Are You a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

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One of the most popular and effective treatments for restoring the appearance of the teeth is the porcelain veneer procedure. In fact, porcelain veneers can be utilized to correct so many common dental issues, and with such great results, the treatment has become one of the hallmarks of Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey. With that in mind, you may be wondering what porcelain veneer treatment can actually accomplish, and whether you may be a candidate for this advanced procedure.

Porcelain Veneers to Enhance the Smile
It’s worth noting that porcelain dental veneers offer a number of aesthetic and functional benefits… and for many people, those benefits can affect more than just the appearance of their teeth! In addition to the dental advantages, porcelain veneers can actually be effective for many individuals who want to reduce signs of facial aging.

Patients who are considering porcelain veneers specifically to improve their oral health and the look of their teeth are often those who:

  • Have deep stains or noticeable discolorations affecting one or more teeth
  • Have spaces or gaps between the teeth
  • Have chips, cracks, or fractures on one or more teeth
  • Are affected by misaligned, crowded, or crooked teeth
  • Have teeth that have become worn down

Porcelain dental veneers may be the ideal option to address these issues. Made of a thin ceramic shell, porcelain veneers are custom-designed to cover only the visible portion of the affected tooth. They are bonded to the teeth with a durable cement, and created to look as natural possible. Porcelain veneers are also color-matched to surrounding teeth in order to provide no indication to others that they are not your original teeth.

Porcelain Veneers to Diminish Signs of Aging
Candidates for porcelain veneers may also be those who are simply looking for a way to reduce signs of age along the face. That’s right! These treatments can serve as a way to improve how the teeth work as a support structure to the lips and skin around the mouth, actually helping to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Porcelain veneers can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, or as part of a comprehensive smile makeover to address multiple cosmetic and/or functional dental issues.

If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneers, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists, please contact Aesthetic Smiles of New Jersey today.

*Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on May 27th, 2015.