A few pieces of porcelain can a remarkable impact on bolstering and restoring a person’s confidence, if that person has been feeling self-conscious about imperfections in their smiles. Porcelain veneers are a low-cost, permanent solution for fixing cosmetic issues with the teeth. They can cover up discolorations, disguise gaps and much more. However, porcelain veneers aren’t for everyone. Take a look at the things that would make a person a bad candidate for porcelain veneers and then talk with a dentist in McKinney, TX to learn more.

Gum Disease

Gum disease can make a person a bad candidate for veneers, but gum disease treatment and getting back to a regular dental care routine can restore both your oral health and make you a good candidate for veneers.

Veneers are a cosmetic solution that should only cover up other cosmetic issues. Covering up tooth decay and gum disease with veneers lead to moderate issues turning into severe issues, eventually causing the tooth to rot, loosen and fall out.

The Severity of the Case

Veneers can address a number of cosmetic issues with teeth. They can cover up discoloration, chips, gaps and misalignment issues. If these issues are severe, veneers may not offer enough to cover them up.

Bad Habits

Certain habits can make a person a poor candidate for porcelain veneers. Take a look at some of those habits:

Teeth grinding and clenching – grinding or clenching your teeth when you sleep can significantly shorten the life of your veneers.

Nail biting – habitual nail biting can wear down your veneers

Chewing – chewing items like pens and straws can also wear down your veneers

There are solutions for treating the above issues and, in the process, making veneers more viable. For instance, night guards can prevent you from wearing down your teeth when you clench and grind them at night.

Learn More About Veneers in McKinney, TX

Request an appointment with Dr. Marvin Berlin at McKinney Dentist to find out more about getting veneers in McKinney, TX.