Even if you weren’t born with perfect teeth, dental veneers can transform your smile into the symmetrical, white, dazzling teeth you’ve always desired. Veneers are one of the most versatile ways to correct a variety of dental issues. The exceptional team of cosmetic dentists at Skyview Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seti Byrd, DMD, Jennifer D’Silva, DDS, and David Bunn, DDS, offer their expertise in dental veneers to men and women who want to upgrade their smiles, easily and affordably.
From broken teeth to uneven gaps between your teeth, learn how veneers can easily correct more smile flaws than you think.
Feeling like you have too many unfixable problems with your teeth? You might be surprised to learn that veneers are an excellent choice for correcting a variety of common dental concerns for an instantly improved smile. Along with providing an easy solution to brighten stained and discolored teeth, we often recommend dental veneers for other cosmetic issues such as:
- Filling the spaces between your teeth to even out gaps
- Reshaping crooked teeth so they appear more uniformly aligned
- Reshaping pointy or small teeth
- Repairing chips, cracks, or teeth that have worn unevenly
- Making teeth look uniform in size, shape, and color
The veneers we use are thin shells of porcelain or resin that we custom fit to your individual teeth. The result is often a movie-star quality smile, that looks natural on you.
The many advantages of porcelain veneers
During your consultation for veneers, the dental team discusses your options and recommends the type of veneers that work best for you. There are several benefits to choosing porcelain veneers for correcting smile flaws, including:
- Porcelain mimics the light-reflecting quality of natural teeth so your veneers appear extremely realistic
- Porcelain is highly durable
- Porcelain veneers don’t require extensive tooth reshaping that’s necessary with dental crowns
- Porcelain veneers don’t require any special care; brush and floss as you normally would
- Porcelain veneers are nonirritating to sensitive gum tissue
- Porcelain is stain resistant so your teeth stay whiter and brighter
We customize the shade and color of your porcelain veneers so you get just the right tooth color to complement, rather than overpower, your appearance.
Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Most men and women who desire to correct common dental issues are good candidates for porcelain veneers. However, there are some exceptions. A veneer is not an ideal choice, for instance, for teeth that are severely decayed or fractured. Additionally, you need to have an adequate layer of enamel on each tooth so the veneer can form a strong bond to the natural tooth.
The skilled team of general and cosmetic dentists at Skyview Dentistry use their expertise to identify whether veneers are the best choice for you. If you do have more complex dental issues, your dentist may recommend a different restorative solution, or combine veneers with other techniques so you get the complete smile makeover you desire.
Dental veneers are a two-step process
It typically takes two visits to get your custom veneers. During your first appointment, we prep your teeth and create a mold that we send to a dental lab. The lab manufactures the veneers according to your dentist’s specifications. We also help you choose the perfect color for your new smile during the initial visit.
After your custom veneers arrive at the office, you return to the office so your dentist can position the veneers, further customize the shape and size of them as necessary, and bond them securely in place with a special dental cement. The procedure can be performed under a local anesthetic if you’re concerned about discomfort.
Preparing your teeth
Because porcelain veneers don’t respond to whitening, and it’s important to match the veneer color to your natural teeth, you may need some prep work before your dentist installs the custom veneers. For example, they may recommend a whitening treatment for adjacent teeth, so your veneers can be matched to a brighter shade of enamel. If your provider discovers any concerns with gum disease or other dental health issues, they typically recommend treating these problems before beginning your veneer makeover.
Ready to learn more about veneers and whether they’re right for you? Find out how you can transform your smile in no time.
Call our friendly team at the Charlotte office at 980-247-3998, or schedule your appointment online today.