Getting Smart with Porcelain Veneers

Minor imperfection in teeth may not need extensive surgeries, but you should still look into cosmetic procedures for getting the smile of your dreams. An excellent cosmetic treatment is porcelain veneers. Talk to your dentist to see if this is right for you.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are basically thin shells of porcelain that are adhered directly to your tooth enamel. Each veneer is custom built by a cosmetic dentist in Greenville, NC. This means that there are no one size fits all solutions. The veneer you get will blend in beautifully with the rest of your smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

A dentist will need to examine your smile to see if veneers are the best route to go down. However, you can be reasonably sure you are a good candidate if you have any of the following issues.

· Discolored, stained teeth

· Minor misalignment that would not warrant orthodontic treatment

· Gaps between teeth

· Chipped or cracked teeth

· Teeth that are inherently misshapen

How Does the Process Work?

First, the dentist will need to take X-rays and scans of your teeth in order to design a veneer that will match perfectly. Once the veneer is ready, the dentist will remove a very small portion of the tooth’s enamel. This is needed so that the veneer does not bulge past all your other teeth. The dentist will ensure that the veneer is the proper shape and color before bonding it in place. A special light is shone on the veneer in order to make the agents harden faster. You may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure everything is working as it should, but otherwise, you are ready to enjoy your new smile.

Get the Cosmetic Treatment You Need

Drs. Capps and Bowman are ready to provide you with a smile you will be proud to show off. Learn more about what our office can do for you by calling us at (252) 391-9333

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