Dental veneers are restorations that can be fitted to your teeth’s front surface for correcting cracks, chips, minor misalignment, and discoloration. They’re likewise utilized for reducing gaps in between teeth and building up worn teeth to give you a natural-looking and beautiful smile. Want to see if you’re eligible for veneers? Consult one of our dentists, either Dr. Ronald Schoepflin or Dr. Scott Smith here at our practice, Schoepflin Dental Excellence in Port Orchard, WA, to determine your eligibility for veneers.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers come in two main types, composite resin and porcelain. Porcelain dental veneers look similar to faux nails and are developed to fit over and bonded to the teeth’s front surface. They can be customized to a specific tooth or teeth and they really do feel and look like real teeth. Composite resin dental veneers, on the other hand, are applied to your teeth’s front surface layer by layer to gradually conceal the existing teeth. Your dentist will shape and cure each layer until you’ve achieved the final result.
With both types of veneers, your dentist will need to prep the front surface of the teeth, which will involve buffing away the topmost portion to enable a more comfortable fit and grip for the veneers.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Most individuals are great candidates for veneers. However, keep in mind that it’s a cosmetic solution and not an orthodontic treatment. This means that it can only hide or mask flaws such as stains, crooked bites, and gapped teeth, instead of actually correcting. Your teeth must be healthy before applying veneers, so if you have gum disease or decay, it should be treated before applying the veneers.
Likewise, if you have bruxism or grind your teeth frequently, you need to get it under control first. Otherwise, the veneers could break, chip, or completely detach from your teeth. A consultation with your dentist in Port Orchard, WA, is required to determine your candidacy and learn more about your treatment options.
Generally speaking, however, veneers could be a practical solution to hide the following cosmetic dental flaws:
- Discolored or badly stained teeth that can’t be resolved with teeth whitening
- Gaps in between teeth
- Irregularly shaped or crooked teeth
- Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- Unpleasant looking and visible fillings
Interested in dental veneers to reshape your smile?
Contact Schoepflin Dental Excellence in Port Orchard, WA. Arrange your consultation with either one of our dentists, Dr. Ronald Schoepflin or Dr. Scott Smith by calling (360) 871-2959.