Are You a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Las Vegas Dentist Serving Summerlin, Spring Valley and Nearby Nevada Locations

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Man looking at his teeth in mirrorIf you want to improve your smile in an instant, porcelain veneers might be the perfect choice. Veneers can conceal nearly any concern that you have, including discoloration, chips, gaps, and minor alignment issues. Asking yourself these questions will help determine your candidacy. 

How is Your Oral Health?

Good oral health comes before cosmetic dental work. If you have any oral health issues, you’ll need to tackle them before you can proceed with getting porcelain veneers. 

Don’t worry if you don’t know where you stand on this front. Dr. George Paez will examine your mouth to check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other potential problems. If he finds something suspicious, he’ll recommend a treatment plan to improve your candidacy for veneers. 

What Degree of Tooth Misalignment Do You Have?

Porcelain veneers are called instant orthodontics for a reason. They’re a great way to conceal minor tooth misalignment for a straight-looking smile. However, veneers don’t change the position of your teeth. 

If your teeth are very crooked, you may need braces or clear aligners first. This step will set you up for great-looking results that last. Not only that, but it will also help you avoid problems associated with misaligned teeth, such as jaw pain and premature tooth wear.

Do You Grind Your Teeth?

People who grind or clench their teeth are more likely to damage their veneers. If you want to protect your stunning new smile, you’ll need to take steps to end daytime and nighttime tooth grinding, such as:

  • Getting a mouthguard
  • Trying stress-reduction techniques
  • Massaging your jaw muscles
  • Becoming more conscious of your clenching  

Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Consultation in Las Vegas

Scheduling a consultation with an experienced cosmetic dentist is the best way to learn about your candidacy for porcelain veneers. Dr. George Paez is an LVI-trained dentist who has helped countless patients achieve their smile goals with veneers and alternative services.

Ready to get started? Call 702-737-3553 today to request an appointment. Nevada Dental Esthetics serves Summerlin, Spring Valley, and nearby areas of Nevada.