Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Mason, OH, Dentist Serving Greater Cincinnati & Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana

Many times someone’s first impression of you is the smile they see (or don’t see) upon meeting you. People who are not confident in their smiles often hold back and shy away from a confident introduction. If you’re looking for a way to enhance your smile, Cincinnati dentists Dr. Gary Hardin and Dr. Tara Hardin can meet with you and determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you.

To learn more about what porcelain veneers can do to help you achieve your ideal smile, please call Hardin Advanced Dentistry today at (513) 234-5531 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in or around Cincinnati, Ohio.

Porcelain Veneer Capabilities

Veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded directly to the surface of your tooth to conceal imperfections. The shell itself is roughly as thick as a fingernail and customized to match your natural tooth color, meaning the veneers will be virtually indistinguishable from your actual teeth.

Porcelain veneers can correct the following cosmetic dentistry issues:

  • Stained or discolored teeth.
  • Worn teeth with visible chips or cracks.
  • Unsightly gaps separating teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth.
  • Mild misalignment affecting the appearance of your smile line.

Porcelain Veneers Evaluation

Every set of porcelain veneers is customized to meet each patient’s unique dental needs and goals. Our cosmetic dentists will evaluate your mouth and discuss your expectations for the treatment to ensure that porcelain veneers can help you achieve the improved smile you want while retaining your overall oral health.

You might be an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers if:

  • Your teeth are healthy and free from decay.
  • You don’t suffer from gum disease.
  • You don’t habitually clench or grind your teeth.
  • Your bite is aligned properly.
  • You have sufficient healthy tooth enamel to support the veneers after preparation.

Porcelain Veneer Options

Treatment with traditional veneers requires the removal of a small amount of enamel, approximately one millimeter, to create a surface on which the ceramic shell can be bonded. If you’re concerned what effect this preparation might have on the health and structure of your teeth, more conservative smile restorations are available.

Lumineers® is one alternative solution. Applied like veneers, Lumineers® use an ultra-thin design that requires little to no removal of enamel in order to bond properly to the tooth surface, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth while still making your preferred aesthetic changes.

During your initial consultation, our dentists will conduct a full oral exam to determine whether or not porcelain veneers are right for you. If you decide to proceed with the treatment, our team will closely monitor the results to make sure they match your smile improvement goals.

To find out more about how your smile might be able to benefit from porcelain veneers, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry through our website or call (513) 234-5531 today to schedule your cosmetic consultation. We are pleased to see patients in or around the Cincinnati, Mason, and Dayton areas in Ohio, as well as SE Indiana and Northern Kentucky.