What Can Veneers Treat? Understanding Your Candidacy for Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a beautiful and effective treatment for many aesthetic conditions, but not all! We'll explore the conditions veneers typically treat and don't treat in this post.

Are you dreaming of a brighter, more uniform smile? Dental veneers might be the solution you’re looking for. At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we specialize in transforming smiles with a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments including veneers. But how do you know if veneers are right for you? Let’s dive into the ideal candidacy for this popular cosmetic treatment.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells designed to cover the front surface of teeth, improving their appearance. These cosmetic enhancements can address a variety of dental issues, offering a long-term solution for a radiant smile. At Fort Washington Dental Associates, we offer both porcelain and composite veneers, allowing us to tailor the treatment to your specific needs.

Ideal Candidates for Dental Veneers

Veneers are one of many specialized dental restorations that can help transform your smile. While they’re extremely good at correcting certain conditions, they aren’t suited for every restoration. Our talented dental team can help you understand if you’re a good candidate for veneers, but in general, here are some things to consider when evaluating whether veneers will be the best treatment for you: 

General Candidacy Criteria:

Ideal candidates for veneers are primarily looking for cosmetic improvements and have overall good oral health. It’s important that candidates have specific goals for their smile in mind.

Conditions Treatable with Veneers:

  • Discoloration: Veneers are perfect for covering stains that teeth whitening can’t correct, including discoloration from medication or excessive fluoride.
  • Chips and Cracks: If your teeth have suffered minor damage, veneers can restore their pristine appearance.
  • Gaps: For those with gaps between their teeth wishing for a more uniform look, veneers provide an excellent solution.
  • Minor to Moderate Misalignment and Irregular Shapes: Veneers can correct minor misalignments and make irregularly shaped teeth appear more uniform, often making orthodontics unnecessary for cosmetic improvements.

Conditions Not Ideal for Veneers:

  • Severe Misalignment: As veneers cover your existing teeth, they can’t correct for major misalignment. Teeth that are severely misaligned may require orthodontic treatment before veneers can be considered.
  • Gum Disease: Veneers are precision-engineered to fit within your existing smile and designed to look natural against your gums. Future gum recession can result in veneers not looking as good as intended, so any active gum disease must be treated prior to veneer placement to ensure the health and beauty of your smile.
  • Insufficient Enamel: A sufficient amount of enamel is necessary for the veneer to bond properly with the tooth, so if your teeth don’t have enough enamel, other treatments might be better suited for your condition.

Evaluating Oral Health and Tooth Condition:

A successful veneer application requires healthy teeth and gums, before and after treatment. The integrity of a tooth’s structure also plays a pivotal role in supporting a veneer, making a thorough evaluation by a dental professional essential. Our expert clinical team can thoroughly evaluate your current dental condition with an appointment for veneer consultation and help you decide if veneers are the right choice for your needs or if other types of restorations or treatments might be better suited. 

Why Choose Fort Washington Dental Associates for Your Veneers?

Choosing the right dental practice for your veneers is as important as determining your candidacy for treatment. Our team at Fort Washington Dental Associates is adept at evaluating your dental health and cosmetic goals to customize a treatment plan suited just for you. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered approach, ensuring that your journey towards a brighter smile is smooth, informed, and tailored to meet your individual needs.

Dental veneers offer a transformative potential for those looking to enhance their smile. Understanding your candidacy is the first step towards achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of. With the expertise of Fort Washington Dental Associates, you can explore your cosmetic dental options with confidence.

Ready to discover if veneers are right for you? Contact us today to schedule your candidacy evaluation. Let us help you achieve the smile that reflects your true self.

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Iliana Cepero
Iliana Cepero
23:13 16 Jan 24
Dr. Lee was incredibly kind, clear, and thorough when I went for a consultation. Doctors who spend time explaining things to a patient and giving them the best and most affordable options do not abound these days. He is very smart too. Strongly recommended!
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