Porcelain veneers are a great option if you are trying to restore a smile, especially if you are dealing with those dreaded black triangles, or if you are trying to fix cracked or eroded teeth. With that being said, sometimes porcelain veneers may not be the right fix for your particular dental issue. Before you decide to get porcelain veneers you should ask yourself a few questions.
Are They Right For Me?
Are porcelain veneers the best option for the issues that you are having with your teeth? Porcelain veneers are usually the best option if you have teeth that are discolored and do not respond well to whitening, such as in the case where the enamel has become worn or cracked. They are also great if you are looking to repair a chipped tooth or if your teeth are worn or too short. With that being said, they only really work if the overall structure of your natural teeth is sound which means that your teeth cannot be severely decayed or damaged.
Is This The Right Time?
You should expect to have to maintain your new porcelain veneers much in the same way that you would take care of your natural teeth. This means that you should brush twice daily, floss once per day, and follow that up by rinsing your mouth out with mouthwash. You also need to make it a habit to visit your dentist regularly. If you find that you are too busy or dealing with too much to properly care for your natural teeth then you should consider getting your porcelain veneers at a later date.
Which Dentist Should I Go To?
Not all dentists are created equal, and you should go to a dentist that not only does great work but that you trust as well. A great smile can leave an even better first impression, so you should take your time and consider your options before you decide on which dentist to go to. If you live in the Rancho Mirage area and are looking for a fantastic cosmetic dentist and a spa-like environment, consider visiting with Dr. Strober. Give us a call at (760) 832-7915 to schedule an appointment today.