Choosing the Right Dentist for Your Veneers

When you are considering porcelain veneers, it’s important to make the decision carefully. Porcelain veneers are one of the more challenging procedures in cosmetic dentistry, and getting them right requires an understanding of the complex interaction of tooth appearance and function. When properly placed, your porcelain veneers can last you ten years or more, so you want to make sure you will be happy with the results, which depends on finding the best dentist for you. Here are some of the qualities to look for

Education: Your dentist should be educated in all aspects of proper porcelain veneer placement. This includes training in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and neuromuscular dentistry. This last is a crucial component. Studies have shown that abnormal bite factors such as bruxism can significantly reduce the survival rate of your porcelain veneers. A neuromuscular dentist is trained in assessing your bite and correcting bite imbalance to protect your porcelain veneers.

Experience: Education is a great foundation for quality dentistry, but if a dentist doesn’t have experience placing porcelain veneers, they are likely still learning. You want to work with a dentist who has proven that he knows how to apply his education in practice.

Results: How well a dentist has applied their education shows in the quality of results. You want to see the results of previous porcelain veneers patients to get an idea of what quality of results you may be able to achieve.

Personality: Choosing a dentist isn’t a popularity contest, really, but you should make sure to take a few personality factors into account. First, you need to be able to work with a dentist. If you can’t work with them, they’re not the best dentist for you. You also want to make sure that it seems like a dentist is really listening to your cosmetic goals. Otherwise, you can’t be sure you’ll get the results you desire.

At Dentonics, we invite you to compare our dentists, Dr. Joe Quartuccio and Dr. Charles Frye, with any other dentists in the Pittsburgh area. Please contact Dentonics, Inc, today to schedule an appointment.