Get The Smile You’ve Always Wanted With Dental Veneers
- September 8, 2017
Misshapen, misaligned, discolored, or damaged teeth can leave you constantly covering up and desperate to hide your imperfect smile. Fortunately, dentists like Dr. Doug Forbes can solve the problem and give you the confident smile you’ve always wanted.
Dental veneers have become a popular option for people with damaged or unsightly teeth, who want a more confident smile without the use of orthodontics. So what exactly are veneers and how can you benefit from getting them?
What Are Veneers In Dentistry?
Dental veneers are thin shells that are made to cover the front of the tooth. The custom-made laminates are designed to cover the surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. The shells can improve the shape, color, size, and length of your teeth. Dental veneers can also be used to fix minor spacing problems and gaps.
Veneers are made to look just like real teeth and the shade can be made to match the color of your natural teeth At Total Dental Care of South Carolina, Dr. Forbes uses porcelain veneers, which are more durable than resin veneers.
Veneers work well to fix the following problems:
- Discolored teeth
- Teeth that are worn down
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misaligned, irregularly shaped, or uneven teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Benefits Of Dental Veneers
The main benefit of dental veneers is a confident, radiant smile. Additional benefits include:
- Veneers look like natural teeth.
- Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant.
- Veneers can help brighten your smile by covering dark teeth.
- Veneers are an aesthetic alternative to crowns.
- Veneers allow you to eat whatever you want.
At Total Dental Care of South Carolina, porcelain veneers are made in our office using a CEREC machine. CEREC porcelain veneers have the potential to last for decades if you care for and maintain them properly. Just like with your natural teeth, we recommend you brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings.
It’s also important to keep in mind that although the chances are slim, veneers can break. To prevent this from happening, dentists will usually recommend that you avoid chewing on ice or other hard objects and try not to put excessive pressure on your teeth.
Dental Veneers: The Procedure
With Dr. Forbes at Total Dental Care of South Carolina, the dental veneer procedure is painless. Local anesthesia is provided, as well as oral sedation if desired. Thanks to the CEREC porcelain restoration machine, your veneers can be made and placed in one visit.
The first step is the consultation with our dentist. Dr. Forbes will take a look at your mouth, take X-rays if necessary, and talk about the procedure with you.
If you’re a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Forbes will then remove some of the enamel from your teeth to make room for your veneers. He will then use the CEREC machine to take digital impressions of your teeth.
It’s important for your dentist to check to make sure the veneers fits properly before bonding them to your teeth. Dr. Forbes will make sure the veneers match the rest of your teeth and make any adjustments if needed.
After preparing your teeth, the veneers are cemented to the teeth with an adhesive. A curing light is then used to harden the adhesive.
The final step is to polish the veneer and adjust as needed. You may have to come back for a follow-up visit just to be sure everything is working OK. As mentioned before, as long as you brush and floss properly to keep up with your oral health, your CEREC porcelain veneers can last for decades.
Are You A Good Candidate For Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a great option for someone looking to fix cosmetic issues with their smile. If you’re looking to correct mild misalignment, cover up small teeth, or hide chipped or broken teeth, porcelain veneers may be a great option for you. To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental veneers, schedule a visit with Dr. Forbes by calling Total Dental Care of South Carolina at (803) 272-4162.