Veneers are very thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain. These ceramic “shells” are meant to fit over the front teeth and cover them up, restoring your smile. Veneers can be used to treat many different cosmetic dental issues, such as teeth stains, uneven teeth, gaps between teeth, minor chips, and more. Contact Indigo Dental now to see if veneers in Greenville are right for you.
First, you’ll have to come to Indigo Dental for an appointment with Dr. Michael or Dr. Meagan Crosland. They will perform a comprehensive oral exam, discuss your options for cosmetic dentistry treatment, and determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers.
If you’re approved for veneers, you will come back to our office for a follow-up. At this appointment, Dr. Michael or Dr. Meagan will clean and numb your mouth, then trim your teeth and take a set of impressions. These teeth impressions will be used to make your veneers.
You will be sent home with a set of temporary veneers. Then, our team will work with a dental lab to build your set of custom-made veneers. This will take 2-3 weeks.
When your permanent veneers are finished, they’ll be sent back to Indigo Dental, and you’ll come back for your last appointment. Dr. Michael or Dr. Meagan will remove your temporaries, check the fit of each veneer, then attach them to your teeth.
This will vary for every patient, but generally speaking, veneers have an expected lifespan of between 10-20 years. This makes them the most long-lasting method of cosmetic dentistry available.
Routine visits to the dentist are important for keeping your teeth and veneers healthy. With regular teeth cleanings and oral exams at Indigo Dental, you can keep your veneers in good shape, and Dr. Michael or Dr. Meagan can replace or repair any veneers that may be damaged.
Firstly, make sure you brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss once per day. This keeps your veneers and your natural teeth clean. If you want to prolong the lifespan of your veneers, you should also eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and tobacco use, and reduce your alcohol intake.
Beyond this, you should be careful when eating. Eat hard foods with your rear teeth, not your veneers. Don't chew non-food objects like pencils, pens, or fingernails. Never use your teeth as tools, either. Doing things like ripping tape with your teeth could damage your veneers or your natural teeth.
As long as you have a healthy mouth, you are likely a good candidate for veneers. They can be used to treat almost any cosmetic flaw that may be affecting your smile. However, you may also be a good candidate for other treatments like dental bonding and teeth whitening.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for veneers and to discuss your other options, we recommend scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Meagan or Dr. Michael Crosland at Indigo Dental. They can provide you with the guidance and care you need to restore your smile and your self-confidence.