Porcelain veneers are thin, wafer-like pieces of that are perfectly crafted to match the natural look, shape, and color of your teeth. Dr. Blevins offers porcelain veneers as a minimally-invasive cosmetic dental procedure so our patients can get a brighter smile in a single visit.
Let’s take a look at some of the main reasons you should consider getting porcelain veneers if you’re ready for a smile makeover.
Is your front tooth chipped? Do you have a minor crack or some discoloration that shows when you smile? Veneers offer a quick fix to small imperfections that show when you smile or talk.
Porcelain veneers are placed on the fronts of your teeth, so if your back teeth are cracked or chipped, our dentist may recommend a dental crown instead. However, veneers are a great option for visible teeth that aren’t overly fragile as a result of their small imperfections.
With some dental procedures, like dental crowns, we have to remove some enamel from your tooth in order to place the restoration.
Although removing enamel to place a crown is safe, it isn’t always ideal.doesn’t grow back, so once it’s gone, it’s gone for good. Placing a dental crown will protect the tooth from which we removed the enamel, but that means you’ll always need a crown in place to protect the tooth.
One of the great things about porcelain veneers is that we only need to remove a small amount of enamel to place them. That means we get to preserve more of your natural tooth structure while still improving the appearance of your teeth.
Did you know that porcelainand cavities better than natural tooth enamel? We use porcelain ceramic for our dental veneers so you can enjoy a brighter, whiter smile for years to come.
However, keep in mind that porcelain veneers still require maintenance. The good news is that you don’t need to do anything extra besides what you’re already doing for your natural teeth: brushing for two minutes twice a day, flossing daily, and getting your teeth cleaned every six months.
Additionally, although veneers are more stain-resistant than teeth, that doesn’t mean they’ll never stain. Just like with teeth, too much tea or coffee can result in discoloration. It’s important to practice good oral hygiene and make smart food choices so your veneers and your teeth stay brighter for longer.
At Blevins Dentistry, we’re proud to offer single-visit porcelain veneers for our patients.
At other dental practices, porcelain veneers typically take two appointments. First, the dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the receiving teeth and then take impressions of your teeth. They’ll have to send these impressions to a lab in order to make your veneers, which means you’ll have to deal with a set of temporary veneers until your permanent set is ready at your next appointment. This can take days, even weeks.
Dr. Blevins uses CEREC® technology to craft your custom porcelain veneers in just one day. You can come into our office, meet with Dr. Blevins for your consultation, and walk out with the smile of your dreams!
Our Mullins, SC, cosmetic dentist offers porcelain veneers so patients can achieve a brighter, whiter smile in a single visit. Call Blevins Dentistry today at (843) 561-4039, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.