What are Veneers?

Sometimes the simplest solution is the best when you have a minor tooth imperfection. Mt. Pleasant, SC, dentist Dr. Cynthia Garner of VeneersGarner Family Dentistry explains how dental veneers, a simple, yet effective, cosmetic dentistry treatment, can help you improve your smile.

Veneers offer smile-changing benefits

Veneers, thin pieces of porcelain that are designed to fit your teeth perfectly, can conceal many types of flaws in teeth and also completely change the appearance of your smile. Because many dental flaws only affect the enamel on the front surfaces of your teeth, veneers offer a fairly easy way to hide these imperfections.

You'll need to visit our Mt. Pleasant office twice to receive veneers. During the first visit, we'll prepare the tooth removing a very thin layer of enamel to ensure a comfortable fit for your new veneers. A dental lab will create your veneers using impressions taken in our office. In most cases, your new veneers will be ready in about a week or two. When you visit for the second time, we'll use water to temporarily attach your veneers to check the fit and make any adjustments that may be needed before we permanently attach them to your teeth.

How can veneers help me?

Veneers are often used to correct these cosmetic issues:

  • Minor Imperfections: Imperfections don't have to be large to affect your smile. Even small chips, pits or cracks can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Veneers cover these flaws completely.
  • Gaps: Braces are very effective in closing large gaps, but when the spaces between your teeth are small, veneers offer a simpler option.
  • Shape and Length Issues: Veneers are often used to ensure that your teeth look more uniform. They cover twisted, crooked and pointed teeth and can even extend the length of teeth.
  • Discolorations and Stains: Our society values a bright smile, but teeth naturally come in a variety of shades. If you would like to whiten your smile, adding veneers to your front teeth can completely transform your smile. They're also a good choice if one or two teeth are discolored.

Would you like to transform your smile with veneers? Call Mt. Pleasant, SC, dentist Dr. Cynthia Garner of Garner Family Dentistry at (843) 884-6002 to schedule an appointment.

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