Did you ever wonder how Hollywood celebs like Demi Moore and Ben Affleck keep such great smiles? The answer is dental veneers. At Skyview Dentistry, Seti Byrd, DMD, and Jennifer D’Silva, DDS, offer these same smile-transforming products to patients in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you want a red-carpet smile at affordable prices, call or use the online scheduling tool to learn more about veneers.
The caring dentists at Skyview Dentistry turn to dental veneers — also known as laminates — to cosmetically enhance the appearance of one or more teeth. Veneers are very thin shells, made of porcelain or resin, that are customized to your teeth, greatly improving their color and shape.
One of the team bonds the veneers to the surface of your teeth to reshape broken, misshapen, or irregular teeth, as well as provide a solution for discolored teeth that don’t respond to traditional whitening treatments. Patients with veneers typically get a natural tooth appearance that’s well-tolerated by their gums and also resistant to future stains.
Dental veneers are an ideal solution if you want to correct any of the following:
Veneers are also a great alternative to crowns and caps, which cover your entire tooth rather than just the front.
Before dental veneers can be placed on your teeth, your dental professional at Skyview Dentistry needs to prepare the surface of your teeth for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, the dentist buffs away approximately half a millimeter of enamel from the surface of your teeth.
Afterward, you bite into a mold, which an outside dental lab will use to form your veneers. When the veneers are ready, you return to the office so the dentist can fit, bond, and adjust the veneers, making sure they match your color and shape goals.
There’s no special care required for dental veneers, and you can brush and floss normally right away. Because the dentists at Skyview Dentistry need two visits to complete your veneers, you may experience some sensitivity between the first and second visits, when your teeth have been reduced in preparation for bonding.
If you’d like to learn how dental veneers can transform your smile, call Skyview Dentistry or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.