Dental veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your natural teeth to change their shape and hide any imperfections. They are a durable cosmetic solution and if treated carefully can last between 15 and 30 years. Dr. Colin Osborne III is a dentist in Lumberton, where he provides full dental services including the application of dental veneers.
How Can Veneers Be Used?
Lumberton dental patients can use veneers to hide or correct the following dental flaws:
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Badly stained teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Crooked or unevenly spaced teeth
- Worn down or weakened teeth
What Will Happen When You Get Veneers
The process is painless and relatively simple. Your dentist will give you an anesthetic before the procedure so you will not feel any discomfort. Your dentist will then shave a small amount of enamel from your teeth to ready them for the veneers. The porcelain sheaths will then be cemented over your teeth. Veneers look perfectly natural and can be shaped and shaded to match your natural teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
If you have good oral health you are a perfect candidate for veneers. If you have any dental issues such as gum disease, plaque, or cavities, they must be resolved before having veneers.
To make the most of your veneers, you should practice good oral hygiene and avoid using your teeth for opening packages or tearing tape. You should also avoid teeth grinding and biting nails or chewing ice.
If you are a Lumberton resident and you would like to know more about dental veneers, call Dr. Osborne at 910-738-9396 to request a consultation. Dr. Osborne is dedicated to providing all his patients with high-quality dental care and individual treatment.