Comprehensive Dental Veneers in Columbia
If you have healthy teeth and gums but still feel dissatisfied with your smile's appearance, dental veneers could be your solution. With this lifelike cosmetic treatment, you can effectively attain your smile goals. At the dental office of Joel E Johnson, DMD, we offer personalized treatments with veneers to enhance the appeal of your smile.
Depending on your needs, you can improve one, two, or several teeth with our quality veneers and smile more confidently. Our team uses safe, durable materials to create custom veneers that address your dental concerns. Whether you want to treat permanent discoloration, cover a chipped tooth, or help all your visible teeth appear more harmonious, our comprehensive dental veneers can deliver the desired results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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What Are Veneers?
Veneers provide a simple and affordable way to enhance your smile quickly. They are ultra-thin coverings bonded to the front of your teeth to hide dental imperfections and improve your smile's appearance.
Dental veneers come in a wide range of materials, with the most common being porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are the most popular option. They are durable, bio-compatible, and can easily match the color and luster of your teeth for natural-looking results.
Cosmetic Issues Veneers Can Fix
Dental veneers are highly versatile and may even accomplish in a single treatment what would otherwise take numerous cosmetic procedures to attain. Common dental problems you can correct with veneers include:
- Severe teeth discoloration
- Dental chips and worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Mild dental misalignment
- Unwanted spaces between teeth
- Teeth that appear smaller or larger than the rest
Whether you struggle with one or multiple dental flaws, you can get veneers on the affected teeth to transform your smile in as little as two dentist appointments.
Do I Qualify for Veneers?
Before getting veneers, you need to know whether it is an appropriate and safe procedure for you. Meeting the requirements for the treatment is necessary for protecting your oral health and achieving satisfactory results.
To qualify for dental veneers, you must have healthy teeth and gums, as veneers do not fix existing oral health issues. Also, since getting veneers involves buffing a small layer of your enamel, you must have adequate enamel for the procedure.
The Process of Getting Veneers
Getting your veneers at our dental office is a straightforward process that only requires two appointments. Here's what you can expect when you visit our practice for veneers.
First Appointment: During your first visit, we'll perform a thorough evaluation to help our team understand your smile needs and goals. Our dentist will then prepare your teeth for the treatment by lightly removing a thin layer of enamel to ensure the veneers fit perfectly. We also take impressions of your teeth, which is necessary for making your custom veneers. Most of our veneers are made in a skilled dental lab, but we can prepare some veneers in-house depending on the material and shade of your custom veneers.
Second Appointment: After about two weeks, you will come in for your second and last appointment. Here, our dentist will check the shape, fit, and color of your veneers to ensure they match your smile seamlessly. Next, our team will clean your teeth to eliminate bacteria and buff the enamel to create a rough surface that enables the veneers to bond with your teeth easily. Once your teeth are ready, the dentist will place the veneers and secure them with dental cement to give you a vibrant, new smile.
Our team is committed to delivering satisfactory results and will plan your treatment carefully to ensure you get the your ideal smile.
How to Take Care of Your Veneers
Caring for your dental veneers is necessary to safeguard your oral health and ensure you maintain your results for as long as possible. Some simple tips to keep your veneers in good condition are:
- Maintain proper oral hygiene by flossing and brushing at least twice daily to keep away infection-causing bacteria.
- Avoid using your teeth to open packages or bite hard objects like pens.
- Consider getting a nightguard if you clench or grind your teeth to protect your veneers from wearing or cracking.
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports or engaging in rigorous activities to protect your teeth from impact.
While veneers are long-lasting, they are also vulnerable to damage and can break or wear down. Following these tips will protect your smile and allow you to enjoy the results of your veneer treatment longer.
Transform Your Smile With Dental Veneers
Dr. Joel E Johnson, DMD, and his team are happy to help you enhance the beauty of your smile using quality veneers. Our dentist is committed to delivering beautiful results and will consider your goals and lifestyle when designing your custom veneers. You can expect and balanced and appealing smile that you can't wait to share with others. Please schedule an appointment with us today and learn how we can transform your smile!
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