Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are a great way to keep your teeth healthy and have a great-looking smile to boot. Thousands of people across the country have used veneers to transform the way they look, giving them a feeling of self-confidence that the might not have thought was possible. Are you a candidate for veneers? Let’s find out.

Veneers 101

Dental veneers are custom made to match the shape of your existing teeth. They are typically made of porcelain and adhere to the surface of a tooth, masking any chips, stains or cracks that may be present. They’ve actually been around since the 1920s, but technological advances have made dental veneers a viable, permanent treatment option.

Are Veneers Right for You?

While veneers are an option for many people, they’re not for everyone. Here are a few ways you can tell you’re a good candidate for this procedure.

  • You have significant stains on your teeth – If you have very dark stains on your teeth, you will probably be better off with veneers. Teeth whitening is very effective for mild to moderate stains, but veneers are better for more substantial stains.
  • Your teeth have minor imperfections – Many of us have minor cracks or chips in our teeth, or they’re misshapen in some way. Veneers provide the most lifelike form of correction for these types of issues.
  • Your oral health hygiene habits are good – You will need to make sure you brush and floss each day in order to ensure that your veneers last as long as possible.

An expert with Caribbean Dental can answer any questions you may have about veneers. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (915) 308-1089 or use our convenient online contact form.