Learn What Makes Patients Good Candidates for Veneers

Man showing severely cracked front toothAesthetic flaws of any type can detract from your entire smile. Whether a tooth is discolored, crooked, or chipped, even the smallest imperfection can make you less likely to share your smile with others. Fortunately, highly skilled cosmetic dentist Dr. John F. Rink can rejuvenate your smile with porcelain veneers - thin ceramic shells which are bonded to the front surface of treated teeth. He can help you understand what makes patients good candidates for veneers during a consultation at our Charleston practice. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and find out whether veneers are right for you.

Understanding Candidacy Considerations

Most patients who want to conceal cosmetic imperfections are great candidates for porcelain veneers. Veneers cover the front surface of a tooth to effectively mask blemishes, so in addition to aesthetic concerns, patients should have otherwise healthy teeth. If advanced decay or gum disease is undermining your oral wellbeing, these issues will first need to be treated before veneers can be placed. In addition to having good dental health, patients should not plan on receiving orthodontic treatment after receiving their veneers.

Correcting Cosmetic Flaws for a Truly Fantastic Smile

Porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution if you are looking to correct:

  • Stains and discoloration - Stained and discolored teeth are one of the most common cosmetic complaints we hear from our patients. In some cases, professional teeth whitening treatment cannot brighten a smile, particularly if it is darkened with intrinsic stains which affect the inner portion of the tooth. Thankfully, these patients can turn to stain-resistant porcelain veneers to conceal discoloration for a long-lasting, brighter smile.
  • Cracks and chips - Cracked or chipped teeth can affect the balance and symmetry of your smile, especially if the anterior teeth that are most noticeable when you smile, speak, or laugh are affected. By concealing a damaged tooth with a porcelain veneer, Dr. Rink can restore the healthy appearance of your smile. 
  • Gaps between teeth - Small, misshapen, or misaligned teeth can create gaps in your smile. Porcelain veneers can be expertly crafted and placed to conceal gaps for a more even, pleasing appearance.
  • Misaligned teeth - One or more crooked teeth are just enough to throw off the harmony of your smile. By placing veneers in a uniform way across the surface of your teeth, these shells can instantly give you a straighter smile.

Traditional or No-prep Veneers

While you are meeting with Dr. Rink during your consultation, you may be interested in finding out if you are a candidate for no-prep veneers. These veneers are similar to traditional restorations, but the ultra-thin shells mean patients require little to no alteration to their teeth prior to the placement procedure. For this reason, patients typically have the option of removing their veneers in the future without the need for a restorative treatment to strengthen their smile.

Learn More During a Consultation

Find out how porcelain veneers can positively impact your smile and self-assurance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about your candidacy for this simple cosmetic treatment option.

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