Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

Am I a Good Candidate for Veneers?

NYC Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have spoken to dentists and considered receiving porcelain veneers, then it is time to find out if you are a suitable candidate. To receive porcelain veneers, you must be in good oral health and have a cosmetic issue with your front teeth. Continue reading to learn more about determining your candidacy for veneers.

You have severe cosmetic dental issues.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular smile restoratives because they can cover a multitude of cosmetic dental issues. Veneers are often used to cover severely stained teeth that cannot be fixed with teeth whitening, along with chipped or cracked teeth. You may also choose veneers if you have widely gapped front teeth and do not wish to use an orthodontic appliance. Consult with your cosmetic dentist before choosing veneers to cover gapped teeth.

You have good dental and oral health.
If you have good dental and oral health, and you practice good dental hygiene, then porcelain veneers may be the perfect choice to correct your cosmetic issue. Veneers should be cared for in the same way as your teeth to prevent discoloration or cracks. Veneers also require sufficient tooth enamel to be properly placed. If you follow a healthy dental care regimen, then you will likely have a good amount of tooth enamel.

You do not grind your teeth or clench your jaw.
Bruxism is the official term for grinding your teeth, and it can lead to cracked teeth, recessive gums, headaches, and worn teeth. If you regularly grind your teeth, during the day or at night, then you may not be a good candidate to receive porcelain veneers. Grinding can put the veneers at risk of chipping, cracking, or falling off. Consult with your dentist about correcting bruxism and receiving veneers.

Learn more about porcelain veneers near Manhattan in the office of Dr. Michael J. Wei. We can address all of your cosmetic dental issues and fit you for the right restoration during our smile makeover procedure. Please call us at (212) 982-4080 to schedule a consultation.

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