Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. These tooth-colored shells are used to improve the appearance of your teeth. Porcelain veneers resist stains and mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth better than veneers made of other materials. Dr. Michael Wilhite may recommend porcelain dental veneers in Davidson, North Carolina, to repair the following imperfections:
- Discolored teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Crooked or uneven teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Before placing a veneer, Dr. Mike will have a consultation with you in which you explain the goals you are trying to achieve. Our dentist will examine your teeth to ensure that veneers are appropriate for your needs. To make room in your smile for a veneer, our dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel. A model will then be made of the tooth so that a custom veneer can be constructed. When the veneer is ready, it will be placed on the tooth so that we can check the fit and color. Any necessary adjustments will be made, and then your tooth will be cleaned, polished and lightly roughened to allow for an ideal bonding process. A special cement and light are used to bond the veneer to your tooth. Any excess cement is removed, Dr. Mike will check your bite, and any final adjustments are made if necessary. Your brand-new, beautiful smile is then ready to go!
We encourage you to contact Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today at 704-987-2277 to learn more and schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist.