The first thing a person notices about you is your smile – it is how you create that all-important first impression. If you do not smile, they will notice that too. If you are embarrassed by the appearance of your smile, you might be a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are also called dental veneers, and they are simply thin, nearly transparent shells that are affixed to the front of your teeth in order to correct dental imperfections Your Merrick dentist can advise you as to whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, or whether dental crowns might be more appropriate. Most of the time, though, porcelain veneers can correct dental issues without having to resort to crowns, which are more expensive.
Porcelain veneers can correct staining and discoloration, wear, chipping, cracking, gapping and even slight misalignment. If you have any of these dental issues, you could be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Assuming that your teeth are free from decay, you do not have gum disease, your bite is aligned correctly, you do not grind or clench your teeth, and your tooth enamel is sufficient to support the veneers once the tooth preparation is completed, then you are probably an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers.
When you visit us at Port Washington Dental Care in Merrick, NY, Dr. Tassos Katechis will evaluate your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. Assuming that you are, he will remove a small amount of your tooth enamel in order to ensure that your porcelain veneers will fit properly. Once the veneers are created, he will cement them in place, and you will have the smile you have always dreamed of.