If you have chipped, stained or cracked teeth and you want to improve your smile, veneers may be a good solution. If you’re interested in dental veneers in Rock Hill, SC, schedule an appointment with Culp Dental to talk to one of our dentists and find out if this is the right option for you.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin laminates or shells that cover the front surface of the teeth, which is what people see when you smile or talk. They can be made of a ceramic material or a composite resin. The result is evenly colored, perfectly shaped teeth.

Why would you want veneers?

Veneers are a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color, size and shape. They mask defects such as stains, damage from injuries, discolored fillings in the front of teeth, or gaps between teeth.

What is the procedure?

At Culp Dental, your dentist lightly buffs your teeth to prepare them for the added thickness of the veneer. For composite resin veneers, the dentist bonds and sculpts the material directly onto your teeth.

Ceramic (porcelain, lithium disilicate, or zirconia) veneers are custom-made by a dental technician in a lab, who works from a model provided by the professionals at Culp Dental. Your ceramic veneers are placed on the teeth to check the fit and color. The color can be adjusted before veneers are cemented. To apply the veneer, the tooth is cleansed with chemicals, cement is placed between the veneer and tooth, and a beam of light hardens the cement.

What can I expect?

What can I expect?

It takes a week or two to get used to your “new” teeth, but then you will enjoy a beautiful new smile! Be sure to brush and floss daily like you did before. Follow our recommendations about avoiding certain foods and beverages that can stain your veneers, such as coffee, tea and red wine.