Three Steps to Take Before Getting Veneers

Posted on: 28 November 2016

Changing your smile can give your beauty a big boost. If you want to change the look of your smile, veneers can allow you to get the tooth look, color, and size you prefer. Veneers can also happen all at once, rather than a little bit at a time. Before you get veneers, it is a good idea to take care of your teeth underneath. Here are some dental steps that you should take before you go to your appointment for veneers. 

Cleaning and cavity check-up

You want your teeth to be in the best condition possible before you get veneers. A good dental cleaning and check-up is the first step that you want to start with. The cleaning can give you an idea on what tooth color you may want if you wish for your veneers to look natural. A cavity check-up will also let you know the current condition of your teeth. If you need any tooth and gum work, you should get it done before you have your veneers installed to make sure that your mouth is completely healthy.  

Fillings or root canals

All of your dental work should be performed before you attempt to get veneers. Have your dentist fill in any cavities and perform root-canal work. This will need to be performed and have time to heal before you go to your veneer appointment. Try to get any root canal and cavity work done one or two weeks before the veneer appointment. This will allow you to get over the pain and will give your natural teeth and gums time to go back to normal.

Issues you want to fix

Everyone gets veneers for a reason of their own. Some people are attempting to get a straight-tooth look and hide any crooked teeth. Others may have tooth gaps that they are interested in filling. Some people are more interested in immediately changing the color of the teeth. No matter your reason, do a tooth inventory and write down all of the issues that you want your veneers to fix. This will help the dentist you work with, perhaps one at Dental Associates of Arlington, understand the type of veneer service that would best suit you. The list will also allow your dentist to let you know whether some of these issues can be fixed with other dental services that are a much less drastic change.