May 6, 2018
Sometimes a little cosmetic treatment is all we need to feel confident in our smile again. Having a beautiful smile can do wonders for your self-esteem, confidence, and attitude, but sometimes it’s not easy to know which cosmetic treatment may be right for you. Teeth whitening can brighten your smile while Invisalign can remove multiple gaps. Of course, porcelain veneers can offer the best of both worlds.
Take a moment to consider these 5 reasons to choose porcelain veneers from your dentist in Beverly Hills! You may be surprised that you were a candidate!
You Have Good Overall Health and Practice Good Hygiene
Before pursuing cosmetic treatments of any kind, you’ll first need to confirm that your oral health is in good condition. That means any cavities have been treated, any gum disease has been cleared up, and you don’t need any other restorative work done. Of course, having crowns or fillings placed won’t necessarily prevent you from getting veneers. Just make sure to let your dentist know beforehand.
You Don’t Grind or Clench Your Teeth
Chronic teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, can damage porcelain just as easily as natural teeth. If your dentist notices your teeth show signs of chronic wear, they may recommend you get a custom-made mouthguard to protect your teeth, especially while you sleep. Furthermore, if you engage in habits that damage enamel, such as nail-biting, chewing ice, or using your teeth as a tool, you may want to consider another treatment.
You Have Multiple Cosmetic Issues to Fix
One of the main benefits of porcelain veneers (other than their vibrant and natural appearance) is their ability to hide multiple imperfections at the same time. This makes it very easy to hide:
- Extremely dark stains that don’t respond to whitening
- A gummy smile
You Have Enough Tooth Enamel
In order to have enough room and sit properly, tooth enamel needs to be minimally buffed down. If you don’t have enough room, it won’t bond properly. Luckily, your dentist in Beverly Hills also offers Lumineers, which allows her to remove less enamel while still helping you achieve a perfect smile.
You Have Moderately Straight Teeth
If you have severe misalignment, you’ll want to reconsider porcelain veneers. When a malocclusion (bad bite) is present, your uneven biting force can cause your veneers to crack. If you have small gaps or minor misalignment that doesn’t affect your bite, you can expect porcelain veneers to get the job done right!
Still not sure if porcelain veneers are right for you? Schedule an appointment with your dentist today to learn more about the benefits and signs that make you a good candidate!
About the Author
Dr. Julie Valentine earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pacific in San Francisco. She puts a large emphasis on the golden rule at her practice, helping her patients feel comfortable and ready to receive her gentle treatments. To learn more about her practice, contact her through her website.
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