Do you struggle with your smile? Do you have discolored teeth, a dead tooth, a chip, crack, or gap between teeth that makes you self-conscious? If so, you may not know what to do. Cosmetic issues such as these are not things you need to live with for the rest of your life. In fact, there is an option available that allows you to correct and cover up these kinds of problems: veneers.
With dental veneers, you can instantly improve the way your teeth look without requiring any kind of extensive surgery. Veneers offer a number of benefits such as teeth whitening, changing the shape and alignment or correcting damaged teeth but you need to make sure you have an experienced, talented professional apply the veneers. At Southview Dentistry, we specialize in Veneers Charlotte NC and that is exactly what you receive.
What is a Veneer?
Think of a veneer as a cover for the front of your tooth. Veneers are typically applied to your front teeth to mask the cosmetic concern you have with your teeth. Veneers are different from crowns or caps in that they only partially cover the tooth.
Because the veneer is a cover that goes over the front of the tooth, it can instantly change the tooth by correcting its shape and whitening the tooth. If you have a tooth that is discolored, chipped, or cracked, the veneer will go over the front of the tooth and gives it a bright and like-new appearance.
The veneer will also help strengthen the tooth if it has been chipped or cracked. In the event of damage sustained by the tooth, its structural integrity will diminish. Cracked teeth especially become weakened, which means any additional pressure applied to the tooth may eventually cause further damage.
With the application of the veneer, it helps provide an additional layer of protection while also securing the tooth together. In this way, you can think of veneers not only as a way to improve the look of the tooth but also strengthen the tooth as well.
When it comes to your teeth and your smile you don’t want to just go to any dentist out there. Veneers are so much more than bonding a material to the front of your teeth. It very much is an artistic presentation. While the veneers for your teeth are made specifically for you, it takes someone who is well-trained in the art of veneers to plan, alter and adjust the material so it looks natural and fits with the overall appearance of your teeth.
Someone who doesn’t have the experience will apply a material to your teeth that ends up looking fake or potentially breaks since proper planning is required. People should not know you are wearing veneers. They should see your smile and think about how brilliant it looks not that you have porcelain veneers. If someone you’ve never met before knows you have veneers it means the person who made them and applied them didn’t have the kind of experience or craftsmanship necessary. At Southview Dentistry the team here has been specially trained to not only apply and secure the veneers to your teeth but to alter and adjust the veneers to best match your smile and look authentic.
Set Up a Veneers Charlotte NC Consultation
In order to determine whether veneers Charlotte NC are the right option for you it is important to seek out a consultation. Depending on the situation you may find that other procedures are needed prior to completing your smile transformation with veneers. However, you won’t know this until after a consultation. So, make sure to set up a veneers Charlotte NC consultation before making any decision.
During your veneers Charlotte NC consultation, you’ll go over your desired results and look at what kind of shape your teeth are currently in. If veneers are deemed right for you, you’ll work with your dentist to identify the right color of veneers you’d like. Some people want the whitest shade of teeth possible. Others want something a bit duller that may look more natural than the brilliant white. It is a personal choice so you’ll go over these kinds of options with your dentist.
Upon deciding that veneers are the best choice for you and you’ve gone through all the specifics you will have temporary veneers applied to your teeth. It takes several days to a few weeks for your permanent veneers to be made. When the temps are made your current teeth will be shaped to allow the desired final outcome. Very little of each original tooth is removed, although it does depend on the positioning of the teeth and the thickness of veneers (in some situations, if you have significantly discolored teeth your dentist may decide to go with a slightly thicker veneer so the color does not shine through. In these instances, the veneer will need to be thicker, and as such more of the original tooth will need to be removed).
Once the original teeth are shaped to the necessary size, a digital mold of your teeth will be made. Temporary veneers will be applied to your teeth during this time. The temporary veneers look exceptional and few people will notice. However, these teeth don’t have the intricate details of the real veneers. Temporary veneers are a great way to try out the new shape and size of your teeth. This is a way to make sure you like the changes before the permanent veneers are applied. When the new veneers are ready, you will go in to see your dentist, the temporary veneers will be removed and the permanent veneers will be applied.
Finding the Right Veneers for You
There are several kinds of veneer options available. It is important for you and your dentist to go over the options in order to decide which is the best way to go. Often times there is a difference in price. Some veneers might cost more up front but last longer (with proper oral care and checkups your veneers should always last well over a decade). Other veneers might be thinner and so you don’t need as much of the original tooth removed. There are pros and cons with all the veneer options, so really it comes down to what you’re looking for. By discussing this with your dentist they will point out the best potential options and which will work best for your personal goals.
Your New Smile is Just a Phone Call Away
Have you been wanting to improve your smile for years but you simply haven’t known where to turn to or how to go about doing this? At Southview Dentistry, you can have this brand-new smile with the help of veneers. Veneers can be applied in two or three visits, allowing you to have the brilliant looking smile you’ve always wanted. So if you want to know how Southview Dentistry can give you back your confidence and give you a brand-new smile, now is the time to give the experienced, talented team of dentists a call. You’re just a single call away from a lifetime of new smiles. Book your veneers Charlotte NC consultation today!