Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and chances are you want to look amazing for your significant other. Perhaps your smile has you feeling a little less than gorgeous because of chips or stained teeth, perhaps cosmetic dentistry in Charlotte, NC might be your best option. If you want your mega-watt grin back just in time to wow your significant other, porcelain veneers could be the answer you need.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Simply put, porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are shaved down to fit onto your affected teeth. When you visit our dentist, Dr. Thomas Layton, he shapes each piece to fit on the front of the teeth you wish to improve. The veneers are useful for covering stained teeth as well as hiding gaps, small chips or other minor imperfections that make you feel less confident when you speak or smile.
How Are They Attached?
Before we can attach your veneers to your teeth, we will need to remove a small amount of your enamel equal to about one millimeter. Once complete, we take an impression of your tooth and make the veneers to fit into the impression. Finally, we use a special resin cement to bond your porcelain veneers in Charlotte, NC over the appropriate teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Veneers?
One of the biggest benefits of veneers is feeling more confident in your smile and overall appearance. In addition, because the process is common and relatively straightforward, most patients do not require anesthesia. Porcelain is stain-resistant, so you are less likely to stain them with coffee, wine or other items that often stain natural teeth. Finally, porcelain veneers are an affordable option.
Are you interested in learning more about veneers or other options for restoring your teeth to their former glory? We want to help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for you. To learn more, call us at (980) 322-0815 or schedule your consultation appointment online at Layton Dentistry today.