Are Porcelain Veneers Safe for Patients with Tooth Decay?

In the past, solving cosmetic dental issues like crooked and chipped teeth often meant major dental procedures, but now many cosmetic problems can be fixed with porcelain veneers. Sierra Madre residents have discovered Dr. Q Dental as the local expert provider of this convenient and affordable solution, but veneers aren’t intended to fix everything. There are a number of dental issues that go beyond the cosmetic, and can lead to greater health problems if left untreated.

What Problems Shouldn’t Be Treated With Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for patients whose teeth are crooked, chipped, stained, or have gaps between them, because these problems are, generally speaking, merely cosmetic in nature. Veneers provide a durable facade to enhance the appearance of teeth and they’re very easy to maintain – you can just brush and floss with them like you normally would.

Other dental issues, though, can pose serious risks to your oral health that can worsen unless their root causes are addressed. These issues are not things that can be treated with veneers:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Cavities
  • Gum/Periodontal Disease
  • Root Canal Infections

Though these problems can certainly diminish the cosmetic appearance of your teeth, treating them with veneers is like ignoring them and hoping the problems will go away on their own. If you’re experiencing any of the issues listed above, or pain in your teeth, you should see us right away for proper treatment. You can have veneers added once the more serious problems have been addressed.

If you’re considering porcelain veneers, the best thing to do is schedule an appointment and come see us. We’ll be able to properly assess whatever dental issues you may have and determine if veneers are the right choice for you.

Do you have questions about porcelain veneers? Sierra Madre residents trust Dr. Q Dental for our knowledgeable staff and personalized approach to care. Call us at 626.599.9818 to schedule an appointment today.