Posted: February 28, 2018
If you're familiar at all with cosmetic dentistry, you've probably heard of porcelain veneers. You've probably also heard about how popular they are, and how many celebrities have turned to them for that "Hollywood" smile. Now, you're wondering if they're a good choice for you.
Porcelain veneers can work wonders to create a beautiful, straight smile. However, not everyone is a candidate. The best way to see if you're a good candidate for veneers is to visit Dr. Scott Greenhalgh in person for an evaluation. Call our office today at 303-988-9060 to schedule your initial consultation.
Are You A Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
The ideal candidate for porcelain veneers is someone who:
- Has healthy teeth and gums
- Desires straighter, whiter, cosmetically appealing teeth
- Only has mild to moderate cosmetic issues
- Is willing to make an investment in their smile
While porcelain veneers can correct a large number of cosmetic issues with the teeth, it will not correct problems such as decay or significant tooth misalignment. If you have teeth with large amounts of decay, you'll need to address that before having veneers put on. In addition, although veneers are sometimes called "instant orthodontics" because of their ability to correct some crookedness, if you have severe misalignment you should probably consider an orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign or braces before having veneers.
Porcelain veneers are also a significant investment in yourself. Some people are initially shocked by the high upfront costs of porcelain veneers, but what you need to remember is that veneers can last for years, even decades, with proper care. They are also stain resistant, and most of our patients feel the total transformation of their smile was worth it.
Dr. Greenhalgh offers cosmetic dentistry financing plans to help all of his patients afford top of the line dental care.
Porcelain Veneers or a Smile Makeover?
If you have significant functional and cosmetic issues with your smile, you may want to consider a full smile makeover. In a smile makeover, multiple restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments are combined so that you can achieve a full mouth of healthy and beautiful teeth and gums.
Porcelain veneers are often part of a smile makeover. Other treatments that may be considered can include:
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Gum contouring
- Bite realignment
A smile makeover is fully customized to address all of your individual concerns and make sure you end up with a functional as well as beautiful smile. A smile makeover can also sometimes help patients with TMJ whose misaligned bite is causing tension, leading to chronic pain and discomfort.
Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation
Porcelain veneers can make a dramatic difference in your smile if you are a good candidate. Call Dr. Greenhalgh today at 303-988-9060 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
We serve patients in and around Lakewood, Golden, Denver, and nearby areas of Colorado.