When you begin asking questions about your candidacy for porcelain veneers, you may find yourself agonizing over whether you will qualify. This is understandable, considering the many benefits offered by this cosmetic solution. However, as is often the case, you may find that your concern wasn’t even necessary in the first place – you may not need veneers. True, they can transform your smile into a dazzling feature but so can other treatments. Do yourself a favor and consider a few reasons you may not actually need them.

Reason #1: Your Concern Is Minor And Isolated

As you know, a veneer is a super-thin porcelain shell that fits over your tooth’s visible tissue. If your esthetic issue is quite minor and on a single tooth, choosing a veneer may be going overboard. Let’s say you have a tiny chip – we can fix this with bonding. We may also cover up a craze line or stain with bonding for a much more convenient, budget-friendly approach.

Reason #2: You Just Want A Whiter Smile

If you want a whiter smile but you’re not really interested in making other changes, you may not need porcelain veneers. Let’s examine this: Veneers also allow you to customize other aspects of your smile, such as addressing tooth length and shape, camouflaging problems, and filling spaces. If your goal is a brighter smile, we will only suggest veneers if your stains are quite deep or quite stubborn. Otherwise, teeth whitening will allow you to reach your goal.

Reason #3: Your Misalignment Requires Orthodontic Care

Perhaps you are interested in porcelain veneers because you have heard they can create a smile that appears more aligned. It’s true – in very mild cases, veneers can improve uniformity. However, for significant misalignment issues, you will need orthodontic care, not veneers.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.