Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain Veneers Dentist Grandville MiAre you interested in improving the appearance of your smile? If so, it’s time to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists in Grandville, MI. They’ll be able to help you explore your smile makeover options, including porcelain veneers.

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that we bond to the fronts of teeth that show when you smile. Unlike a crown that would cover the entire tooth like a cap, a porcelain veneer covers only the front visible portion of the tooth. Veneers can dramatically improve your appearance, helping you to smile with confidence.

To truly know if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our Grandville cosmetic dentists.

Until then, here are some of the main signs you could benefit from dental veneers.

Your Front Teeth Have Small Chips or Cracks

In general, our dentists may recommend veneers for teeth that have slight cosmetic damage. For example, we may recommend veneers for front teeth with small chips or cracks. However, teeth with structural damage will require more extensive treatment, such as fillings or crowns.

You Have Fluorosis Stains

If you were overexposed to fluoride during the first eight years of life, you may have stains on your teeth. This is due to a condition called fluorosis. Since fluorosis affects the inner structure of your teeth, topical whitening won’t improve the appearance of your smile. For this reason, our dentists may recommend porcelain dental veneers.

Each patient who experiences fluorosis is different, depending on their level of exposure. For example, a patient with less exposure to fluoride may have tiny white specks or streaks on their teeth that are barely discernible. Other patients with extreme overexposure may have teeth with dark brown stains.

A dental veneer covers the entire front surface of your tooth, greatly improving its appearance so you can smile with confidence.

Your Front Teeth Are Slightly Misshapen

Are your front teeth slightly misshapen? If so, we can improve the appearance of teeth in the “smile zone” with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers cover the entire front surface of the tooth so you can feel comfortable showing off your smile to the world. With veneers, we’re able to improve both the color and shape of your front teeth.

You’re a Candidate for a Smile Makeover

It’s not uncommon for veneers to be a part of a larger smile makeover. When you arrive for your consultation, you’ll meet with one of our cosmetic dentists to discuss your treatment options. If you’re looking to drastically improve the appearance of your smile, we may recommend veneers, crowns, implants, and other types of restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Request an Appointment with 44 West

Our cosmetic dentists in Grandville, MI, are accepting new patients and are proud to serve Greater Grand Rapids. To schedule an appointment and learn if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers, please call 44 West Dental Professionals at (616) 530-2200. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.