It's rare to see a movie star who doesn't have a perfect, white smile these days. Many of them rely on veneers, thin restorations attached to the fronts of teeth. Veneers are an excellent smile enhancement whether you're starring in a blockbuster or just want to improve some aspect of your smile. Dentist Dr. Joel Johnson offer veneers and other cosmetic services in his Columbia, SC, office.
How veneers can help your smile
Veneers cover smile imperfections with a thin layer of translucent porcelain. Veneers are created from impressions of your teeth to ensure a comfortable fit. Although the restorations are as thin as a fingernail, they provide excellent coverage for the issues that can mar your smile.
Multi-purpose veneers are ideal for many cosmetic issues
Your Columbia dentist may recommend veneers if one or more of these problems affect your smile:
- Discolorations: Whether your tooth darkened after an injury or dental treatment or changed color due to childhood tetracycline usage, a veneer offers a simple solution. Veneers are crafted in multiple shades of white, which makes it easy to choose a shade that matches your other teeth perfectly.
- A Dull Smile: Veneers are a good choice if teeth whitening hasn't lightened your teeth as much as you had hoped, or you're looking for a longer-term whitening option. Best of all, veneers are very stain resistant and won't be affected if you drink coffee, wine or other beverages that contain dark pigments.
- Imperfections: Even the tiniest imperfection in your tooth enamel can be very noticeable. Veneers conceal cracks, chips, uneven surfaces and other flaws. They can also change the length or shape of your teeth. Do you feel a little self-conscious due to a crooked tooth? Thanks to your new veneer, your tooth will look just like neighboring teeth.
- Gaps: Gaps between teeth may not affect the function of your smile but they can certainly detract from its appearance. Although you may need orthodontic treatment if you have large gaps, slight spaces between teeth can be covered with one or more veneers.
Transform your smile with veneers! Call Columbia, SC, dentist Dr. Joel Johnson at (803) 788-2555 to schedule an appointment.