Has your love of coffee taken its toll on your smile? Have you always had crooked teeth and are vying for a straighter smile? Whatever your reason for wanting a straighter smile is, you might be researching treatment options. And while the idea of wearing braces for years might make you cringe and teeth whitening might just not seem like enough, there is another option: dental veneers.
If you have been contemplating getting dental veneers, how do you know if this treatment option is right for you? Here are some handy tips to help you decide if porcelain veneers are the best option for you.
How is your health?
If you are healthy and in shape then you might be a great candidate for dental veneers. However, it is important to not just “think” you are in good overall health. You must visit your family doctor to make sure this is the case. Once your doctor gives the “A-OK” on your health, then we can take the next steps. Remember, a strong body will aid in the recovery after your dental veneer procedure. It might even make healing a breeze.
How do your gums look?
OK, so we have your health covered, but what does it look like inside your mouth? If you are currently battling gum disease or tooth decay, then dental veneers will not be a good option for you. We will need to battle your condition before talking about any cosmetic procedures. Once you have eliminated your gum disease or tooth decay, then you can reconsider getting dental veneers.
Are you a teeth grinder?
Have you ever been told that you grind your teeth or clench your jaw? Does your bed partner ever tell you they wake up to uncomfortable sound of grinding? If no one has told you, then it might be hard for you to figure it out because odds are you haven’t noticed. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is not a good habit to have because it can quickly wear down your teeth. And if you had veneers, those would quickly get ruined too! But if you are free of teeth grinding, then you’re in luck because dental veneers might be just what you need.
After all of this information has been provided, are you still unsure if dental veneers will work for you? That’s ok. Talking to your dentist at Connolly Cosmetic Dentistry in Sauganash, we’re happy to help!