Ready to improve your smile and look into cosmetic dentistry? Porcelain veneers in Sydney might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Before jumping into the first procedure you find it’s always a good idea to do some research into what will work best for you. To help you along, this blog post will look at what porcelain veneers are and whether they will suit your teeth.
What Are Porcelain Dental Veneers?
Porcelain dental veneers are hard protective outer cases made from porcelain that are attached to the front of your teeth. These veneers are custom made to match the colour of your teeth and are a great permanent solution to improving your smile and confidence.
Dental veneers are the perfect solution for you if you have the following dental challenges:
- Misaligned teeth
- Stains and discolouration
What Makes You A Candidate For Porcelain Veneers?
Anyone with good overall dental health can easily receive dental veneers. Unfortunately, dental veneers cannot be placed over unhealthy teeth or gums. Therefore, if you have cavities, gingivitis, or broken teeth, you won’t be considered a good candidate. These will need to be corrected before getting veneers.
Secondly, dental porcelain veneers need sufficient tooth enamel in order to make a quality seal on the tooth. Teeth with a low amount of enamel may not be seen as a candidate.
Lastly, good oral hygiene is imperative to maintain your dental veneers. Dental veneers need additional oral health maintenance, so your commitment needs to be twice daily with brushing and flossing. Without this, your veneers could cause further oral health problems.
Oral Health Issues To Resolve Before Getting Recieving Dental Veneers
There are some oral health issues that will need to be resolved before you can start your dental veneer makeover journey.
- Bruxism – This condition is caused by the grinding of teeth and can remove the enamel. As mentioned before, your enamel is vital to secure your porcelain veneers. Your dentist can supply you with a customised orthodontic device that will prevent the grinding of teeth during sleep.
- Inflamed Gums – Pink, swollen gums or gums that bleed during brushing indicate an infection called gingivitis. If untreated, it can lead to tooth decay or even tooth loss. Learn proper brushing techniques from your dental hygienist and treat the gingivitis before getting dental veneers.
- Tooth Decay – Decay causes holes in the tooth enamel. These cavities have to be filled before you consider getting dental veneers. However, the tooth must still have enough original enamel after a filling to facilitate the adherence of the porcelain veneer.
Are you our next candidate for porcelain veneers in Sydney? We are looking forward to giving you the best smile of your life! Create a clean, natural smile by booking an appointment today!