Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

 Azarko Marketing  Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Many people who have dental health and cosmetic issues that affect the surfaces of their teeth ask their Edmonton dentist about porcelain veneers. A porcelain veneer is essentially a thin shell made out of porcelain and adhered to the front surface of a tooth, covering up cosmetic problems and fixing structural issues. At each Azarko Dental Group dental clinic in Edmonton, we provide porcelain veneers that are custom-fabricated for each individual patient.

An Edmonton dentist can use porcelain veneers to correct problems such as tooth discolouration, chipped teeth, broken teeth, gap teeth, or tooth misalignment. Veneers can also successfully correct some minor misalignment issues. Just like crowns, dental implants, dentures, and dental bonding, veneers serve both a cosmetic and a dental health function.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

There are many reasons why porcelain veneers may be the best restorative dentistry option for you. For one, today's veneers are more natural-looking than ever before. Your Edmonton dentist will make sure that your veneers match the look, size, and shape of your smile. Unlike your natural teeth, however, porcelain veneers are far more stain-resistant and will keep your smile looking bright and white.

On top of improving the look of your teeth, porcelain veneers can add some extra stability to teeth that are damaged or cracked. Many people also choose veneers because, unlike crowns, they don't require the teeth to be extensively shaped beforehand. Gum tissue, which can often be sensitive to foreign material, usually tolerates porcelain veneers very well.

Finally, porcelain veneers are a great option for restoring the look of a smile because they are durable and long-lasting. With the right upkeep, a porcelain veneer can last for over 15 years.

Who is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Most people who have healthy teeth and gums free of tooth decay and gum disease will be good candidates for porcelain veneers. Thankfully, even if you have some oral health issues now, good oral hygiene and restorative treatments may allow you to become a good candidate for veneers in the future. Additionally, while veneers can be used to fix some minor tooth alignment issues, they are not a good option for severe misalignment. Your teeth will also need to have a strong enough layer of dental enamel for the veneers to properly bond to, and it is important that you do not have a habit of clenching or grinding your teeth.

Edmonton Dental Clinic Providing Porcelain Veneers

If you would like to find out whether you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, then all you have to do is visit an Edmonton dental clinic. At Azarko Dental Group our experienced dentists will let you know if you can get porcelain veneers right away, if you might need some additional treatments before receiving veneers, or if a different restorative dentistry option might be better for you.

To schedule an appointment with one of our Edmonton dentists, just contact one of our two clinics today.

Azarko West

780-483-7079

14938 Stony Plain Rd.

Edmonton, AB T5P 3X8

Azarko South

780-988-8190

969 James Mowatt Trail SW

Edmonton, AB T6W 1S4