Candidates for porcelain veneers
Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas
Porcelain veneers can overhaul your smile with less disruption than other forms of orthodontia. If your teeth are heavily stained, mildly crooked, or chipped, porcelain veneers may be a good choice for you. If you’re ready to give your smile a makeover, the experienced Greenville, NC, cosmetic dentistry experts at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles are here to help.
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front of your natural teeth to correct such common dental issues as
- Severe discoloring
- Chips and cracks
- Uneven spacing between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Porcelain veneers are very effective, but not everyone is a good candidate. Patients considering porcelain veneers should
- Be in good overall health
- Be free of gum disease and tooth decay
- Be free of or undergoing successful treatment for bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Have sufficient tooth enamel to permit placement of the veneers
Candidates should also be aware that some tooth enamel must be removed so that the veneers can properly adhere. Because the procedure cannot be reversed, patients should also understand that veneers are permanent.