What you need to know about veneers in Greenville, SC
A beautiful smile boosts your confidence, makes you feel better about the way you look, and makes you more attractive. The number of cosmetic dental procedures has increased in recent years, as cosmetic dentistry can dramatically enhance your smile. In Greenville, Dr. John Palmer offers porcelain veneers as an option to transform your smile. At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we are available to fill you in on what you need to know about veneers to help you make an informed choice.
What are veneers?
Veneers were originally used to improve actors’ and actresses’ smiles. Now, straight, white smiles are not just for the Hollywood elite. Veneers are used to transform the appearance of a single tooth, or multiple teeth as part of a smile makeover. Made of porcelain, the thin shells are applied to the front of the teeth. Veneers can address various cosmetic issues. They change the appearance of discolored, chipped, or misaligned teeth.
What you need to know about veneers
When deciding to alter your smile, you need to understand the purpose, process, advantages, and disadvantages of potential procedures. During your consultation with Dr. Palmer, he will examine your teeth, discuss your history and lifestyle, and discuss your options, including the pros and cons. This helps you make the best decision for your unique needs. There are key points to remember.
- Veneers are customized for each patient.
- They are made of porcelain, so they look, feel, and act as natural teeth.
- Aesthetically, veneers have multiple uses to transform your smile.
Your guide to customized veneers
During your consultation, options will be discussed to determine the most appropriate treatment to enhance your smile. If veneers are selected, your teeth must first be prepared. To prepare the teeth, a small amount of surface enamel equaling the thickness of the veneer is removed from the teeth. The veneer shell is about the thickness of a fingernail. That amount is removed from the tooth to ensure the veneer lies flat and flush with the tooth for a natural look. Impressions are taken of your teeth. Your dentist also makes notes regarding the color, size, and shape of the teeth. For improving discolored teeth, the appropriate shade of whiteness is selected.
The notes and impressions are sent to a laboratory. Your custom veneers are created using this information. This ensures that the veneers will fit your teeth and mouth, producing a beautiful, natural-looking result. Once the veneers are ready, you will return to the office to have the veneers bonded in place. First, the teeth are cleaned and polished with an etching gel. This creates a rough surface to which the veneers can bond securely. The veneers are cemented onto the teeth. Any residual material from the application process is removed. Your dentist checks for issues and you can leave the office with a beautifully transformed smile.
Multiple uses for veneers
Veneers may be the first line of treatment or an option for those who have tried other procedures without achieving the desired results. This application may be used on a single tooth or for a smile makeover. Your porcelain veneers are fabricated in an appropriate color, shape, and size, creating a natural-looking smile for each patient. They provide immediate gratification in addressing cosmetic concerns and enhancing your smile. Veneers may be a solution for the following dental concerns:
- Discoloration or stains, including tetracycline stains
- Chipped teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Crooked or misaligned teeth
Benefits of veneers
Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment with many smiles enhancing benefits.
- Veneers are very thin. No thicker than your fingernail, veneers lie flat and blend with your natural tooth.
- They are versatile and can address numerous cosmetic concerns.
- Made of porcelain, the veneers are sturdy, durable, and long-lasting.
- They are created on an individual basis, based on impressions of your teeth for a natural result.
Veneers effectively disguise imperfections of the teeth. If you are searching for ways to improve your smile, consider porcelain veneers. In Greenville, SC, Palmer Distinctive Dentistry offers dental procedures to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, to give you a beautiful smile, and to improve your quality of life. Contact our office today for an appointment. Call (864) 332-4113.