Veneer Candidacy in Philadelphia

Porcelain veneers have widespread appeal because they are what some might consider the universal cosmetic dentistry solution. Veneers are capable of covering up a variety of cosmetic complaints. And, because they are long-lasting, durable, and natural-looking, veneers are the weapon of choice for many smile makeover patients. You too might just be a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

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Typical Cosmetic Flaws of a Candidate for Veneers

If you look at photos of celebrities taken before they were famous, you will discover that plenty of them had very different teeth. Gapped teeth, chipped teeth, misaligned teeth. Where did their gleaming white, perfect smiles come from? Plenty of them were good candidates for veneers.

  • Chips
  • Stains or discoloration
  • Minor cracks
  • Gaps
  • Wide or odd spacing
  • Short teeth
  • Long teeth
  • Uneven length or size
  • Misalignment
  • Worn enamel
  • Imperfections

You Too Can Be a Candidate for Veneers

If you have one or more of the aforementioned cosmetic complaints, it is worth your while to have a conversation with your cosmetic dentist to determine if you are indeed a good candidate for veneers. He or she will determine if, foundationally and functionally, veneers are the best option to help you achieve the smile you want.

Veneers are a long-term solution and, while they are life-changing and smile-changing too, the alteration to your appearance is both subtle and magnificent. You will look smarter, happier, healthier, wealthier, and younger – but people may not be able to pinpoint the exact reason why you’re looking so fantastic. That’s the magic of veneers – they’re so natural-looking that they blend right in with your face shape and the color of your natural teeth. (Or, for a smile makeover double whammy, the veneers can be shaded to match your newly whitened natural teeth.)

Since veneers are so durable, you’re unlikely to ever experience the same problems that had you seeking out veneers in the first place. Veneers are resistant to stains, and even though they’re incredibly thin they’re also incredibly strong, lasting for up to 15 years or more. This durability makes them far more resistant to chips and cracks (unless of course, you’re making the unwise choice to use your teeth to open packages or bottles).

There Is No One-Size-Fits-All

There is no one-size-fits-all for porcelain veneers, or for a candidate for veneers – and that’s a good thing. Veneers are custom-made to suit each individual, which is another reason they are such a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. Every recipient of veneers can be assured that the porcelain being bonded to their teeth was designed especially for their mouth. Done right, veneers are flattering and completely natural looking.

While veneers work the same way for every patient – whisper-thin porcelain that is bonded to the front of your teeth to cloak any imperfections – the goal of course is to create a smile that looks and feels natural, so that even you will forget that it isn’t the smile you were born with.

Your cosmetic dentist knows you best, and he or she will review your dental history and evaluate your current cosmetic complaints to decide whether you are a candidate for veneers or another type of cosmetic or restorative dentistry solution.

Make your appointment with Dr. Ken Cirka, Dr. Mimi Jeon, and Dr. Evan Ridge at Philadelphia Dentistry to find out more about whether you’re an ideal candidate for veneers.

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