Are you interested in dental veneers but aren't sure you're a good candidate? Dr. Adam Pasono, your Green Bay, WI, dentist, explains who can benefit from this innovative cosmetic dentistry treatment.
When do dentists recommend veneers?
A dental examination is the first step in the veneer process. During the visit, Dr. Pasono will evaluate:
- Your Oral Health: Good oral health is a must before undergoing any cosmetic dentistry treatment. If any problems are detected, you'll need to treat them before your receive veneers.
- Your Oral Hygiene Habits: Good oral hygiene habits will keep your veneers in excellent shape for years to come. In addition to regular flossing and brushing, you'll want to avoid doing things that can damage veneers, such as opening packages with your teeth, chewing on ice cubes or biting your fingernails. When you shop for dental care supplies at a Green Bay store, look for non-abrasive toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. These products will prevent scratches and help keep your veneers looking good.
- Your Grinding Habit: Grinding or clenching your teeth at night can damage your veneers and erode your tooth enamel. Luckily, you can still receive veneers in most cases as long as you wear a nightguard while you sleep.
- Your Dental Imperfections: Veneers can transform teeth affected by discolorations, chips, cracks and slight gaps. They're also a good choice if one or more of your teeth are slightly crooked. If your teeth are very crooked or your bite isn't aligned properly, orthodontic treatment will be a better option. If you receive veneers without correcting your bite, uneven pressure on your teeth can eventually cause the veneers to crack or break.
Veneers can completely transform your smile! Not sure if you're a good candidate? Schedule an appointment with your Green Bay, WI, dentist, Dr. Pasono, by calling (920) 432-8492.