Who is Not a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry

You have probably heard about cosmetic dentistry and the ways in which various treatments can improve your appearance. With recent advances in dental care, most people find it easy to maintain a healthy smile, and may begin to consider how to achieve a more beautiful one. So who is, and who is not, a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

Most people can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. However, if your general dental health is not good, you are not a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth are decayed, or if you have gum disease, no responsible dentist in Alpharetta—or anywhere else for that matter—will consider cosmetic procedures until these issues are corrected.

You may also not be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers or teeth whitening if your teeth are not clean. If porcelain veneers are applied to dirty teeth, they will likely not adhere properly, and if dirty teeth are whitened, the results will be uneven. If you have not had a professional cleaning in a while, you should have one before considering porcelain veneers or teeth whitening treatments.

If you are considering dental crowns and your teeth are decayed, you are not a candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure. A crown does not stop decay. In fact, decay will continue to grow beneath the crown. If you are thinking about crowns as part of a cosmetic makeover, your dentist will examine your teeth to make sure that they are free of decay before going ahead with the procedure.

If you have crooked teeth but dislike the look of metal braces, you could consider clear braces, which are practically invisible. Your cosmetic dentist can advise you as to whether you are someone who could benefit from clear braces. These work to correct most of the dental problems that metal braces will, but you may not be a candidate for this cosmetic dentistry procedure if you have a severe malocclusion.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out whether you are or are not a candidate for a cosmetic dentistry treatment, get in touch with us at Old Milton Dental. We will be happy to talk with you about the procedure or procedures you are considering, and help you to come to a decision regarding a course of treatment. Phone us at 678-624-0370, or request an appointment using the form on our Contact Us page. We are located at 4165 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30005, and we would love to help you get the smile you deserve.

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