Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

By Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS, Inc.
September 13, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Discover more about what makes someone a perfect candidate for porcelain veneers.

Are you ready to cover over small imperfections like cracks, discolorations or gaps between teeth, but not really sure how to do it? This is veneerswhere our Redlands, CA dentist Dr. Brenna Hamrick-Stotts comes in. Through cosmetic dentistry, like dental veneers, we can easily transform smiles in just a couple visits. Learn more about this cosmetic procedure and whether it matches with your smile goals.

The good news is that porcelain veneers are actually a great option for the majority of patients we see. Here are some factors that will determine whether getting porcelain veneers in Redlands is right for you:

Severe discolorations: Tooth whitening is a great way to remove surface stains and brighten smiles, but if you have internal stains, then they won’t respond to whitening quite as well. In order to really whiten your smile and cover these stains, you’ll want to consider dental veneers.

Minor dental flaws: Chips, cracks and other flaws like this can affect the aesthetics of your smile and leave anyone feeling a bit self-conscious, but dental veneers can hide all these structural issues.

You have enough tooth enamel: Our Redlands, CA general dentist will adhere the veneers to the front of the tooth so there will need to be enough healthy enamel to which the veneers can bond.

You are in good health: Before you can get any cosmetic dentistry, it’s important that we examine your smile to make sure that teeth and gums are healthy enough for treatment. A good candidate for cosmetic dentistry will be someone whose smile is free of decay or gum disease.

You aren’t a teeth grinder: Tooth grinding or jaw clenching puts serious pressure on certain teeth, and if your teeth have veneers they are more likely to chip or break if you have one of these habits. Other bad habits include crunching on ice or using your teeth like they were tools (e.g. to open bottle caps or plastic packaging).

Your smile is important to us. While a healthy smile is the most important, we also know the importance of having a smile that looks as great as it feels. If you are interested in getting cosmetic dentistry in Redlands, call Dr. Hamrick-Stotts today!