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Dental Veneers in Charlotte, NC
When your smile is beautiful, it’s easy to feel confident in your personal and professional life. Of course, most people aren’t born with a perfectly straight, white, even smile. Fortunately, achieving one is simple with the help of dental veneers. Here’s what you should know about how veneers could improve the appearance of your smile and overall quality of life before scheduling a consultation with Dr. Turner at our Charlotte dental office.
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are made of thin, tooth-colored ceramic that is glued to the front of the tooth. Rather than having the ceramic encircle the entire tooth like a crown (which requires the tooth to be “shaved” extensively), the ceramic simply covers the front surface and is bonded in place with an extremely strong dental adhesive.
A good candidate for cosmetic veneers is someone who would like their teeth to be brighter, smoother, healthier-looking, and is willing to invest in a confident smile. Sometimes, dental veneers may not be the best option for a person. In these situations, we have many alternatives, including dental crowns, orthodontics, bonding, and dental implants.
Dental veneers provide unparalleled dental beauty and consistency. They are an effective option to make a person’s teeth look healthy, smooth, and naturally white. Veneers can eliminate the “patchwork” look that accumulates after years of dental work, genetics, staining, and age.
Dental Veneer Procedure
At Dentistry on Monroe, the first step of veneer treatment is coming in for a consultation with Dr. Turner. During this appointment, photos will be taken of your smile, along with a digital scan of your teeth.
The second appointment consists of a discussion with Dr. Turner about how many veneers are recommended and a preview of what your smile will look like after the cosmetic veneers are completed.
During the third appointment, your teeth are slightly reshaped. Temporary veneers are made for you to wear while the permanent veneers are made in a dental lab. During this time, you’ll have the ability to modify and give input on the size and shape of the veneers.
Finally, during the fourth appointment, the temporary veneers are removed, and the permanent veneers are placed. Upon approval, they are bonded to your teeth and the process is complete!
Types of Cosmetic Veneers Offered at Dentistry on Monroe
At Dentistry on Monroe, Dr. Turner utilizes several kinds of veneer materials depending on the starting color of the teeth and the stability of your bite, including:
- Pressed feldspathic porcelain
- Various pressed or milled lithium disilicates
- Ceramic resin hybrids
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Veneers, like any other dental restoration, can last for many decades when done properly and when cared for after they are finished. They see minimal staining or chipping over time, so there is rarely a need to replace them for these reasons. Many patients who get veneers will be given a nightguard to protect their new smile from nighttime grinding habits, which can be detrimental to the longevity of dental veneers.
Dental Veneers Cost
Veneers are very rarely, if ever, covered by insurance. Because of this, their cost becomes a financial investment for our patients. The total cost depends on the number of veneers to be done, among other factors. To get the most accurate estimate on what a set of veneers will cost, it’s best to call Dentistry on Monroe for a consultation with Dr. Turner.
Cosmetic Veneers at Dentistry on Monroe
You deserve to have the smile you’ve always wanted. If you’re tired of living with dull, uneven, or imperfect teeth, the trusted team at Dentistry on Monroe is here to help with our wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Turner to learn more about how veneers can enhance your smile’s shape, size, color, and natural beauty. We look forward to giving you a reason to smile bright!