With the rise in the number of people opting for cosmetic dentistry, more and more people are beginning to question whether or not veneers are bad for your teeth. While veneers are an irreversible procedure, they are not bad for your teeth.
Cosmetic procedures are an investment in your health and your self-confidence. Veneers are not bad for your teeth or bad for your health, but being an informed patient will give you confidence in the procedure and the buying power and knowledge to get what you need and what you want.
Find a reputable dentist
Finding a reputable dentist is the one thing you can do to ensure that your veneers are high-quality and placed professionally.
Your veneers can be improperly placed, your dentist can shave down too much enamel and do damage or expose the root of your tooth, or your dentist can place your veneers without a consultation. Do your homework and make sure you fully trust your dentist before you commit to a treatment plan.
Be honest in your thorough consultation
Your consultation with your dentist is one of the most important parts of your journey to getting the smile of your dreams. Some people simply aren’t good candidates for veneers because of various reasons.
Be honest about why you want veneers, what your oral health concerns are, and what habits you have that may affect your teeth. Depending on what you’re hoping to achieve with veneers, your dentist may suggest a different treatment plan or a specific type of veneers. Be sure to also be honest about your budget. Your dentist may have alternate treatment plans that will give you the smile you want within your budget.
Things you should tell your dentist about include nail-biting, clenching, grinding, poor gum health, and oral hygiene practices.
Do your research
Doing your research is essential. When it comes to your healthcare, you should always make sure that you take your decisions into your own hands. Being an informed consumer can help save you and your teeth from a bad experience.
You can have the smile of your dreams, but doing your research is paramount to your success with veneers. Talk to your dentist, read reviews, and ask all the questions that you have. Ultimately, this is your choice, and you should be confident that you’re making an informed decision.
Veneers are permanent, not harmful
When your veneers are placed, your dentist will shave down some of your enamel, a process referred to as “preparing the tooth.” Because of this, you will always have to protect your teeth with veneers or crowns to protect the internal structure of your tooth. If this is a concern for you, ask your dentist about other options.
Your smile is precious, and you should protect it. With the right dentist, you can have the smile of your dreams and be perfectly healthy.
Veneers can give you exactly what you want—the choice is in your hands!
If you want to know whether they are right for you and take the next step toward the smile of your dreams, call Dr. Budhani at Amazing Dental today for your thorough consultation.