Porcelain Veneer Candidates: Versatile Solutions for Aesthetic Flaws By Alex Hecht on October 24, 2014

A woman outdoors smilingDr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht have helped numerous patients in and around Staten Island achieve beautiful smiles. This is part of their commitment to advanced cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover technqiues that offer natural and remarkable results.

One option that proves very effective for bringing out the best in smiles is porcelain veneers. Let's take a look at who the best candidates are for porcelain veneers.

About Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that are meant to conceal flaws on the front portions of a person's teeth. When in place, the porcelain veneers will be able to conceal aesthetic flaws from view, giving the patient a smile that looks flawless.

Thanks to the craftsmanship of porcelain veneers, light passes through them just as it would natural tooth structure. The porcelain veneers look completely natural as a result, and even people who are up close won't be able to tell that veneers are in place.

General Candidates for Porcelain Veneers

General candidates for porcelain veneers are people who suffer from aesthetic flaws of the smile that do not pose a danger to their general dental health. They should be in overall good health and also have realistic expectations about the treatment and what it entails.

During the consultation process, we will determine if porcelain veneers or another dental care treatment would be best suited to meet your needs.

Ideal for Chipped and Cracked Teeth

Porcelain veneers are a great option to consider if you have teeth that are chipped or cracked. The porcelain veneers are able to mask the damage to the teeth from view, making it seem as if your teeth were perfect all along.

Ideal for Major Dental Stains and Tooth Discoloration

When you have a tooth stain that's very severe, not even repeated teeth whitening treatments will be effective. That's where a porcelain veneer becomes ideal. Porcelain veneers will help block the stain from view completely, leaving your smile looking bright and white.

Ideal for Tooth Gaps

Small gaps between your teeth can be off-putting, which is why porcelain veneers can be a great idea. A porcelain veneer can help close the gap and improve overall spacing of your teeth, enhancing your smile's aesthetics in the process.

Ideal for Minor Misalignments and Crookedness

In addition to gaps between teeth, porcelain veneers are also great for dealing with other kinds of misalignments. Crooked or uneven teeth can be concealed with porcelain veneers, making your smile appear pristine. This is one of the many reasons why some people have nicknamed porcelain veneers "instant orthodontics."

An Integral Part of Smile Makeovers

Finally, porcelain veneers tend to be a great option for people who are undergoing smile makeovers. This refers to combinations of various cosmetic dentistry procedures intended to offer a comprehensive improvement of overall smile aesthetics. By combining porcelain veneers with teeth whitening, dental bonding, and other kinds of treatments, your smile can look its very best.

Schedule a Consultation for Advanced Dental Care Treatment

To learn more about porcelain veneers and whether or not they are the right treatment option for you, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht look forward to your visit and helping you get the smile that you have always wanted to have.

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Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

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