Many people opt to have porcelain veneers placed to help them achieve their dream smile. They tend to be a go-to when correcting issues such as chipped teeth, discoloration, crooked teeth, or gaps between teeth. However, before you commit, there are four important considerations to take into account.
What to Consider If You Want Porcelain Veneers
- Teeth and gums should be healthy. If you maintain proper dental hygiene, and have no signs of swollen or red gums, your teeth and gums should be good to go for veneers. However, if your gums are swollen or irritated, the veneers may not fit correctly. It is also possible that plaque could build-up, causing decay to collect.
- If you’re considering porcelain veneers, it is important to consult the dentist’s smile gallery and check out before and after photographs of his or her patients. This will help you determine if you like the results you are seeing on others, before committing to similar work for yourself.
- Be sure you are working with an AACD dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty dental practice. Therefore, any dentist can call themselves a cosmetic dentist. However, dentists who are members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists undergo many hours of additional training and continuing education courses, beyond that which is offered in a dental program.
- While it is important to stay within your budget, do not look for the cheapest price. Often times, when patients focus solely on finding the lowest rate for a dental procedure, they end up getting what they pay for and are unhappy with their results. Take time to look for a quality cosmetic dentist, but communicate your budget needs up front. A great cosmetic dentist will be willing to work with you and provide financial arrangements, or a staggered treatment plan, in order for you to receive the treatment you need, without going beyond your budget.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers to improve your smile, it’s best to take all of the above considerations into account, before committing to a treatment plan. In the end, you will end up results you are happy with and proud of.
This blog is sponsored by the office of Enfield porcelain veneer dentist, Dr. William Cummiskey.