Porcelain Veneer Treatment for Bulimia and/or Severe Wear
Can porcelain veneers be used as treatment for bulimia and severe wear?
Absolutely! The tooth destruction due to the acid from bulimia or anorexia nervosa or severe wear from any other cause should be addressed before any permanent treatment is comopleted. You want the treatment to last! If tooth wear is due to acid in any form or due to bad habits such as clenching and grinding your teeth and this underlying cause of the wear is not addressed the problem will continue. Beautiful porcelain restorations are not any harder than natural enamel and the same problems could occur all over again.
This blog does not address correcting the destructive habits of bulemia or excessive wear of the teeth. If this is one of your concerns ask your dentist or medical doctor for help. They will probably have recommendations to end these destructive habits! The goal here is just to show what can be achieved with porcelain veneer treatment. Maybe this very positive result will help someone suffering from the disfiguration in a smile that can result from these habits.
Note the short teeth in the before photos shown here and the improvement in the overall smile. You can sense the personal confidence of the patient receiving treatment porcelain veneer treatment! Our office would be happy to offer treatment options for improving your smile! Treatment plans should be flexible to meet your needs. Dr. Julie Gillis and her talented team have been restoring smiles and restoring health for many years. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in our Grand Junction, Colorado office. Please call our office at (970) 242-3635 for more information!
Caring For and Enhancing Your Smile
Julie M Gillis DDS, PC