aren’t strong enough to give you back the bright white smile you’re looking for.

So if you have stubborn soda or coffee stains that won’t whiten, you may be an ideal candidate for veneers. As long as the tooth enamel is still strong, veneers will often succeed in giving you the smile you want when whitening compounds fail. They will even work to cover old fillings you may want to hide.

You Need to Be Healthy for Veneers

Having dental work done while you have gum disease or an infection in your mouth can be very harmful to your health. Having any type of implant placed while you're sick could lead to an infection worsening and spreading to other parts of your body.

The takeaway is that before you can be a good candidate for veneers, you have to make sure your mouth and gums are healthy and in good shape. If they aren’t, have any problems taken care of first, then have your veneers placed!

Veneers Need Healthy Enamel

To be a good candidate for veneers, you’re going to need a healthy amount of tooth enamel. You won’t lose all of your tooth enamel with veneers, but a top layer is removed to connect the veneer to your tooth better.

You may not be the best veneer candidate if you grind your teeth. Veneers are strong and robust and can withstand normal wear and tear. However, like your natural teeth, grinding them over a period of time will wear them out. If subjected to grinding for a long enough period, it is possible to grind them right off your teeth!

Veneers for Multiple Issues

Having multiple issues with your teeth doesn’t exclude you from being a candidate for veneers. If you have teeth that are misaligned, stained, chipped, or cracked, veneers can usually fix or cover these problems easier and faster than having them treated separately. Think of veneers as potentially being your one-stop fix-all!

Dr. Julie Liberman DDS of Great Neck Dental Care NY proudly serves patients of all ages in the Great Neck area, spanning New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Douglaston, Jericho, Roslyn, etc. Book your checkup today to see if you’re a good candidate for veneers.

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