The white and winning smile you enjoyed in your younger years can sometimes be robbed by cosmetic imperfections. If you’ve suffered chips, stains, or mismatched fillings on the teeth in your smile, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. To remedy these issues, your dentist, Dr. Derek C. Barnes, might recommend dental veneers.
Your dentist will start by inspecting each tooth in your smile and taking X-rays. This will help him assess the health and integrity of each tooth. If one or two teeth lack the sufficient enamel to secure a dental veneer, the dentist might recommend having that tooth restored with a porcelain dental crown.
At the end of the appointment, your dentist will create a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a professional dental lab technician who will produce your custom veneers.
We will call you to schedule your second appointment once the dental lab tech has completed your veneers. During this session, your dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Then, the corresponding veneer will be cemented into place.
The porcelain material of the dental veneers will not be as receptive to future stains as your natural tooth enamel. With proper care and cleaning, you can have a white and easy-to-maintain smile for many years to come.
If your smile suffers from multiple cosmetic imperfections and you’re interested in dental veneers in Charlotte, North Carolina, you should call 704-849-6700 to schedule an appointment at Derek C. Barnes, DMD.