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Who Would Be a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?


Have you always wanted a perfectly straight, bright white smile? If so, porcelain veneers may be the cosmetic solution that you are looking for. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that can be attached to the front surface of your teeth for immediate results. The procedure itself is virtually painless, and these resilient veneers will give you a radiant smile for years to come.

Just a few more benefits of investing in porcelain veneers include:

  • The results are immediate – you’ll walk out of our office transformed
  • The veneers can be specifically colored and tailored to match your teeth
  • The procedure itself is virtually painless, with little to no recovery time
  • They are a much more functional alternative to removable dentures
  • Veneers can solve issues like chips, cracks, gaps or discoloration

Veneers Can Be Used to Solve Structural or Cosmetic Issues

If you are wondering whether or not you would be a good candidate for porcelain veneers, the first step is to speak with our Ventura dentist, Dr. Mark Weitzman D.D.S. He was named the “Top Dentist in Ventura County” in 2012 and 2013, so you can trust that your smile will be in good hands. He often recommends veneers for patients who are dealing with structural or cosmetic issues.

Generally, a good candidate for porcelain veneers should:

  • Have good periodontal and oral health overall
  • Be committed to proper oral care and hygiene
  • Have specific goals and realistic expectations
  • Have a sufficient amount of healthy enamel

In order to be a good candidate for veneers, you must have healthy teeth and gums. If you are battling tooth decay, gum disease or a root canal infection, veneers may not be a good fit for you. Once these issues have been addressed, however, you may be eligible for cosmetic enhancements. When you meet with Dr. Weitzman in a free consultation, he will be able to discuss your options.

You can see some of the cosmetic dental work that Dr. Weitzman D.D.S. has completed for other patients, including porcelain veneers, by visiting our “before and after” photo gallery.

Are my porcelain veneers going to be permanent?

One advantage of porcelain veneers is that they can provide you with a perfect smile for years to come. Not only are they resistant to staining, but they are often less expensive than crown work. When making this decision, however, you should keep in mind that this cosmetic procedure is permanent. The veneers will usually last about 5 to 10 years before they need to be replaced.

Once you have made the decision to get veneers, you will need to keep wearing them. This is because your enamel must be scraped away to accommodate the veneers. For this reason, this decision should be made under the guidance of an experienced dentist. Veneers could be the solution that you are looking for, but only a qualified dentist can make this recommendation.

Learn More Today in a Free Dental Consultation

Do you still have questions about porcelain veneers? If so, don’t wait to schedule your free initial consultation with Dr. Weitzman D.D.S. He has been creating beautiful smiles in Ventura County since 1991, earning him designation as a “Top Dentist in Ventura County” for two years in a row. During a free dental consultation, he can answer all of your questions and provide you with the information that you need to make a decision. If veneers aren’t right for you, he can suggest alternatives.

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