Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers in Greenwood
Porcelain veneers are one of the most esthetic options available to correct minor cosmetic flaws in your smile. They are thin, precisely crafted pieces of porcelain sculpted to fit the front of the teeth perfectly. The appearance of stained, chipped, discolored, misshapen, or slightly crooked teeth can be corrected beautifully using these customized shells.
In as little as two appointments after the initial consultation, about two weeks apart, dental flaws that may have troubled you for years can disappear. Veneer placement can provide straight, bright, natural looking, beautiful smiles. However, the appearance of veneers requires the artistry, skills, and precision of an experienced dentist, such as Dr. Christopher Griffin, for ultimate results.
During the consultation, Dr. Griffin will conduct a comprehensive exam to determine if porcelain veneers are the best choice for you. During the discussion following the exam, the doctor will explain the process, and answer any questions you may have. It is important that you explain the flaws you perceive to be in your smile and the results you hope to achieve. Doctor Griffin never rushes a patient through an appointment. He will take the time to listen to you carefully, and it is important that you listen to him just as carefully. Clear communication is crucial to prevent frustration for the doctor and disappointment for you.
During your preparation appointment, you will be comfortably numbed with local anesthetic and the doctor will remove about 0.5 mm of enamel from each tooth to make room for the veneer. Once the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken and the shade of the veneers is selected. The impressions and information is sent to the ceramist who will make the veneers. Interim veneers may be placed on the prepared teeth, if necessary.
You will return in one to two weeks, when the permanent veneers are ready. The interim veneers, if used, are removed and the new ones are checked for color and shape. If any adjustments to shape are needed, the doctor will sculpt them by hand. The color can be adjusted with the cement used to bond them. The doctor hardens the cement with a curing light, and then polishes the veneers to a lustrous glow. You leave the office with a beautiful new smile.
If you want to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers, call (864) 229-2610 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Griffin today.