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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Not sure if porcelain veneers are right for your teeth? Porcelain veneers are a terrific choice to conceal aesthetic issues, repair broken or damaged teeth, and repair discolored teeth. They can also address spacing issues in your smile. But deciding whether the treatment is the best one for your teeth can take some consideration. Naturally, you should make your decision after a consultation with your dentist.

Consider all the issues you want to address. If you have these types of imperfections, porcelain veneers work very successfully:



*                     Stained or discolored teeth

*                     Cracked or chipped teeth

*                     Teeth that vary in size or shape

*                     Teeth separated by gaps

*                     Slightly crooked teeth



Something else to consider: are you aware that porcelain veneers are a permanent solution? Once teeth are fitted with porcelain veneers, you will always require them, as a small amount of enamel must be removed from your teeth in order to apply the veneers. Veneers last approximately ten years, and will need to be replaced at that time.

Another important consideration: is your oral health in good shape? This is a key question, and one that you should explore with your dentist. Teeth must be free from decay and gum disease to successfully employ porcelain veneers.

With this information in mind, you’ll be able to make the best decision as to whether porcelain veneers are the best option for you.