Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers have long been praised as a reliable cosmetic dentistry solution to attain a full, even, and healthy-looking smile. With a relatively simple treatment process, porcelain veneers can restore the proportions of a more youthful tooth structure for exceptionally long-lasting results. In general, the main determinant of whether porcelain veneers are an ideal treatment to bring you closer to your dream smile is the nature of your dental needs.

These ultra-thin porcelain shells can serve as an excellent way to conceal cracks, chips, gaps, and asymmetries in the tooth enamel. While these veneers can lend some degree of strength to the tooth structure, they are generally not the best treatment to address decay, weakened enamel, or extensive damage. Therefore, if you have good oral hygiene and your concerns are primarily cosmetic, porcelain veneers may be able to help you achieve your goals. While each patient is different, our cosmetic dentist, Nicholas Rallis, DDS, typically places porcelain veneers for individuals who:

  • Wish to correct gaps, chips, cracks, short teeth, an irregular tooth shape, or severe discoloration
  • Seek a more even or symmetrical smile
  • Do not have a significant amount of tooth decay or bacteria in the mouth
  • Do not experience tooth pain or trouble biting
  • Are seeking long-lasting results

If your teeth are indeed affected by moderate to severe damage, or decay is making it painful or difficult to bite, our dentists also offer same-day dental crown treatment to restore the integrity of a weakened tooth. In either case, Dr. Rallis personalizes each treatment plan to achieve a natural-looking result that blends in seamlessly with your smile. To learn more about the procedure, or to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice.