Are Dental Veneers Right for Your Smile?

 You've probably heard some great things about dental veneers. As a matter of fact, veneers can do wonderful things for your smile. They have long been the trade secret behind those stunning smiles that celebrities flash for the camera.

Now, fortunately, just about everyone could take advantage of the procedure to enhance their own smiles.

How do you know if you qualify?

What You Need To Know About Veneers

Dental veneers are thin porcelain wafers that replace the outermost layer of enamel on the front of a tooth.

Veneers are irreversible in that once that enamel is trimmed away, it's not coming back. You'll always need to wear a veneer in its place. However, dental veneers are not permanent. They will last a long time if you take good care of them, but they will also need to be updated at some point.

What can veneers do for you?

- Close gaps
- Smooth the texture of a tooth
- Mask deep stain
- Fill in chips in your enamel

Basically, you could get the beautiful and professional smile you always wanted, but never believed possible.

How Do You Get Your Veneers?

Dr. Anna Goldston prepares the front of the tooth by gently shaving away a thin layer of enamel. She takes an impression of this preparation and sends it to a lab that custom designs the final product. While you wait, you'll have a temporary plastic veneer to protect your tooth. Two weeks later, your permanent new smile is ready to bond in place.

Is There Any Reason To Not Get Veneers?

Only cavity-free teeth can have veneers since these coverings are cosmetic and won't stop tooth decay. The tooth has to be a permanent one in an adult smile, so this rules out veneers for kids.

Keep in mind that veneers are a personal investment since they are not usually covered by insurance. You'll have to be prepared to pay out of pocket for this procedure, but that's made less difficult thanks to our financing options.

Are you interested in finding out whether veneers are right for you? Contact Dr. Goldston's Greenville dental team today to schedule a visit.

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