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By Hilton Head Dental
March 05, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Find your smile and your self-esteem again with a little help from dental veneers.veneers

Have you always dreamed that one day you would close that gap between your front teeth or fix chips or other imperfections in your smile? Well, it might be time to stop dreaming and start doing! Our Hilton Head Island, SC, dentists, Dr. Julie Camp-Tome, Dr. Benjamin Wietecha, and Dr. M. Glenn Barker, can help make your dream smile a reality thanks to dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

These thin customized porcelain shells are bonded to the front of one or more teeth to alter its shape, size, or color. Think of veneers as adding an additional layer of enamel over the front surface of a tooth. It will improve its strength, durability and its appearance.

Who is a good candidate for veneers?

Most people dealing with cosmetic flaws can benefit from what dental veneers have to offer. Veneers can easily cover up:

  • Stains and discolorations
  • Chips, cracks, and fractures
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down or too small
  • Minor crookedness, crowding, and gaps between teeth

Veneers can give you a straighter, brighter, and more ideal smile in just a couple of visits. Some adults who have small twists, crookedness, or other alignment issues can often get the straighter results they want with veneers instead of getting braces.

What does this cosmetic procedure entail?

It’s important to understand that getting veneers is a commitment. Once you have veneers you will have them for life. Each veneer is custom-made so we have to take impressions of your mouth to send to a dental lab so they can create veneers that perfectly fit your teeth.

Furthermore, we will need to shave off a very small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. This ensures that there is enough room for the veneers and that your smile looks natural rather than bulky. Of course, our Hilton Head Island cosmetic dentists will need to make sure your teeth are healthy and have enough enamel to support veneers.

Once your veneers have been made, we will check the look and fit before bonding them to the front of your teeth using bonding resin and a dental laser to harden the resin in place.

Are you interested in getting dental veneers in Hilton Head Island, SC? Do you want to improve your smile and think cosmetic dentistry can help you? If so, then it’s time to turn to the experts at Hilton Head Dental Team.

By Hilton Head Dental Team
April 18, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Do you have small imperfections in your teeth like chips, cracks or small misalignments? Do they make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious? If so, the answer to your problems could lie in dental veneers. These fast and easy dental restorations completely transform your smile into one that you have always dreamed of. Learn more with help from your Hilton Head Island, SC dentist.Veneers

What are dental veneers? 
Dental veneers are dental restorations which fit over the front of the teeth to mask imperfections. Veneers are often made from porcelain though are also available in composite resin materials. If the veneer is made from porcelain, a dental laboratory customizes each veneer. If they are made from composite materials, your dentist molds the veneer directly onto the tooth and uses a special light to harden and set the material.

What can veneers do for me? 
Veneers cover the teeth to repair numerous imperfections, including:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • yellowed or stained teeth
  • slight gaps
  • small overlaps

Veneers feel and function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, chew and speak normally. Though veneers repair many things, they cannot substitute orthodontic treatments in severe cases. Sometimes, more aggressive treatment than veneers, such as braces, is necessary to correct misaligned teeth or bite issues. Your Hilton Head Island dentist can help you determine which procedure is best for your situation.

What is the procedure for dental veneers?
Porcelain veneers require a mold of your mouth for the dental laboratory to create them. Before placing the veneers, your dentist prepares your teeth by shaving off a tiny portion of enamel, usually about half a millimeter, from their surfaces. Since the dental laboratory needs several weeks to customize the permanent porcelain restorations, temporary veneers take their place until they are ready. Once your dentist places the permanent restorations, you will see the results immediately.

If you would like more information on dental veneers, please contact your dentist at Hilton Head Dental Team in Hilton Head Island, SC. Call (843) 681-9666 to speak with an associate about scheduling your appointment for dental veneers today!