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Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

By Dr. Silvers on March 30, 2015


A woman's perfect smileThe team at Silvers Family Dental Care offers the latest in advanced dental care to help the people of Harrisburg have the most beautiful and healthy smiles possible. In particular, porcelain veneers are an effective cosmetic solution for many dental problems. Many people are great candidates for porcelain veneers, which is why we'd like to look into the issue of candidacy in a bit more detail right now.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored dental ceramic that are affixed to the fronts of a patient's teeth. These shells are semi-transluscent, which means that light partially shines through them just as it would a person's natural tooth structure. When in place, porcelain veneers blend in seamlessly with your teeth, making your smile look absolutely perfect.

General Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

Good candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from predominantly cosmetic problems with their smiles. They should be in good overall dental health and have realistic expectations about the nature of treatment, the need for proper aftercare, and the fact that their veneers will need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years.

Porcelain Veneers Are Great for Chips and Cracks

If you have slight chips, cracks, and damage on your teeth, the use of porcelain veneers is a good options to consider, especially for the front teeth. The veneers will make your smile look absolutely pristine.

Porcelain Veneers Hide Stains from View

Major stains that cannot be treated with teeth whitening can be concealed from view thanks to porcelain veneers. No one will know your teeth are anything but bright and white.

Porcelain Veneers Conceal Gaps

Minor gaps between teeth can be filled by placing a porcelain veneer or two. These minor spacing issues are no problem thanks to these specially crafted ceramic shells.

Porcelain Veneers Can Help Make Crooked Smiles Look Even

You'd expect that crooked teeth can only be addressed with full orthodontic treatment, but in fact, porcelain veneers can be used to help address crooked or uneven teeth. This is why porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics."

A Crucial Part of Many Smile Makeover Treatments

Smile makeovers are combinations of various cosmetic dentistry treatments that help enhance the overall appearance of the smile. Given the versatility of porcelain veneers noted above, it should come as no surprise that they are a crucial part of smile makeover treatments.

Porcelain Veneer Alternatives

If a porcelain veneer is not an ideal treatment option for a patient, there are plenty of other treatments to consider. Less invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments such as dental bonding and teeth whitening may be more ideal, or more invasive restorative dentistry treatments such as dental crowns, inlays, or onlays may be recommended.

All of the risks and benefits of porcelain veneers treatment as well as alternative therapies for dental care can be discussed in greater detail during your visit to the practice.

Contact Silvers Family Dental Care

For more information about porcelain veneers and how they can help you have the smile that you have always dreamed of, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team at Silvers Family Dental Care looks forward to your visit and helping you have the smile that you have always wanted.

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