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Porcelain Veneers: Are There Special Considerations?

Porcelain veneers are a popular, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that can dramatically change the look of your teeth. When recommending veneers, your cosmetic dentist will take several factors into consideration to be sure veneers are right for you. You must also be sure to care for them properly after they are placed in order to maximize their lifespan.

Special Considerations for Treatment with Veneers

Veneers are excellent for treating a number of cosmetic issues. Our cosmetic dentist can help you determine if veneers are a good choice for you and will provide you with the results you desire. Among the issues veneers can treat are:

  • Mild misalignment
  • Severe discoloration
  • Chips, cracks or pitting
  • Small spaces between the teeth

When evaluating your case, the dentist will consider the severity of the problems with your teeth. For example, in some cases discoloration is more easily and efficiently treated with teeth whitening. Misalignment or spaces between the teeth might be better addressed with orthodontic treatment. An extensive consultation will determine the best choice for you.

Special Considerations for Care of Your Veneers

After your veneers are placed, you should be sure to follow the instructions of your cosmetic dentist to keep them from becoming damaged or discolored. These instructions might include:

  • Avoid staining agents such as coffee, tea or nicotine
  • Avoid biting hard objects, such as ice, to prevent chipping on the edges of the veneers
  • Brush and floss regularly
  • Visit the dentist regularly

When you visit the dentist for regular cleanings, be sure to let your dental hygienist know that you have veneers. Some cleaning substances are too abrasive for regular use on veneers. Also be sure to keep your regular dental appointments so your teeth can be evaluated for decay or other problems. Decay can develop along the edges of your veneers or even under them, so X-rays are particularly important after veneers are placed.

To find out if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers, please call our Kelowna office to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Ronald J. Shupe

115-1890 Cooper Rd

Kelowna, BC V1Y 8B7


Phone:  250-860-6939

Toll Free: 1-800-661-4288

Fax: 250-860-6933



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