Having a beautiful smile may seem like an impossible goal if your smile is full of chipped, yellowed, stained, cracked or just plain missing teeth. However, with help from your Mount Pleasant, SC cosmetic dentist, you can achieve this goal and more. Porcelain dental veneers and dental implants can rejuvenate your smile and give you back the confidence and self-esteem you deserve.
What are veneers and implants?
Veneers are thin, porcelain shells which fit over the front of the teeth to cover imperfections. These customized dental restorations give your teeth a renewed appearance and feel, function and appear just like natural teeth. Dental implants replace a missing tooth’s root and the tooth itself. A small titanium post, called a fixture, surgically implanted into the jawbone underneath a missing tooth provides a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth. A porcelain dental crown, which attaches to the fixture via an abutment, replaces the missing tooth itself.
How can veneers and implants work together?
Veneers give new life to your broken, chipped, cracked, stained, yellowed or misshapen teeth. With dental implants replacing the teeth which are missing, these two powerful cosmetic dentistry procedures work together to give you an entirely new smile. Aside from the obvious benefit of a full, perfect smile, replacing missing teeth gives you a better bite, allowing you to chew and eat with less difficulty. Proper bite also reduces the risk of jaw issues such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
How do I care for my dental restorations?
Veneers and implants are permanent dental restorations, meaning they may be cared for just like your natural teeth. Simply brush twice daily, splitting the mouth into quadrants and brushing each one for at least 30 seconds. Floss at least once a day. See your Mount Pleasant dentist at least twice a year for regular examinations and cleanings to keep your natural teeth and restorations alike healthy and clean.
For more information on cosmetic dentistry procedures, please contact Dr. Cynthia L. Holmes Garner at Garner Family Dentistry in Mount Pleasant, SC. Call (843)884-6002 to speak with an associate about scheduling your consultation for cosmetic dentistry today!