Improve Your Smile with Veneers
By DR. KRIS O'NEILL
September 25, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Cosmetic Dentistry   veneers  

Porcelain VeneersThese porcelain restorations could give you the smile makeover you’ve been looking for.

Do you feel embarrassed to smile in public because your smile just isn’t up to par? Do you wish that you had a smile that made you feel confident rather than self-conscious? If this sounds like something you are currently experiencing, then you’ve come to the right place. Our Columbia, SC, cosmetic dentist Dr. Kris O’Neill is here to tell you how dental veneers could improve your current situation.

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are very thin, tooth-colored shells made from medical-grade porcelain. These restorations are designed to cover the entire front surface of one or more teeth to improve the overall look of your smile. Many celebrities have turned to veneers to get that ideal smile and now you can, too.

What can veneers do for your smile?

Veneers are amazingly versatile cosmetic restorations that are able to hide imperfections in your smile so all people see is a beautiful set of teeth. You could be a great candidate for veneers if you are looking to hide:

  • Cracks and chips
  • Uneven or worn teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor crowding and overlapping
  • Misshapen teeth

Veneers become the new outer surface of your tooth, providing you with a whiter and more even smile. In fact, in some cases, veneers can even make your smile straighter without needing braces.

How do I get dental veneers?

The first thing that will need to happen is for our Columbia, SC, dentist to examine your smile to make sure that your teeth are healthy enough for veneers and that your treatment goals align with what veneers can offer you (if veneers aren’t the right option, don’t worry. We offer many cosmetic options to help you achieve the results you want).

Once we determine that veneers are right for you, we will next have to prep your teeth to receive your new restorations. Tooth preparation is minimal when it comes to getting veneers; however, it’s important to note that it will require us to shave off a small amount of enamel from the front of your teeth, which isn’t reversible.

Once teeth are prepped we will take measurements of your mouth to send to a dental lab so they can create your very own set of veneers. When the lab has sent back your veneers you will come in so that we can check the look and fit before permanently bonding them to the front of your teeth.

If you are interested in getting dental veneers or cosmetic dentistry in Columbia, SC, and want to find out whether you are an ideal candidate for this restoration, it’s the perfect time to call Dr. O’Neill’s office to schedule a consultation with us. Getting a beautiful smile has never been easier thanks to veneers.

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