Should You Get Dental Veneers?

You’ve been thinking about dental veneers for years. After browsing through dozens of before-and-after smile makeovers, you see the difference that custom veneers can make. But are they truly right for you? Here are some of the things our Wantrina South dentists will want you to consider. 


Your Gums Need to be Healthy

Before investing in cosmetic veneers, we need to make sure your teeth are free of gum disease. Otherwise, your teeth may become mobile and fall out, even if they look beautiful from the outside. 


Your Teeth Should be Structurally Sound

Veneers are cosmetic restorations, not restorative ones. If your tooth has suffered from severe decay or large fractures, a full coverage dental crown will be the better choice. Since veneers only cover the front surface and edges of teeth rather than the entire tooth, they cannot protect weak teeth when you bite and chew. Fortunately, veneers and crowns can be combined on a tooth-by-tooth basis as needed. 


You’ll Need to Have a Fairly Healthy “Bite”

Occlusion is the relationship of how your upper and lower teeth bite together. If teeth occlude in an end-to-end manner, it could cause your porcelain veneers to wear down or fracture. There should be just enough room for your teeth to close without the front ones hitting one another. 


The Corrections Aren’t Severe 

While veneers are great for teeth with minor crowding, gaps, or minimal chipping, they don’t work well for covering large spaces. For example, if you have a large gap between your two front teeth, placing wide veneers in that area would make your smile look bulky and unnatural. If the space is too wide, braces or Invisalign might be better!


Get an Unbiased, Professional Opinion

Talk to Studfield Dental Group to find out if dental veneers are right for your cosmetic smile needs! We’re open weekends.