Would you like to improve the appearance of your teeth? Custom veneers can give you a reason to smile more confidently. When you visit Solomon Family Dentistry in Summerville or Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, the expert providers offer dental veneers that can give your smile a makeover. Call the office nearest you for an appointment or book your visit online today.
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of porcelain or porcelain composite that your provider places over your natural front teeth, sealed in place with dental cement.
Veneers only cover one side of your teeth — the front surface — to cosmetically change how they look and cover or hide any dental issues. They mimic the appearance of your natural tooth enamel, giving you a natural look that blends in with your surrounding teeth.
The most common uses for dental veneers include covering imperfect teeth that are:
Veneers can also change and improve the shape of your teeth if they’re too small or unusually shaped.
Your veneers procedure usually takes two appointments at Solomon Family Dentistry spaced 1-2 weeks apart. Your initial consultation involves a review of your oral health history, an oral exam, and taking digital oral X-rays to see the condition of your tooth roots and jawbone.
During the consultation, your dentist learns about your goals for treatment and, together, you can review the color and shape of veneers that are a custom-fit for you.
If you don’t have any problematic issues, your dentist gives you a local anesthetic before preparing your teeth for veneers. They shave a thin layer of enamel from each tooth and then take impressions that are sent to a dental lab where technicians create your veneers.
When you return for your second visit, your provider applies your veneers to your teeth, bonding them in place with dental cement. They polish your veneers and make sure you have a comfortable bite. You walk out the door with a brand new, beautiful smile.
Your veneers can last 10-15 years, and maybe even longer when you practice good oral hygiene. They are stain-resistant and permanent, so you must replace them when necessary.
You should avoid biting your nails or using your teeth as tools for opening packages. Be careful not to bite on hard objects like pens, pencils, or ice.
You should also keep your visits to the dentist every six months for oral exams and professional teeth cleanings.
To find out if veneers are right for you, call Solomon Family Dentistry or use the convenient online booking tool today.