Dental Veneers In Myrtle Beach, SC
Veneers are a thin layer of custom lab-made porcelain or composite that fit over the front surface of teeth to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
Veneers can correct:
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Teeth that are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
Veneer Treatment at Michael J. Maser, DMD, MAGD
Our primary objective in smile enhancement with veneers is to preserve the natural tooth structure as much as possible, while considering your overall occlusal (bite) and restorative health. This approach ensures that the beautiful smiles we create also function properly.
The process of obtaining veneers typically involves two visits to our Myrtle Beach dental office, and in most cases, little to no anesthesia is necessary during the procedure. The teeth are gently buffed and shaped to accommodate the veneer's thickness. Subsequently, an impression of your teeth is taken, and together with Dr. Maser, you'll choose the shade that best matches your desired outcome.
During your second visit, your teeth will be thoroughly cleansed with special liquids to establish a durable bond. A bonding cement is applied between the tooth and the veneer, which is then hardened and set using a special light beam.
Caring for Your Veneers
Taking care of your veneers is essential for their longevity, even though they are not considered permanent and may eventually require replacement. While porcelain veneers are sturdy, they are not indestructible. For instance, avoiding habits like chewing on ice or hard candies can help prevent chipping and maintain the flawless appearance of your smile. Our team will provide you with specific care instructions for your veneers, which includes proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups to ensure the long-lasting beauty and functionality of your new veneers.
Our team at Michael J. Maser, DMD, MAGD enjoys the feeling we receive when we help to improve someone’s smile and, in some small way, enhance their life. If you’d like to learn more about how veneers can enhance your own, please give our Myrtle Beach dental office a call!