Posts for: January, 2015
Teenagers interested in getting veneers to achieve that perfect Hollywood-smile need to be fully informed of the risks and benefits. At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, Dr. Ed Richardson, DMD and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, DMD want to share with you who would make a good candidate for veneers.
What are Veneers?
Veneers are a piece of plastic or porcelain that is cemented to the front of you teeth to change the way your teeth look. Veneers can be used to cover chipped, uneven, discolored, crooked, or irregularly shaped teeth. Veneers are mainly used to improve the look and appearance of your smile.
Is there a set age that someone should be to get veneers?
No, there is not. Each individual is unique. Ideally, the best candidates are adults. However, the dentist can evaluate teenagers to see if they might be a good candidate.
What are some of the things dentists evaluate when considering veneers?
The dentist will evaluate the overall health of your teeth and mouth. They will determine if your teeth, gum, and bones have fully developed. They will want to ensure that you have stopped growing and your teeth have stopped shifting. They will look to see how crooked or straight your teeth are. They will also base their determination on how well you have practiced good oral hygiene.
Things to Keep in Mind
- Veneers are permanent. Once you have them done, there is no going back.
- If you have veneers done before you stop growing, the veneer will pull away from your gums, exposing your natural teeth underneath and an unattractive smile.
- If you are a teenager when you first have veneers placed, it is important to keep in mind that you will probably have to have them redone once or twice in your lifetime.
If you are wanting to improve your smile, make an appointment with Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson to fully explore all the options that are available to you. Call Dental Traditions in Fayetteville at (770) 487-9797 today. We can work together to get you that sparkling smile you want!
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