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candidate for porcelain veneersHave you been considering some cosmetic dentistry? Maybe you have a few issues with your smile that you think might be alleviated by our cosmetic dentist? At Henrickson Dental in Maplewood, MN we offer comprehensive dental care; always emphasizing optimal oral health. However, we understand that there can be some issues that cause you to hide your otherwise healthy smile, and because of that, we suggest you figure out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.

As your preferred dentist in Maplewood, we might recommend the use of porcelain veneers, also called dental veneers, for a number of issues. The most common reasons patients choose them include:

  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are discolored but will not respond to whitening treatments
  • Misshapen or unevenly sized teeth
  • Teeth that have mild gaps or misalignment

A good candidate for porcelain veneers is someone who has some of the issues above and who understands just what veneers are. How does this make them a good candidate? It is essential to understand just what the veneers can, and cannot, do if they are to be a successful solution.

They are created by our porcelain veneers specialist and are quite similar to artificial fingernails. They are very thin and yet customized specifically to your smile, ensuring that they look natural and fit well with your natural teeth.

They are made in two office visits, with the first requiring our team to prepare your teeth, take molds and measurements and place temporary veneers. Once your custom dental veneers return from the lab, we bond them to the teeth and you leave with a functional new smile.

Of course, not everyone is an ideal good candidate for porcelain veneers. For example, if you have very wide gaps and major misalignment, veneers cannot correct the issues. Also, you have to understand that using them means removing some of the enamel of the teeth. This makes them a permanent solution that you will have to maintain in the future.

Want a Brand-New Smile? Consider Porcelain Veneers

Do you feel you are a suitable candidate for porcelain veneers? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Maplewood, MN office at 651-777-8900. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.