A dental veneer is a thin sliver of porcelain that can be attached to the front of a tooth to treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues. Porcelain veneers are amazing devices that give our team the ability to quickly and safely improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. If you have recently started to worry about imperfections in your smile, then you might be the perfect candidate for this safe and effective treatment option.
What Can Be Treated?
A veneer will physically cover the entire front surface of a tooth, and that makes it an excellent option for anyone who is struggling with severe stains that are no longer responding to whitening treatments. While most external stains can be lifted with professional whitening sessions, internal stains are much more difficult to treat. These stains actually affect the internal structure of a tooth, and that means no amount of brushing or flossing will remove the discoloration.
Patients might also benefit from dental veneers if their teeth are slightly askew or there are gaps in between the teeth. While veneers will not pull teeth back into the correct position, they can be used to create a balanced smile. Practically any visible imperfection with one’s teeth can be corrected with porcelain veneers.
The Perfect Candidate for Porcelain Veneers
Even though veneers are an excellent cosmetic treatment, they are not the right option for everyone. Patients who have severe oral health problems might need to address those issues before undergoing this procedure. Trying to place veneers on extensively damaged teeth will only mask those problems. Patients should also keep in mind that the teeth must be slightly altered in order to make room for the veneers. That means they should be considered a permanent treatment option.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
While treatment options such as bonding and teeth whitening can be quite effective, they are generally not viewed as long-term treatments. Porcelain veneers can erase a wide variety of serious cosmetic imperfections at the same time, and that means you won’t need to continue coming back to our office for different treatments. These devices are also extremely durable, and they often last for 15 years or longer with the proper care. We customize the veneers for each of our patients so that they can enjoy vibrant and straight teeth that look completely natural.
Your Veneer Appointment
The first step in this process is scheduling an initial consultation with our dentist at Dedicated Dentistry in Greenville, SC to determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. Contact us today to book an appointment!