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By Garlitz Dentistry
May 26, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: veneers  

Porcelain veneers are ultra-slim porcelain pieces used for recreating the teeth’s natural appearance while providing resilience and durability similar to the teeth’s natural enamel. They are typically the treatment of choice for individuals looking to mask imperfections in the front teeth such as stains, slight crookedness, gaps, and oddly-shaped teeth.

Consulting with your dentist, Dr. Kyle M. Garlitz here at Garlitz Dentistry in Columbia and Lexington, SC, will determine if veneers are perfect for your smile woes or if other treatments may be better. A clear and open dialogue with your dentist regarding what you would like corrected is essential to ensure successful outcomes.

How Dental Veneers Help Your Smile

Veneers are very successful in issues involving teeth that have developed poor contours, shape, and color. They’re also commonly used for resolving spaces between teeth, fractured teeth, and in certain cases, where teeth positioning has been compromised, resulting in minor issues with the person’s bite. Likewise, for some individuals, deeper stains don’t come off with professional bleaching or whitening such that veneers may be their only option.

In most cases, these kinds of stains, also called intrinsic stains, are due certain medications, genetics, or natural aging since the tooth enamel naturally wears away as we age, resulting in the darker and yellower part of the teeth to peek through. In addition, dentists may also use porcelain veneers for fixing overlaps and minor twists. Ask your dentist in our Lexington, SC, or Columbia, SC, practice to see if you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers.

Benefits Offered by Porcelain Veneers

Since porcelain veneers will be individually crafted for each person, it will be virtually impossible to see the difference between real teeth and the veneers. Also, unlike real teeth, porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains from tea, tobacco, coffee, and wine.

Further, as opposed to other treatments, your real teeth will stay significantly more intact since your dentist will only need to buff some of your tooth surfaces to ensure a proper and comfortable fit. Veneers are likewise crafted from porcelain, which is capable of reflecting light just like real teeth.

For More Information on Porcelain Veneers, Contact Us

Schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Kyle Garlitz of Garlitz Dentistry. You can reach our Columbia, SC, practice at (803) 736-8606 and our Lexington, SC, practice at (803) 399-8068.