Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?

By James B Lemmons D.D.S.
March 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Are you ready to find out if you are the ideal candidate for this cosmetic restoration?veneers

Are you green with envy when you see your favorite actor gracing the cover of a magazine or in a TV interview looking amazing with a dazzling, radiant smile that’s just perfect? “How do they do it?” you may be wondering. Now, what if our Greensboro, NC, cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Lemmons, told you that you can also have a beautiful Hollywood-esque smile without having a bank account like the rich and famous? Well, you can with dental veneers.

Here are some factors that might determine whether you are right for getting dental veneers:

You have some serious stains

If you have internal stains (caused by trauma or taking certain long-term medications rather than the foods or drinks you consume), then sadly even professional teeth whitening won’t be able to tackle those problems. While this might be distressing, it’s important to know that these thin cosmetic shells can cover these stains. While you won’t be able to get your smile whiter with teeth whitening you will be able to with dental veneers.

You have cosmetic flaws

Whether you were born with a misshapen tooth or your tooth has become cracked or chipped along the way, there are many problems that can affect the way our smile looks but won’t actually affect how it functions. Of course, we don’t want others to notice our imperfections, which is why dental veneers are such a great option. They can easily improve the shape, length and evenness of your smile.

You have multiple cosmetic issues you need to fix

Are you dealing with a gap between your front teeth, a crooked tooth and some stains? Do you have multiple problems? That’s okay. Dental veneers are able to hide all of your cosmetic issues at once. Each veneer is shaped to perfectly fit over a single tooth, and if you have multiple teeth that need to be covered then multiple veneers can be made to fit your needs.

You maintain a healthy smile

Before you can get cosmetic dentistry it’s important that our Greensboro dentist knows that your smile is healthy enough for veneers. This means that there shouldn’t be any untreated decay or gum disease present. If we do find any issues like this, they will need to be addressed prior to getting your veneers.

You don’t grind your teeth

While porcelain is strong it can still be damaged or broken. If you are someone who grinds or clenches their teeth this could potentially affect the strength and durability of your veneers. The same goes if you love to crunch on ice or use your teeth as tools.

Do you think porcelain veneers would be able to meet your cosmetic needs? If so, the next step is to call our Greensboro, NC, dental office and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to sit down with you and see whether your smile is right for veneers.