Choosing to change your smile is no small feat. It requires a fair amount of prior consideration and budget planning. Our Mullins cosmetic dentist also wants you to be informed so that when you move forward with our single-visit porcelain veneers, you’re confident in your decision.
Here are 4 pieces of information regarding veneers that you should know about before pursuing the procedure.
As long as your natural enamel is not severely worn or damaged in a way that requires restorative dental treatment, veneers can be placed by Dr. Blevins. Teeth with chips in them or discoloration too stubborn for professional teeth whitening can both benefit from being covered by veneers.
Only have minorly chipped or cracked teeth? Dr. Blevins may recommend cosmetic bonding instead. This procedure involves adding, shaping, and curing tooth-colored resin material to smooth out unwanted imperfections. Compared to porcelain veneers, bonding is less invasive in terms of tooth preparation.
The irreversible nature of having veneers applied is very important to consider prior to moving forward with them. Many patients who set out wanting veneers forget that once they are on, there is no going back to your old smile. Enamel removed in the process will not return, unfortunately.
Dr. Blevins can discuss with you every detail of thebefore you’ve made your final decision so you’re well-informed. At the end of the day, we want you to feel confident about the appearance of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are beautiful, natural-looking, and can dramatically transform your smile for the better. However, before spontaneously deciding they’re right for you, it is important to consider the procedure cost.
We recommend checking with your dental insurance so you know what types of cosmetic treatments are covered, if any. This will eliminate any surprises down the road and allow you to better plan for the final payment.
Whether you decide to get veneers for many teeth or just a few, Dr. Blevins can assure you that you are receiving high quality ceramic porcelain. Each veneer is crafted using our in-office CEREC® milling unit and minimal prep time is needed. Making them may not take as long as it used to, but the result is still designed to last decades with great care.
Theused for veneers is highly stain-resistant. That means red wine, tea, or coffee will not affect them in the same way as your natural enamel. However, just because your veneers will shine bright for years doesn’t mean they don’t need regular oral care.
Dr. Blevins advises you to still brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once daily. Remember to also come into our office for a teeth cleaning every 6 months or as often as directed. Regular oral hygiene paired with professional care from our dentist will keep your new smile as healthy as ever.
If veneers still sound like the right next step for you and your smile goals, our cosmetic dentist in Mullins, SC, can help you get started. Only one visit is necessary thanks to CEREC technology so you can plan on walking out with an enhanced look the same day you arrived! Call Blevins Dentistry today at (843) 561-4039 to request an appointment.