Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
Posted: March 22, 2012
Are you unhappy with one or more aesthetic aspects of your smile? If so, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells placed over the front of your teeth that can correct several imperfections. Porcelain veneers are most often used to address issues such as teeth that are:
- Chipped or cracked
- Unevenly spaced or gapped
- Irregularly sized
- Discolored below the enamel
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
To be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers you will need to be in generally good health. In addition, your dental heath will need to be evaluated. People with periodontal disease are not good candidates; neither are people who do not have sufficient natural tooth structure to support the porcelain veneers. Because veneers require a small amount of your natural tooth be removed, tooth decay or previous dental work may also interfere with your candidacy for this procedure.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers is through a one-on-one consultation with Edmonton, Alberta dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko. During this consultation, your teeth will be examined and all of your cosmetic dentistry options will be discussed in full.
To learn if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, please contact the Edmonton, Alberta office of Focus on Smiles to schedule an initial consultation today.