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Who is a Candidate for Veneers

Close up 3D rendering of a thin porcelain veneer being applied to a toothA beautiful, bright smile can improve one's confidence and self-esteem. However, not everyone is blessed with perfect teeth. Many people have minor imperfections in their teeth that they would like to address, such as chips, cracks, or discoloration. For such individuals, veneers may be an excellent option.
Veneers are a great way to achieve a bright, white smile. Dr. Gary S. Cooke has included veneers in their practice for quite some time and consider it to be a useful option to enhancing the aesthetics of your teeth and smile.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are customized thin shells to fit over the front surface of teeth to enhance their appearance. They can be made of porcelain or composite resin and are used to correct a range of dental problems, such as discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, and minor misalignments. Although veneers can work well for many individuals, not everyone is suitable for the treatment. How to find out if you are an ideal candidate for veneers? Here is how you know you are a good candidate for veneers:

Good Oral Health

First and foremost, a person must have good oral health to be a candidate for veneers. Veneers are not a substitute for good oral hygiene and should not be used to cover up dental issues that require treatment, such as cavities or gum disease. Before getting veneers, patients should have a thorough dental examination to ensure their teeth and gums are healthy.

Healthy Teeth

To be a candidate for veneers, having healthy teeth and gums is essential. Since veneers are placed on the front of the teeth, they require a strong foundation. Thus, a person with severely decayed or damaged teeth may not be an ideal candidate for veneers. Instead, alternative treatment options such as crowns or implants may be suggested.

Minor Cosmetic Issues

Veneers are best suited for individuals with minor cosmetic issues, such as chips, cracks, or discoloration. They are also an effective solution for minor misalignments or gaps between teeth. However, orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners, may be a better option for more severe cases of misalignment or spacing.

Realistic Expectations

It is important for individuals considering veneers to have realistic expectations about the results. While veneers can dramatically improve the appearance of teeth, they are not a perfect solution. Getting veneers involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel so the teeth may be more sensitive afterward. Veneers may also need to be replaced or repaired over time, so individuals should be prepared for the ongoing maintenance and cost associated with veneers.

Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Finally, an individual must maintain good oral hygiene habits to be a good candidate for veneers. Like natural teeth, veneers require regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. Individuals with a history of poor oral hygiene or who are not committed to caring for their teeth may not be good candidates for veneers.

Schedule A Consultation with Us Today

To schedule an appointment with us at Gresham Dental Excellence for your dental veneers, please call us at (971) 431-7292 today.

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