Greenville, SC Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers, when we’re looking at aesthetics in the interior area, porcelain veneers versus orthodontic treatment versus bonding, if someone has some simple, little things they want changed, slight little corner reshaped, or a little space between their front teeth, my first thought is bonding. It’s simple, economical and it does a good job.
If someone has a lot of crowding with their teeth, braces are my first choice. But there are those folks that have some crowding up front, big fillings, some people have had fillings and then refilled and they’re just big fillings; overtime it just doesn’t look as nice aesthetically even if you replace the dental bonding. Those are ideal places for veneers, sometimes it’s a veneer or crown, it’s in between the two just depends on how you shape the tooth up. But those folks that have a lot of restoration in their teeth already I think are ideal candidates for veneers. But I do have folks that come in and say I know braces would be the ideal way but I want it done quickly. I want to be done with it, I’m not going to wear braces. So veneers are an option. I mean you can dramatically change someone’s smile with veneers.
Straighten them, lighten the color, and it can be a fairly quick process versus two years in braces to get the end result. And even then, some people who do braces, they still have teeth that have big fillings so they still have benefits for veneers.
Nothing transforms a smile more effectively than getting dental veneers. Porcelain veneer application is a cosmetic dental procedure that transforms your teeth’s size, shape, spacing and appearance. Ask your Greenville, SC dentist about porcelain veneers if you want to turn your smile from ordinary to red-carpet worthy.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin facings of ceramic that are bonded to the teeth’s front surfaces. Dr. Brown uses porcelain veneers to make teeth whiter, close gaps between teeth, fix chips and fractures and reshape teeth. Each veneer is custom designed to fit your teeth perfectly.
At Brown Dental Associates, we use only high-grade porcelain to make veneers, the material that most closely resembles tooth enamel. Porcelain is translucent and reflects light the way real teeth do. The shade of porcelain can also be color-matched to your natural teeth for a seamless result. Porcelain veneers are so natural-looking that your friends will never know you’ve had a little help from your dentist.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?
Veneers are recommended for patients with chipped, cracked, gapped and discolored teeth. Veneers can also fix minor teeth misalignment. Porcelain veneers are applied to healthy teeth, so you should have good oral health without extensive cavities or gum disease. Otherwise, Dr. Brown will treat the urgent problems first before scheduling the veneer procedure. Veneers are not recommended for people who habitually grind their teeth (bruxism) and clench their jaws. Porcelain is sturdy and durable, but it may not withstand extreme forces caused by bruxism.
Porcelain veneer application is a permanent, nonreversible procedure. Conventional porcelain veneers require enamel removal to make room for the porcelain facing.
Lumineers and E-max Veneers
If you want to preserve your natural teeth, consider ultrathin veneers such as Lumineers and E-max Veneers. Lumineers are made of ultrathin cerinate porcelain which is durable and natural looking. E-max veneers are made of high strength porcelain. Because the material is tough, the veneer can be made thinner and still be as strong as traditional veneers. With ultrathin veneers, the process is completely reversible because the natural teeth are still intact.