When to get Porcelain Veneers?


Porcelain veneers offer the benefit of leaving you with natural-looking teeth. They are also very durable, stain-resistant, and have better resistance to tooth decay than natural teeth.

You may also prefer porcelain veneers to other conventional dental restoration options because they’re less invasive and, most importantly, easy to maintain. There are several cosmetic dental issues that the porcelain veneers can help you to effectively fix.

To get this treatment, though, you will need multiple appointments with your cosmetic dentist to check if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. You can also expect the cosmetic dentist to inquire about the level of improvements you expect from the veneers. Again this treatment will only be ideal for you if you have realistic expectations.

When should you Consider Veneers?

Porcelain veneers will be your best bet if you have always been self-conscious with your smile. It doesn’t matter whether you do not like the color of your teeth or you are just troubled with dental issues; they can improve your teeth to make your smile even more appealing.

It is also worth pointing out that it doesn’t really matter whether just one of your teeth is impacted or you have a dental or cosmetic issue affecting multiple teeth. You can get porcelain veneers to take care of just the individual tooth or several teeth which are affected.

To be considered for porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist will want you to have healthy gum tissue. You may also be a perfect candidate for porcelain veneers if you have good oral hygiene and most of your teeth’ enamel is also healthy. Discussed here are six dental issues which may make porcelain veneers an ideal option for you.

  • If your Teeth are Chipped, Cracked, or Broken

There are several potential causes of chipped, cracked, or broken teeth. From being hit with hard objects to falling down, really, your cosmetic dentist may not bother digging deep into what caused the issue, provided that you have healthy gum tissue and, of course, good oral hygiene.

Porcelain veneers are one of the most effective options your cosmetic dentist may recommend if you are unhappy with such deformities on your teeth. They can fully cover your teeth to conceal those cracks or chips. 

Besides, you do not have to worry about the color of your teeth being different from the veneers. A knowledgeable cosmetic dentist will examine the colors of your natural teeth and customize your porcelain veneers to match them.

  • If you have Extremely Stained Teeth

There are several factors that may be attributed to staining of the teeth. From smoking to poor oral hygiene and using foods or drinks that cause stains, you may also get stained teeth due to dental trauma.

If you have a stained tooth which has been there since you were a baby, another factor that may be attributed to the color is your genes. Just like the disparity in the colors of the eye, some people also have teeth that are slightly more yellowish.

Inherited genetic disorders like amelogenesis imperfecta and dentinogenesis imperfecta may also make your teeth discolored. In some of these cases, the colors of the teeth are rather permanent, implying that they do not respond very well to teeth whitening treatments.

Therefore, if you have discolored teeth that haven’t responded well to the whitening treatments, porcelain veneers are a good option you may want to consider. You can count on the porcelain veneers to give you dramatic results if you need help whitening your teeth.

With that being said, if you do not like the color of your teeth, be sure to check with your cosmetic dentist to find out if the porcelain veneers are ideal for you. Do note that even though porcelain veneers have better resistance to staining and other issues like dental cavities, you will still need to observe good oral hygiene just as you’d do with your natural teeth.

The veneers do not cover the whole of your teeth, so there is a risk of the remaining areas being affected by issues like cavities if you do not take care of your oral hygiene as required. Besides, you may still get gum diseases if you engage in lifestyle activities such as smoking which increases your risks of getting such complications.

  • If you have Teeth that are Worn Down

There are multiple factors that may make your teeth wear down. In most cases, though, wearing down of the teeth is attributed to tooth erosion.

Tooth erosion may take the form of friction, chemical attack, wear and tear, or tooth stress. You may suffer tooth erosion due to friction if you grind or clench your teeth when you sleep, a condition medically known as bruxism.

Tooth erosion due to chemical attacks may be caused by acids inside your body, for example, acid reflux or acids in your diet or medication. If your tooth erosion is due to wear and tear, the most possible causes would be excessive cleaning and brushing or abuse of the teeth, for example, using them to open soda or beer bottles.

If you have severely worn-out teeth that impact your self-esteem, your cosmetic dentist may recommend porcelain veneers. The veneers, in this case, can help restore your teeth’ natural appearance and even make them more stable for chewing food.

  • If you have Gapped Teeth or a Gap between your Teeth

Gaps between the teeth may not be really appealing. If you have a gap that makes you self-conscious of your smile, you may consider porcelain veneers for fixing it.

Bonding may be an option worth considering too, but if you fancy the veneers, your cosmetic dentist will have to evaluate your smile. They will then let you know the most appropriate option to try.

  • If you have Misaligned, irregularly Shaped or Uneven Teeth

Your cosmetic dentist may also recommend porcelain veneers if you are troubled by alignment issues. In most cases, the veneers will be a good option for you if the misalignment, irregularity, or unevenness on your teeth is minor. Ideally, if you are dealing with a case of extremely uneven or misaligned teeth, the orthodontist may recommend reconstructive procedures to improve your smile.

In Closing

A knowledgeable dentist can help you know for sure if porcelain veneers are ideal for you or if you may need to try a different option. Send us a message now to book a treatment consultation and determine if they’re the perfect options for you.

Dennis Tan Dental Surgery – Veneers, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns

11 Collyer Quay, #03-28, Singapore 049317

+65 6438 5622



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