Article published by : Max Health on Sunday, October 07, 2012

Category : Cosmetic Dentistry

Veneers Questions to Ask Your Cosmetic Dentist


To explore the option of dental veneers, you should ask your cosmetic dentist some questions about what to expect. Your cosmetic dentist can help you decide if veneers are the right treatment for you.

Some of the questions you may want to ask your cosmetic dentist include:

Am I a candidate for veneers?

Veneers are best suited to cosmetic tooth issues. If your teeth are cosmetically flawed because of decay, severe wear, deep fractures or other problems, those underlying causes may have to be addressed before veneers are appropriate.

What issues do veneers address?

Your cosmetic dentist will explain the way veneers are used, and whether your dissatisfaction with your smile can be addressed with veneers. Veneers are most often used to improve:

- Teeth with minor cracks and wear
- Chipped teeth
- Teeth stains and discoloration
- Spaces between teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Teeth of disproportionate length

What type of veneers do you offer?

Veneers can be made of porcelain or other materials. Ask your cosmetic dentists what types of veneers he or she offers, and ask about the advantages of each.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of veneers?

Your cosmetic dentist should explain the pros and cons of veneers before you elect the procedure. Veneers are durable and can last decades. Veneers made from porcelain have a natural luster and can be matched to your natural tooth color, so it will not be apparent that you have porcelain veneers.

Veneers cannot restore the structure of a severely damaged tooth. Also, porcelain veneers require the removal of tooth enamel, so you will always need to have a veneer on that tooth.

What does the veneers procedure involve?

This information will let you plan for the veneers procedure, if you choose it. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically requires only local anesthesia. It will require at least two dental appointments to complete.

What are my other cosmetic dentistry options?

Before you choose veneers, your cosmetic dentist should explain all of your options. Your other cosmetic dentistry options will depend on the specific dental issue for which you are seeking treatment. Dental treatments that sometimes address similar issues to porcelain veneers include:

- Dental bonding
- Tooth crowns
- Teeth whitening

Knowing your options may make you feel more confident in your final decision.

To learn more about veneers, please visit the website of the experienced dentists in Las Vegas, Nevada at Drs. Bryson & Margio Dentistry at www.drsbrysonandmargio.com.

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