Porcelain veneers are one of the most flexible techniques in cosmetic dentistry. They can do many things for the appearance of your smile, correcting crooked teeth, gapped teeth, discolored teeth, small teeth, worn teeth, and more. But just because porcelain veneers can do the job, it doesn’t mean they’re the right approach for your smile makeover.

Here are some situations where your smile makeover will probably benefit from porcelain veneers.

You’re Addressing Multiple Concerns at Once

Porcelain veneers aren’t always the best option for whitening your teeth. Nor are they best for straightening your teeth. But if you want to whiten your teeth and straighten your teeth and alter the shape of your teeth at the same time, then porcelain veneers are probably your best bet, because they can do it all at once.

You Can’t Wait for Orthodontics

Orthodontics are the best approach for straightening your teeth, but it isn’t a fast procedure. If you can’t wait the six months, year, or more it will take to straighten your teeth with braces, then porcelain veneers can help because they can get you results in about a month.

Cosmetic dentistry patient

After we straightened Don’s teeth with braces and perfected his bite, we were able to complete his smile with 4 porcelain veneers.

You’re Unsatisfied with Results of Other Approaches

Another time to try porcelain veneers is if you’ve tried other approaches for a smile makeover but haven’t been happy with the results. There are many common situations where this occurs. For example, if your teeth don’t respond to teeth whitening, then porcelain veneers can be used to conceal the deeply stained teeth.

Or perhaps you’ve straightened your teeth only to realize that you are unhappy with the shape or size of your teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to reshape them.

Maybe you’ve repaired a chipped tooth or tooth gap with dental bonding but didn’t like the results or the results didn’t last. Porcelain veneers are a more attractive and longer-lasting alternative.

You Have a Healthy Bite

But there are some situations where porcelain veneers just don’t do well. One is if you have a bite problem that puts excess stress on your front teeth. TMJ and bruxism can both be very bad for veneers, causing them wear and shatter prematurely. Only try porcelain veneers after you get any bite problems fixed.

You Have Healthy Teeth

Porcelain veneers are intended for cosmetic improvement. They aren’t for fixing teeth that have been damaged by decay. In fact, we want to make sure the teeth where we’re placing veneers are healthy because we don’t want those teeth to get decay. This decay can lead dental veneers to fail.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Your Smile Makeover?

If you are considering a smile makeover, we can evaluate your oral health and make sure that porcelain veneers are an appropriate way to give you the results you’re looking for.

To learn the best way to get your new beautiful smile, please call (248) 656-2020 today for an appointment with a Detroit cosmetic dentist at Rochester Advanced Dentistry.