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Who Is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

August 27, 2018
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Posted By: Jennifer Rensen, DMD
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Perhaps the most stunning and dramatic cosmetic dentistry treatment available, veneers recreate smiles for our Burnaby, BC patients. Many people choose veneers because they want exceptional results in a single treatment.

Who is a good candidate for veneers? Let’s explore some of the cases where veneers gave our patients the smile they have been dreaming of for all of their lives.

Teeth Are Dark or Discoloured

Tetracycline stains, internal stains, and naturally dark teeth often cause patients to feel self-conscious about their smiles. Many stains are resistant to professional teeth whitening options. Veneers completely cover the stained tooth, giving it a brighter, more attractive appearance.

Teeth Have Uneven Spacing or Gaps between Them

Uneven spacing and gaps can ruin an otherwise gorgeous smile. Dental veneers can be made slightly wider than the natural tooth, closing the gap between teeth. For more significant gaps, Invisalign clear braces can be a great first step before beginning any restorative treatments.

Teeth Are Short or Worn Down

Grinding teeth during sleep is a condition called bruxism. Chronic teeth grinding can lead to worn down and shortened teeth. Small teeth can benefit from veneers, which will restore the length and shape.

If you do grind your teeth at night, our dentists will likely recommend that you wear a nightguard during sleep to protect your teeth and your veneers.

Teeth Are Mildly Misaligned

Mild misalignment may require clear braces, like Invisalign; however, in some cases, prepping the teeth for veneers can correct the appearance of slight misalignment. We will create a smile design to determine if this life-changing cosmetic dentistry treatment will help you achieve your goals for your smile.

It is essential that the teeth and gums are healthy before we begin treatment with veneers in our Burnaby, BC dental clinic. Our comprehensive approach to dentistry gives patients the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve.