Are misshapen, damaged, or stained teeth impacting the appearance of your smile? Try dental veneers. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental solution that Dr. Adam Carraway offers in his Greer, SC office. Veneers are thin shells that cover the front of the tooth enamel. They enhance the brightness of teeth and can also change the size and shape of teeth. At Carraway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Carraway helps his patients receive comfortable, high-quality dental care. He collaborates with his patients to find the best treatments to meet their budgets, goals, and needs.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
To begin your porcelain veneer treatment, we prepare the teeth to take images and impressions of your teeth for precise results. The veneers are crafted according to these specifications using a porcelain ceramic. Once the veneers are complete, we ensure that they are the desired shape and shade. Veneers should fit closely to the enamel and blend in with natural teeth. We always make sure that veneers feel comfortable for our patients. Dental veneers can be cared for like natural teeth. You may brush your veneers and floss between them to make sure that all of the teeth and gums are free from decay. Caring for your veneers also keeps them bright. Avoid tobacco products and foods and beverages that can stain for long-lasting results.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
If you want to know more about porcelain veneers and their effect on teeth, read on:
How does tooth bonding compare to porcelain veneers?
Dental bonding is a similar treatment to veneers in that they also treat dental injuries, misalignment, and deep staining. However, tooth bonding uses a biocompatible material that is molded and cured directly to the teeth. Tooth bonding is not permanent and may require repairs over time. However, dental bonding is often a more economical option for patients new to cosmetic dental care.
Can dental veneers be whitened?
Dental veneers are meant to treat discoloration and can be made brighter than your natural teeth. However, veneers do not react to whitening treatment, so they cannot be whitened. If you have old and discolored veneers, we can replace them with new and white veneers.
Do porcelain veneers damage natural teeth?
No, we do not need to remove much of the tooth structure to accommodate veneers. Some patients may fear that we need to file the majority of their natural teeth down to fit veneers. However, this is false. We etch a small portion of the tooth enamel to make sure that the veneers conform evenly to the teeth. This does not cause damage to the teeth.
Do dental veneers pop off?
Many years ago when veneers were first being placed in dentistry, it was not uncommon for dental veneers to come loose. However, dental porcelain has improved significantly over the last few years, and the bonding material that holds the veneers to the teeth has become much stronger. When the time is taken to use the correct materials and design a well-thought-out smile, porcelain veneers are very successful treatment options.
Contact Our Greer Dental Office Today
Are you interested in porcelain veneer treatment? Call Dr. Carraway for professional and customized dental care at 864.383.9711. You may also request a dental appointment with Dr. Carraway on our website. Do you have any more questions about treatment with veneers or your current oral health concerns? We will be happy to help you. Let us know about your questions at your next consultation.