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. Residents have discovered Dr. Q Dental as the local 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 Dental Issues Can Be Treated With Veneers?

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. The problems veneers address are, generally speaking, merely cosmetic in nature. Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for patients whose teeth are:

  • Crooked
  • Chipped
  • Stained
  • Have gaps between them

What Problems Shouldn’t Be Treated With Veneers?

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 dental treatment. You can have veneers added once the more serious problems have been addressed.

Do You Have Questions About Porcelain Veneers?

Residents in Monrovia and Sierra Madre trust Dr. Q Dental for our knowledgeable staff and personalized approach to care. 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.

Call us at (626) 599-9818 to schedule an appointment today or contact a local dentist near you.