How can you benefit from stunning dental veneers? Get to know superior holistic treatment in Greenville, SC
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry uses dental materials that preserve as much healthy, natural tooth structure as possible while restoring teeth, so they are indistinguishable from their healthy, natural counterparts in form and function. Dental veneers treatment in Greenville SC at the office of Drs. John Palmer and Debra Adams complements this holistic approach to dentistry that enhances the beauty of your smile, and your oral health.
The beauty of veneers
The dental products you see on TV or online often mention strengthening your enamel; they’re referring to the hard, outermost layer of your teeth. It’s the strongest substance in your body – even stronger than bone! Yet, even enamel isn’t indestructible. Sugary drinks and starchy foods are not a friend to enamel. When sugars and starches combine with bacteria in your mouth, acids flourish and break down tooth structure.
Enamel can be damaged in other ways; for instance, habits like grinding your teeth when you sleep, or are stressed, can cause chips and cracks. Enamel doesn’t stand a chance against the force placed on the teeth from chewing on ice, fingernails, or other hard objects. Even something as seemingly innocuous as opening packages with your teeth is hard on them and can produce visible damage that may even threaten the integrity of your teeth.
Veneers are designed to replace damaged enamel. When prepared to your unique specifications and to address your specific needs, veneers cover flaws such as chips and cracks. If enamel is eroded due to tooth decay or dental disease, Drs. Palmer or Adams will resolve conditions before preparing and placing your veneers. Otherwise, you are quite literally covering up the problem, rather than treating them and restoring oral health. Also, there must be sufficient tooth structure for veneers to bond to; if enamel is too eroded, veneers can’t adhere to the tooth as they should for lasting durability. If there are any habits that may compromise the integrity of your veneers, the Palmer Distinctive Dentistry team will discuss those with you; for instance, dental appliances may be customized to your mouth, these appliances protect veneered teeth and other restorations from damage due to night-time teeth-grinding or subconscious teeth-clenching. Palmer Distinctive Dentistry also knows that teeth-grinding may be a symptom of other serious medical conditions, such as sleep apnea. It’s important to get to the cause of any problems to create an effective treatment plan that ensures the long life of your veneers.
Additionally, veneers are a great option for guests who are concerned about the appearance of:
- Uneven spacing
- Misshapen teeth
- Permanent discoloration
There is sure to be a treatment for every guest. Gaps, uneven spacing, or other bite- and alignment-related problems can benefit from advanced orthodontic alternatives to conventional braces – like Invisalign. Palmer Distinctive Dentistry uses KöR to lift stubborn stains that other dental offices in and around Greenville, SC can’t. Your dentist may recommend in-office or home bleaching, depending on your preferences for treatment.
Porcelain: Accept no substitutes
Dental materials contribute to Palmer Distinctive Dentistry’s status as a holistic or biological office. The materials used to restore tooth structure or replace teeth must get along well with guests’ tissues. It is also a must that they look like natural teeth – not fake. Veneers can be made of other types of materials, but no material comes close to replicating the natural color and reflectivity of porcelain.
These thin layers of porcelain combine a lifelike appearance with durability that mimics the strength of natural tooth enamel. With little upkeep beyond the usual good hygiene and regular check-ups, you can enjoy the beauty and functionality of porcelain veneers for years to come. Unlike alternatives such as bonding, veneers are also stain-resistant.
A very small amount of natural tooth enamel – typically no more than a pencil tip – is removed to accommodate today’s ultra-thin veneers. Your dentist at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry will discuss these and other considerations with you during a consultation. Call (864) 879-6494 today to schedule your appointment at the Greenville office.