People are often interested in porcelain veneers to get a celebrity smile. They are a fantastic way to quickly transform your appearance. Veneers look completely natural when placed by a skilled cosmetic dentist. If you’ve been told you can’t have porcelain veneers, or if you think you’re not a candidate for them, consider some options.

  1. Get a Second Opinion

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If you think—or if you’ve been told—you are not a candidate for porcelain veneers, consider getting a second opinion. Often, concerns can be eliminated by having a consultation with a dentist who is skilled in cosmetic dentistry.

  1. Develop an Action Plan

The three most common reasons people think they are not a candidate for porcelain veneers are periodontal disease, bruxism (teeth grinding), and misaligned teeth. All these factors can be resolved.

  • Periodontal disease can be treated and with proper care and diligence, you may be able to receive veneers.
  • Bruxism can often be treated with a night guard, which will protect your dental work, teeth, and jaws.
  • Some cases of misaligned teeth can be improved with porcelain veneers. In severe cases when veneers are not an option, orthodontics can help.

Regardless of the barriers, a conversation with one of our accredited dentists at the Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry will provide the insight needed to develop a treatment plan to improve your smile.

  1. Consider Alternatives

If porcelain veneers truly are not an option for you, there are other options for achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. Let your dentist know your primary concerns about your teeth, which might include chips, gaps, color, or shape. Ask about the options for correcting your primary concerns. You may find that teeth whitening treatments or cosmetic bonding can improve the look of your smile, either as a temporary step before more advanced treatment or as an ultimate solution to your concerns.

Why Choose a Cosmetic Dentist?

Although cosmetic dentistry is not a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) provides accreditation to dentists with advanced skills. Accreditation candidates must pass rigorous clinical testing. If you would like to enhance your smile, you can be confident that the accredited cosmetic dentists at Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry will produce beautiful results, regardless of which treatment option you choose.