Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

Porcelain veneers can address a number of esthetic issues, in a beautiful and natural-looking way. That is why they remain one of the most popular forms of cosmetic treatment, without fail, year after year. But that still doesn’t mean they are right for everyone. Some patients can achieve their ideal smiles through the use of bonding or contouring, or even professional teeth whitening. So which cosmetic treatment is right for you? Answering the following questions can help you decide if porcelain veneers are the best answer to your woes, as well as the ideal way to help improve your smile.

Do You Have Minor Overlapping?

If your primary concern is minor overlapping of some teeth, then contouring is actually the best option for improving the look of your smile. However, if you have spaces between some teeth, porcelain veneers could be helpful. It’s important to note that veneers cannot correct functional alignment issues. They can only address minor spacing issues causing cosmetic concern. Orthodontic treatment is necessary to address alignment issues that make it difficult or painful to chew, have led to TMJ, etc.

Is Staining Your Only Issue?

Discoloration and staining can be incredibly embarrassing, and cause a smile to look much older than it is. Fortunately, for many patients, professional teeth whitening provides the fastest solution for correcting these issues. Veneers are only necessary if the staining or discoloration is intrinsic to a tooth, or otherwise untreatable by whitening. A cosmetic dentist can help you determine which is most likely the case, and recommend cosmetic treatment accordingly.

About Your Spring, TX Dental Experts:

At Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!