Are worn, discolored, or damaged teeth causing you to hide your smile?
Porcelain veneers are lifelike restorations that can conceal cosmetic flaws to completely transform your smile.
Drs. Michael J. Appleton and Christopher Braud can expertly place your veneers in just two appointments at our Slidell, LA, practice.
Candidacy Factors Do You Meet the Requirements?
Most patients in good oral health looking to transform their smiles make good veneer candidates. Our dentists will examine your teeth and gums to determine your candidacy during your consultation at our Slidell practice.
Ideal veneer patients will meet the following requirements.
In Good Oral Health
Oral health is the most important candidacy factor. Tooth decay and gum disease may need to be treated before veneer placement.
Free of Teeth Grinding
While the porcelain used to create your dental veneers is durable, it is not indestructible. Teeth grinding (bruxism) can damage or wear down your new restorations. However, our dentists may be able to fit you with a custom oral appliance so you can still undergo veneer treatment.
No Severe Misalignment
Dental veneers are effective at treating minor misalignment issues. Patients with moderate-to-severe misalignment may need to seek orthodontic treatment before veneers can be placed.
Have Sufficient Enamel
Your teeth must be prepped before your porcelain veneers can be placed. Our dentists will remove a small amount of your natural tooth enamel to make space for the dental veneer. Patients with thin enamel may need to seek alternative treatment or consider our minimal prep veneers.
Ready for a Permanent Change
Veneers are an irreversible cosmetic dentistry treatment. Because a portion of your enamel will need to be removed before placement, you will always need a restoration on a treated tooth. Patients who are not ready to make that kind of commitment can talk with our dentists about alternative options like dental bonding.
Have You Been Told You Have Thin Enamel?
Ask Our Dentists About Minimal-Prep Veneers
Minimal prep veneers are thinner than the traditional option so our dentists will remove less enamel, if any, before placement. Your candidacy for minimal-prep veneers will depend on tooth size and space between your natural teeth. You can ask about our minimal-prep veneers during your consultation at our Slidell practice.
Are You Ready to Enhance Your Smile? Contact Our Slidell Practice to Learn More
Life is too short to wear a smile you're not proud of. Dr. Appleton and Dr. Braud are experienced at creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles to enhance their patients' confidence. During your consultation, our dentists will listen to your cosmetic concerns to design a customized veneer treatment plan that will address every dental insecurity.
Contact our Slidell, LA, practice to request your porcelain veneers consultation and learn how our dentists can improve your quality of life.
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