Over the years many teeth whitening treatments have been developed, but many people don’t know that for your teeth to maintain their whiteness they need to be whitened again every four or five months. However, there is a solution to this inconvenience and it’s veneers. Porcelain veneers can provide you with years and years of perfectly white teeth. Let’s explore how this is possible and if it’s right for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers consist of thin plates of a tooth like material that is attached to the front of each tooth that needs a veneer. Given the fact that veneers are placed in front of the teeth they cover up all of the stains and the end result is a stain resistant, white, and bright smile. It’s cost effective and has instant results.
In addition, to covering up stains on your teeth veneers are also used for different things which include:
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen or worn teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Mildly crooked teeth
The reason that porcelain veneers are able to sustain their white color because the material they are made from is stain resistant, and resistant to chipping and cracking. Usually veneers can maintain their white color for seven to fifteen years, but with advancements in cosmetic dentistry this will increase.
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
During your consultation with your dentist after you have decided on veneers, they will then take x-rays and impressions of your teeth or the tooth you want to enhance with veneers. The next step would be to remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of the teeth or the tooth that will be getting the veneer.
How Long Does It Take to Get Porcelain Veneers?
After the enamel is removed this area will not be completely smooth in fact it will be a little rough to help with adhesion. Once the surface is prepped your dentist will then bond the veneers to each tooth. The process of getting veneers can take a few weeks or up to a month and it usually takes three visits.
Talk to Your Dentist About Porcelain Veneers
The best way to find out if veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kevin Hogan. This allows you to get your questions answered in person and make certain that veneers is what you want.
Dr. Hogan is cosmetic and restorative dentist with over 40 years of experience and serves patients from around the greater Charleston, SC area from his office in Mount Pleasant.
Call for an Appointment
If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.
He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.