Greenwood, SC patients ask, what is a veneer?
Patients who are faced with problems such as discoloration, misalignment, and breakage may speak with their dentist about cosmetic treatments best suited for disguising these imperfections. In many cases, Dr. Christopher T. Griffin may suggest the benefits of porcelain veneers.
What is a veneer? Dr. Christopher T. Griffin describes a veneer as a special, custom-made facing for placement over the front of a natural tooth. They can be bonded in place to cover problems including misalignment, spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, or teeth with permanent staining that cannot be improved with professional bleaching. These restorations are made of high quality porcelain that is fabricated to match the existing teeth to blend in beautifully with the natural smile and look great when placed by an experienced professional. Porcelain is typically used for dental restorations, as this material is both strong and beautiful. It closely resembles the look of natural tooth enamel, which ensures gorgeous results without appearing as though cosmetic work has been done. Others will notice patients look great, but will be unable to pinpoint the exact change! This is a sign that cosmetic dental work is done correctly.
To place veneers, patients must first consult with their dentist to determine candidacy. Then, the teeth are prepared by removing a very thin portion of the natural tooth enamel. Impressions are taken and sent to an outside laboratory for the creation of the restorations, and patients return to the practice for the final placement when they are completed. The entire process from start to finish takes just a few weeks.
Dr. Christopher T. Griffin has practiced dentistry for over 20 years and he has the experience to provide quality general and cosmetic dentistry for patients in and around the Greenwood, SC area. His helpful, friendly staff works hard to ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed in our dental atmosphere and enjoy their visits to our practice.
If you live in the area and have considered cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, contact our team today to schedule an initial consultation appointment to determine if you are a proper candidate for this method of rejuvenation.