Are you tired of walking around with unattractive teeth? At Dental Home located in Bluffton, SC, we dedicate ourselves to helping you regain your lovely smile! We offer various types of veneers to patients looking to improve the appearance of their teeth.
Lumineers are porcelain veneers that provide a painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. At Dental Home, our dentist can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving. Lumineers can be placed over an existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them. They are a painless and permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth. Lumineers are custom made to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Unlike traditional veneers, there are no shots, no drilling, and no pain. They’re even reversible, so you really have nothing to lose and a beautiful smile to gain.
Porcelain veneers consist of a compilation of several thin ceramic layers, which replace original tooth enamel, together with an adhesive resin. In order to apply a veneer, a small amount of the tooth enamel must be removed, less than a millimeter. This step is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth. The light-sensitive resin is placed between the original tooth and the veneer and then hardened using a special curing light.
A composite veneer is a minimal and non-invasive procedure done at Dental Home that can also improve the look of your teeth. It is the closest and more conservative approach to porcelain veneers. Composite veneers can generally correct small cosmetic defects, needing at least two appointments, sometimes three. After the teeth are prepared, the dentist bonds and sculpts the composite material using a color that is best for you. Next, a special light is used to harden the composite to bond it to your teeth. Then the veneers are smoothed and polished to look like natural teeth.
If you live in Bluffton area, and you’re interested in veneers, call Dental Home at (843) 474-8919 today!