Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?

Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Wed, 03/07/2012

If you are self-conscious about your smile because of crooked, uneven, or permanently stained teeth, porcelain veneers may be the solution you’ve been looking for. These thin, custom-designed porcelain shells can mask several cosmetic dental problems at once, giving you a straighter, brighter smile. The translucent porcelain mimics the appearance of natural enamel, making veneers look just as natural as the rest of your teeth.

Porcelain veneers are ideal if you are in good dental health, and if your dental imperfections are more cosmetic than functional. If you suffer from issues like gum disease and a severely misaligned bite, you are probably not a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

However, certain minor functional issues can actually be improved in some patients. For example, if you have a slightly cracked tooth, a porcelain veneer can act as a splint to make the tooth stronger. Additionally, porcelain veneers can be shaped to fill in gaps between your teeth and improve the curve of your smile, making your teeth fit together more easily and comfortably.

The best way to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our experienced Wilson cosmetic dentistry team at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles. We can examine your teeth and help you find the solution that best fits your needs.