Porcelain veneers are extremely thin pieces of ceramic that cover minor imperfections of the teeth. You may be considering getting this popular cosmetic dentistry procedure if you have discolored, cracked, chipped, or misaligned teeth. It also works well to conceal large gaps between teeth. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, the first thing you need to do is schedule an appointment with Dr. Kevin Diep at Gentle Breeze Dental in Port St. Lucie. He will conduct an exam and let you know if you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
Situations That May Not Be Appropriate for Dental Veneers
If you have tooth decay or gum disease, you should hold off on getting porcelain veneers until Dr. Diep has had the opportunity to treat those conditions. Once your teeth are healthy, you should be able to continue with the procedure as planned. One essential requirement for patients getting porcelain veneers is that they have adequate tooth enamel. That is because your dentist must remove a small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth before affixing the new veneer. Dr. Diep can’t complete the procedure if your tooth enamel is too weak to remove.
Patients who tend to grind their teeth run the risk of fracturing or chipping their veneer and needing to have it replaced prematurely. However, you may be able to overcome this habit by wearing a night guard and becoming consciously aware of your tendency to grind your teeth during the day. Once you have been able to reduce your teeth grinding significantly, you should have no problem keeping the porcelain veneers in good condition.
We Work with You to Find the Best Cosmetic Dentistry Solution
At Gentle Breeze Dental, we want all patients to feel happy and confident about their smile. Even if porcelain veneers won’t work for you, Dr. Kevin Diep and his staff will go over all of your possible treatment options. Fortunately, around 90 percent of patients who want to get dental veneers are able to do so.