What Conditions Might Keep Me from Getting Veneers?
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
Teeth weakened by decay and gum disease could make you ineligible for veneers.
If your gum problems and tooth decay are mild and curable, your Irresistible Smiles dentist will provide treatment for these problems before proceeding with the veneer procedure.
In other cases where there is not much enamel left on the teeth or much of the teeth’s structure is compromised by too many fillings, veneers are out of the question.
Usually, you can achieve the same cosmetic results with a dental crown. Other times, the tooth might be too unhealthy and might need extraction and replacement. Cosmetic replacement options include a dental bridge and dental implants. These are fully fixed replacements that let you bite and chew normally as if you had a full set of natural teeth again.
Severely Crooked or Misaligned Teeth
Porcelain veneers can correct teeth that are slightly crooked, misaligned or rotated. This is like orthodontics but it happens so fast, it’s often called instant orthodontics.
However, when teeth are very crooked, it can be difficult to add veneers. Unless the tooth position is corrected, it is virtually impossible to attach the ceramic or cosmetic porcelain veneers to the teeth.
Habitual Clenching and Grinding
People who have a problem with grinding and/or clenching their teeth need to have this problem fixed or relieved (with mouth guards, like Irresistible Smiles’ Battleguard) before veneers are placed. Otherwise, the clenching may cause cracks and damage to the veneers.