Most of us want to keep our natural teeth for a lifetime, but there are situations where it becomes necessary to have an adult tooth pulled. Even with all the ways Dr. Bahar Esmaili is able to save a tooth, there are still a few common reasons why you might need to have the tooth extracted instead.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers may be an option if you have:
- Teeth that have been chipped, broken, or worn down
- Stained or yellowed teeth that can’t be whitened by bleaching methods
- Misshapen or crooked teeth
- Large gaps or uneven spacing between the teeth
Dental veneers may be made out of either composite resin material or porcelain. Each has benefits and drawbacks and Dr. Esmaili will help you decide which option is right for you.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?
You may be a candidate for dental veneers if:
- You have healthy teeth and gums. It’s important to make sure any issues have been treated or taken care of before you have veneers placed.
- You don’t grind or clench your teeth. If you do grind or clench, dental veneers may not be a good fit as pressure on them can cause them to break or chip.
- You keep regularly visit the dentist. Decay and cavities can still occur under the veneers and it’s important to see Dr. Esmaili regularly for cleanings and X-Rays to detect any potential problems early on.
Once you have dental veneers placed, you should care for them the same way you care for your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day for two minutes at a time, floss at least once daily, and make sure to visit PeakView Dentistry every 6 months for a dental cleaning and exam.