How Can Veneers Help Shape Your Smile

porcelain veneer

Most people with shiny white teeth or a “picture perfect” smile like to show them off, but for someone that has less than perfect teeth, smiling can be a less than pleasant experience. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem in the form of a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, Veneers.

What are They

Think of a veneer as a mask for your teeth. They are mainly used to cover up any aesthetic issues caused to your teeth such as:

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Stains and discoloring
  • Misshaping
  • Worn down
  • Excessively spaced

Veneers are very durable since they are typically made out of porcelain. They are thin “shell” like pieces of porcelain that are customized to fit the surface of your teeth.

What to expect

At the start of the veneer process, your dentist will take an impression of your mouth to create a mold, this mold is used to craft your custom veneers.  The dentist will remove a millimeter of enamel from your teeth to place the veneers on your tooth’s surface. This ultimately makes receiving veneers a permanent procedure, so keep that in mind before making your final decision.

Other Options

At White & Haines Advanced Dentistry, Dr. White also offers Lumineers® as another option for a cosmetic dentistry solution. Lumineers® is a brand of veneers that an applied slightly differently than their original counterpart.

Lumineers® are much slimmer than traditional veneers and don’t need your tooth’s enamel to be removed to be applied. This eliminates the potential need for anesthetic or other dental tools to apply them. The Lumineer® treatment can be completed within two appointments, your initial visit with Dr. White and the actual placement of your Lumineers®.

For more information

If you are looking to enhance your smile without undergoing major reconstructive oral surgery than Veneers or Lumineers® is the perfect option for you. For more information on these great cosmetic dentistry solutions, contact us at our Cornelius, North Carolina location.      

Make an appointment today and we will give you a reason to smile!