Who Makes A Good Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?

When you have yellowing, chips, cracks, gaps, or other imperfections that make you feel self-conscious, porcelain veneers can help. Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at Trusted Dental Care can determine if you're a candidate during a consultation in Wylie, TX. As a cosmetic dentist, he offers smile makeovers to patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile and how it functions. They can be used to transform your teeth entirely. During a consultation, you can learn if porcelain veneers are worth it.

Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?

The ideal candidate for porcelain veneers is someone who wants to feel more confident in their smile. Custom porcelain veneers help resolve breaks, stains, gaps, chips, cracks, or other imperfections. They are recommended to patients who have:

  • Healthy teeth and gums: No existing dental issues can exist before veneers are placed. Any signs of gum disease or tooth decay must be resolved first.

  • Multiple dental issues: Patients with many different dental issues will benefit from these thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front of your teeth.

  • No signs of bruxism or teeth clenching: Both of these problems can lead to the need for replacing your veneers sooner than later.

  • Healthy tooth enamel: In order to fit veneers properly, Dr. G. has to adhere them to your enamel. If you have a lot of enamel erosion or abrasion, it may be hard to get the veneers to bond correctly.

  • Good tooth alignment: While veneers do fix teeth that are crooked or unevenly spaced, they aren’t advised for those with severely misaligned teeth in Wylie, TX.

Why do people get veneers?

Some of the biggest advantages of getting custom porcelain veneers during a smile makeover in Wylie, TX include:

  1. No special diet: There are no diet limitations that patients who opt for braces or Invisalign® often require

  2. Faster treatment time: Treatment is completed in two office visits to Trusted Dental Care, unlike other orthodontic treatments.

  3. Comfortable: There are no uncomfortable brackets or wires. With veneers, your teeth look straight without the need for braces.

  4. Pain-free: Veneers are, typically, a painless cosmetic dentistry procedure that provides a beautiful and natural-looking smile.

How do veneers work?

During your first visit to our Wylie, TX office, Dr. G. removes some of your natural enamel to make room for your veneers. Next, impressions of your teeth are taken to help him to custom make veneers that will fit your teeth and gums. Temporary veneers are placed on your teeth while you wait for your permanent veneers to arrive at our office.

Once they are ready, your temporary ones are removed, and your permanent veneers are bonded to the front of your teeth. Dr. G. will make sure they fit properly and make any adjustments, if needed. You may experience mild tooth sensitivity to hot or cold for up to six weeks. Ultimately, veneers blend in with the natural teeth seamlessly and can last decades when you take good care of them.

Caring for your veneers

When you care for your veneers properly, they can last a lifetime. In order to clean and protect your veneers, you must maintain a regular oral hygiene routine at home. Brush your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes and floss once. Rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash at least once a day helps reduce tooth decay. For anyone who grinds or clenches their teeth, a mouth guard can be used to protect your veneers. Having regular dental exams and routine dental cleanings also helps you to maintain your new smile.

Learn how veneers can transform your smile

When you are self-conscious about your smile, porcelain veneers can restore your smile. Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at Trusted Dental Care offers smile makeovers to his patients in Wylie, TX. He listens to your concerns about your smile during a consultation and can answer any questions you have about the veneers process. To learn more about veneers and other smile makeover procedures, call our Wylie, TX office to schedule a consultation to learn if you’re a candidate.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.