FAQs about Porcelain Veneers
Unhappy with the shape, alignment, or color of your smile? If so, you could benefit from porcelain veneers. A minimally invasive cosmetic dental service, veneers are a permanent and durable dental solution that can last for a lifetime with proper maintenance and visits to your dentist, Dr. Kyle Garlitz of Garlitz Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Columbia, SC. Read on to learn more!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is a wafer-thin layer of resilient porcelain that is custom-created by your dentist to match the natural appearance of your smile. Bonded to the front of the teeth, veneers allow for the alteration of tooth shape, position, size, and color, to hide aesthetic issues such as discolorations, cracks, or chips. Porcelain veneers have many advantages over other cosmetic restorations, and we can discuss them in detail once you visit our Columbia office for an assessment.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For My Smile?
Teeth are easily stained by the copious amounts of coffee we consume, dark foods we eat, and the natural aging process. Porcelain veneers can disguise these issues when even brushing, flossing, and whitening options can't shift them away. Porcelain veneers enhance the color of enamel by making it whiter and brighter than before, and they don't stain as natural teeth do. Additionally, they correct the shape of a tooth that has been worn down by grinding habits and fill in gaps to fix alignment and bite issues. Veneers can make you feel attractive and confident, and fortunately, most patients are candidates.
What to Expect From the Procedure
Placing your porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to our Columbia office. During the procedure, Dr. Garlitz will first take a mold of your teeth and send it to a laboratory where your veneers are fabricated. He will then place a temporary set of veneers until your permanent shells are ready. On your second visit, these restorations are cemented to your enamel, allowing you to leave our office with something to smile about!
Interested? Give Us a Call
To learn more about porcelain veneers and other services provided, visit our website. For an appointment with dentist Dr. Kyle Garlitz, please call Garlitz Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at (803) 736-8606.