porcelain veneers for a child

Porcelain veneers are a perfect way to brighten your child’s smile. Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin covers that are placed in front of a tooth to mask slight imperfections. If your child has a chipped tooth or one that has a stain, porcelain veneers can help. Here is what is involved and some of the things to consider before getting porcelain veneers for a child.

Process of Getting A Porcelain Veneers

This is a relatively simple procedure and your child only needs two or three visits to get it done. After filing your child’s tooth to achieve the right shape and size, the dentist will place a specially prepared wafer-thin veneer on top of the tooth. The veneer is bonded to the tooth with a special glue that holds in place. Once this is done and the bonding process complete, your child can use the tooth as normal without any need for further intervention. The doctor might, however, suggest a follow-up visit after a week or so to ensure that everything is going as expected.

What Porcelain Veneers Can Fix

Apart from the stained or chipped teeth that we have mentioned, porcelain veneers can also help close slight gaps between teeth so as to give your child’s teeth perfect alignment. Porcelain veneers may also be used to correct misaligned teeth in your child. While those gaps may narrow down as the child develops, they may cause considerable embarrassment to the child at that age. Veneers offer an easy way to fix the problem and since they are not permanent, they can always be removed when those gaps completely close on their own.

Veneers Can Boost Self Esteem

In in addition to helping improve slight dental issues, having porcelain veneers can be a great boost to the self-esteem of a child. Small children often slip and fall and this can lead to a chipped tooth. Though insignificant, this can present a serious self-esteem problem to the child as he or she may be constantly teased about it. Porcelain veneers help to solve this problem and that in turn can give your child’s self-esteem the boost he or she requires.

Finding the Right Practitioner

Once you have determined that your child might require porcelain veneers, the next step is to find a suitable pediatric dentist to undertake the process. Look for a dentist who has many years of experience performing such a procedure. One of the easiest ways to do this is to ask for referrals from friends and relatives whose children might have undergone such a procedure. Check carefully for proper licensing and the ability to put children at ease. 

Looking for an experienced dentist to fit porcelain veneers on your child’s teeth? Talk to Dr. Alex Rubinov who has years of experience as an orthodontist and cosmetic dentist. Contact his practice at (718) 253-0800 for an appointment.

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