As we age, our teeth begin to show signs of wear and tear from a lifetime of use even if we take care of them as best we can. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can be embarrassing and make us hesitant to smile. If you find yourself spotting flaws in your smile, porcelain dental veneers could be for you. Charleston, SC dentists Dr. James Dickert and Dr. Agatha Lynn offer professional dental treatment with porcelain veneers. Schedule an appointment with them online or call (843) 371-5480 for treatment.
How Dental Veneers Improve Aesthetics
Dr. Dickert and Dr. Lynn can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can remove unsightly spaces between your teeth, reshape irregular looking teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are worn, porcelain veneers can shield them from further damage while also restoring their natural appearance.
Foods that are dark or acidic, like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can stain our enamel, while also causing sensitivity within our teeth. If you have both minor damage and also staining, porcelain veneers could be a way to correct the two issues at once. For minor gaps between teeth or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are a faster and more affordable option than traditional orthodontic treatment.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
Dr. Dickert or Dr. Lynn will begin veneer treatment by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. This process allows the veneers to fit in your mouth without crowding it and changing the shape of it. Then your veneers are fastened over your newly-prepared teeth.
Porcelain veneers may not be the best option for some patients. For example, those individuals who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, require treatment before veneers are installed, as teeth grinding can damage veneers. Also, patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the preparatory procedure until this issue is addressed as the removal of the enamel can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by once the above issues have been settled.