cover cosmetic flaws
Mount Pleasant Veneers
If you’re not happy with your smile, Dr. Candice Vinson is here to help with porcelain veneers in Mount Pleasant. Veneers are a long-lasting, convenient, and effective way to eliminate issues like stained teeth, gaps between teeth, uneven teeth, minor chips, and much more. Learn more below, or contact us now to schedule your appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. They are thin, tooth-shaped shells of porcelain. Each veneer is designed to fit over one tooth, covering up the front surface completely. By using multiple veneers, you can cover all of your front teeth and completely transform your smile.
Veneers are made of tooth-like porcelain. They look and feel just like real teeth, and they require minimal special care and last a very long time. For all of these reasons and more, they're usually the best option for correcting cosmetic issues with your teeth.
what cosmetic issues
Can Veneers Fix?
Veneers are used for a lot of purposes. They can cover up severely stained teeth, making them a great option for teeth that can’t be treated with teeth whitening. They also can reshape your teeth, and eliminate issues like uneven and misshapen teeth, as well as large gaps between your teeth.
In some cases, veneers can even be used to treat minor tooth damage, such as a small chip. However, dental crowns are usually more suitable for severe damage or unhealthy teeth. Veneers are not meant to be a restorative treatment, and can only be applied to strong, healthy teeth.
what can I expect From the
Veneers Placement Process?
After Dr. Vinson approves you for veneers, your treatment will require 2 appointments over a period of about 2-3 weeks. At your first appointment, she will clean and numb your teeth. Then, she will use a dental drill to remove a small amount of enamel. This must be done to ensure your veneers fit perfectly.
Next, she will take images and impressions of your teeth. She will send these to a dental lab, where your permanent veneers will be custom-built. In the meantime, you’ll be sent home with a set of temporary veneers. These are made of dental resin, and will protect your teeth until your permanent veneers are placed.
Once your permanent veneers arrive at our office, you’ll come in for your second and final appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Mount Pleasant. Dr. Vinson will remove your temporaries, then check each permanent veneer to make sure the fit is perfect. She may make minor adjustments, if needed. Then, your veneers will be permanently attached to your teeth using powerful dental cement. After a final polishing and buffing, you’ll be sent home to enjoy your new smile.
how do I care
For My Veneers?
You can treat your veneers just like natural teeth. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day, and make sure to see Dr. Vinson every six months for checkups.
Beyond this, you should also avoid using your veneers to chew really hard food like nuts. You also should never use your teeth to do things like tear tape or rip open packages. You also should avoid chewing non-food objects like fingernails, pencils, and pens. Following these tips will help prevent premature loosening or breakage of your veneers.
Do Veneers Last?
If you follow the care steps outlined above, you can expect your veneers to last at least 10-20 years. And if one of your veneers ever does fail or break, Dr. Vinson can replace it quickly, and make sure you can continue smiling brightly.