Refresh Your Smile
with Porcelain Veneers
Veneers cover a wide array of imperfections, including chips, stains, and gaps, making them an effective cosmetic option for many patients. This long-lasting solution will keep you smiling confidently for years, and veneers are minimally invasive so you won’t need to worry about surgery or needles. If you think veneers might be right for you, give us a call today to go over your options for porcelain veneers in Fort Mill.
A Solution for Common Imperfections
Improve Your Smile with Veneers
Veneers can cover many imperfections, and they can last for decades. This procedure is a simple cosmetic treatment and typically only takes just two appointments. Since veneers require no surgery or deep cleaning, this treatment is a popular option for patients looking to improve their smiles. If you are anxious about invasive surgery, but would like to improve the appearance of your smile, veneers may the the right option for you. Give us a call or visit our office to set up a consultation for veneers with our Fort Mill dentist.
What are the Benefits of Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are the big secret when it comes to attaining that perfectly symmetrical, pearly white smile that looks and feels natural.
If you’ve always dreamed of covering up imperfections in your smile, then veneers are an easy and quick solution that will last for up to 15 years thanks to the durability and stain-resistance of porcelain.
Veneers will improve your smile which in turn makes you look and feel younger, boosts your self-esteem, and helps you make a good first impression. Studies have shown that people subconsciously find people with aesthetic smiles to be kinder, more competent, and more trustworthy.
Improving your smile with veneers can help you land that job interview you’ve always been hoping for and feel more comfortable in social situations. We shade-match the porcelain to your natural teeth. If you want to go lighter, we recommend having your teeth whitened first.
Veneers are much more effective and long-lasting when it comes to covering up cosmetic imperfections compared to teeth whitening and dental bonding. These treatments have a very short lifespan, are prone to damage, and offer inferior aesthetic outcomes.
The Veneers Treatment Process
at Luck Family Dental
The treatment process for veneers is quick and minimally invasive. Dr. Luck will begin by removing a small layer of enamel to make room for the custom veneer. Next, the veneers are placed and cemented onto your teeth to cover any imperfections. This process typically only takes two appointments, and after Dr. Luck skillfully places your veneers, you’ll leave the office with a bright, confident smile.
Are Veneers Right For You?
Am I A Good Candidate For Veneers?
If your mouth is healthy and your teeth are strong, but you have cosmetic flaws keeping you from a confident smile, veneers may be the right choice! Veneers can cover small gaps, serious stains, uneven, misshapen, or small teeth to give you a beautiful, proud grin.
To have veneers placed, your teeth must be strong and have plenty of natural enamel left. During treatment, some of your natural enamel must be removed to prepare your teeth for the placement of veneers. For this reason, you must have adequate enamel to be a good candidate for veneers.
Still not sure whether veneers are the best option for you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Luck ! Together, you can explore your cosmetic options and determine if veneers are the best way to restore your smile
Veneers Vs. Cosmetic Crowns
What’s The Difference?
While veneers and cosmetic crowns are both made out of porcelain and designed to cover up your natural enamel, they differ in their purpose and design. Veneers are intended only to cover up the front chewing surface of your tooth. After treatment with veneers, it may look like your entire tooth was replaced, but this is not the case. Veneers do not cover up the entire tooth and they do not require the removal of much of your natural enamel.
Crowns used for cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, are different. Crowns require that the trimming and removal of natural enamel to create a platform that keeps the crown stable. Dental crowns are designed to fit over your remaining tooth structure and cover the entire tooth, all the way down to the gumline.
This makes crowns quite a bit stronger than veneers. However, the procedure for placing a cosmetic crown is also more invasive, complex and costly. Cosmetic crowns are usually used for teeth that are too small, damaged or misshapen for veneers, and in posterior (rear) teeth where a veneer is not appropriate.
Caring For Your New Smile
Am I A Good Candidate For Veneers?
With veneers, you can not only fix problems with individual teeth, but you can design the perfect shape and size for each tooth to transform your smile. No other cosmetic treatment offers you so much control and precision.
Veneers are highly versatile and can cover up all of the following imperfections:
- Discoloration and stains
- Chips, cracks, damage
- Enamel erosion
- Misaligned teeth
- Awkwardly shaped teeth
- Teeth that are too small, short, or sharp
Caring For Your New Smile
How Long Will My Veneers Last?
With proper care, your veneers can last anywhere from 10-15 years, or perhaps even longer. To make sure you get the most out of your veneers, make sure that you brush and floss properly, and see Dr. Luck for regular six-month cleanings. Failing to maintain your oral health can result in cavities, gum disease, and premature failure of your veneers.
Avoid biting and chewing extremely hard foods (almonds, ice, etc.) with your veneers since this can crack or damage them. Try not to use your teeth as tools to open packages or tear tape. Anything that could damage a natural tooth could also damage a veneer!
If you grind your teeth at night, get a night guard and invest in a custom-fitted athletic mouthguard if you play any contact sports. Grinding can damage your veneers, as can accidental oral injuries, so make sure you protect your smile!
Are Veneers Permanent?
The answer is a little bit more complicated than a simple “yes” or “no”. Veneers are technically temporary because they have a maximum lifespan of 15 years and need to be continually replaced.
However, because we need to shave .5 mm off your natural tooth enamel to prepare the teeth for veneers, you will need to keep them covered with veneers for the rest of your life. This change to your enamel is permanent and irreversible, so you should be sure about your decision to get veneers.
Your enamel will be much thinner, requiring covers to protect them from damage and tooth decay. However, as long as you have your veneers, you have nothing to worry about. The veneer bonds to the enamel surface and replaces the missing layer of enamel to strengthen the teeth.
Resources for Our Patients
to Keep Care Affordable
The price of veneers can vary depending on how many you will need and the extremity of your case. At Luck Family Dental in Fort Mill, we offer resources to help keep quality dental care within your budget and make it easier for you to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Give us a call today peak with our friendly, knowledgeable team and go over your payment and financing options.