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Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Have you heard about dental veneers? They are a wonderful option in the world of cosmetic dentistry, and Jack Fong, DDS in Amarillo, TX recommends that patients with concerns about the esthetics of their smiles find out if they are a candidate for porcelain veneers.

What Are Veneers?

As your chosen dentist in Amarillo, Dr. Fong’s chief goal is to ensure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as possible. Once they are, he can then work with you as a cosmetic dentist to provide a wide array of answers to your needs. One of the most appealing, fastest and effective is dental veneers. Also called porcelain veneers as they are made of durable porcelain, they can address a long list of concerns. A good candidate for porcelain veneers is someone with:

  • Misaligned teeth
  • Teeth of uneven size or length
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Deeply stained teeth that cannot be whitened
  • Cracked teeth
  • Gummy smile

Though these seem like diverse issues, veneers can provide a rapid solution to each of them. A good candidate for porcelain veneers will be willing to consider this permanent solution, and the preparation that it requires.

The treatment takes only two office visits. During the first, your teeth are prepared for the veneers by having some of the enamel removed. Temporary veneers are placed on the teeth and then a lab crafts the customized veneers that offer a brand new, picture perfect smile. They are bonded to the teeth, supporting lightly damaged teeth as well as creating an immediate, esthetic improvement.

A good candidate for porcelain veneers also understands that they will have to cut out some habits that can present a problem to veneers. Chewing ice, tapping the teeth with pencils and other behaviors that harm regular teeth also must stop when veneers are placed.

Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist for Porcelain Veneers

If you think this sounds agreeable, then you are a good candidate and should give us a call at our Amarillo, TX office at 806-353-8184. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.