Rejuvenate Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Tooth imperfections don't have to become a permanent part of your smile, no matter how long you've had them. Your Easley, SC, dentist, Dr. David Phelps, can help you fix a variety of tooth flaws with porcelain veneers.
Are porcelain veneers a good choice for you?
Veneers offer an excellent option if you have minor flaws and imperfections that don't affect the structure of your teeth. The tooth-shaped porcelain shells only cover the fronts of teeth, the area where flaws are most noticeable.
Most people are good candidates for veneers. As long as your teeth and gums are in good condition, you can benefit from the smile-enhancing benefits of veneers. The restorations are available in practically any shade of white you can imagine, making it possible to match the color of nearby teeth or whiten your entire smile.
In addition to brightening your smile or hiding discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can also be used to conceal small flaws that make you feel self-conscious about your smile. They're often used to hide uneven surfaces, chips and shallow cracks.
Veneers can completely change the shape of teeth or lengthen them. They're ideal if your teeth have become worn because you've started to grind your teeth at night, or if you've always disliked that way a crooked or twisted tooth looks. Porcelain veneers can even close slight gaps between teeth.
How are porcelain veneers attached?
The first step in the veneer process involves removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel. Removal of the enamel ensures a comfortable, natural fit for your restorations. Your dentist also makes an impression of your mouth that will be used to create your veneers. You may leave the Easley dental office with temporary veneers, which you'll wear until your permanent restorations are ready in about two weeks.
During your second appointment, your dentist will temporarily apply the veneers to your teeth with water or glycerin, check the fit, then make any changes, if necessary. Once he's satisfied with the fit, he'll permanently attach the restorations with dental cement. Caring for your new veneers is as simple as brushing and flossing daily.
Would you like to improve your smile with porcelain veneers? Call Southern Oaks Family Dentistry in Easley, SC, at (864) 850-9100 to schedule your appointment with Dr. David Phelps.