If you’re looking for a Hollywood smile, dental veneers are the perfect solution. A porcelain or composite overlay is fitted to your teeth to change their shape, fill gaps, or change their shade. The goal is to build a beautiful smile that boosts your confidence for every part of your life. Ask our dentist today about our veneers.
Dental veneers are made of either super-thin porcelain or resin composite. Each kind has advantages and disadvantages. Porcelain veneers are more durable and longer-lasting, but are brittle if mistreated. The also take several visits to the dentist to fit the veneers, as they must be made in a lab by a dental technician. Resin veneers can be placed in a single visit, but don’t last nearly as long, though they are considerably less expensive than porcelain.
If veneers were simply cemented on with no preparation, the extra thickness could irritate the gums and mouth ad cause complications. To avoid that, a small portion of the enamel is removed to make space, and the veneer is bonded in place. Since porcelain veneers are made in a lab, it takes several visits for the service to be completed. However, the resulting veneer is customized to your teeth and the aesthetic look you desire.
Maintaining your veneers is simple. Regular dental maintenance is all they need, so just treat them like your original teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing once, and avoiding chewing on hard foods such as ice. If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth when your sleep, our dentist may suggest a bite guard to protect your new veneers.
If you’d like to learn more about getting dental veneers in Charlotte, North Carolina, then contact us today!