Veneers – Charlotte, NC

Achieve the Beautiful Smile You Deserve!

Is there something you don’t like about your smile? Do you find yourself hiding your pearly whites in photos or while talking to friends? Then it’s time to visit Dental Wellness of Charlotte to see how veneers can help! With this popular cosmetic dental option, you can erase practically any dental imperfection and achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and discover how veneers can transform your smile.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Digital illustration of veneers in Charlotte

A veneer is an ultra-thin shell of dental porcelain designed to fit perfectly over the front-facing surface of a tooth. This allows you to completely redesign the appearance of one or more teeth, particularly if you find yourself with pearly whites that are:

  • Chipped or damaged
  • Stained with stubborn discoloration
  • Slightly gapped
  • Somewhat misaligned
  • Naturally small or misshapen

Once placed on a tooth, a veneer can conceal any of these flaws and replace it with the appearance of a beautiful, uniform smile. Dental porcelain is well-known for its durability, resistance to staining, and its ability to look just like natural tooth enamel.

The Process of Getting Veneers

Smiling man admiring his new veneers in Charlotte

If you’re interested in veneers, you could potentially achieve the smile of your dreams in just two quick and easy appointments. First, we’ll prepare the selected teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. This ensures that your veneer won’t look bulky once placed, and your mouth will be numbed beforehand to ensure you stay as comfortable as possible. We’ll take impressions and send them to a local dental laboratory, where they’ll be used as blueprints for your final veneers.

Since fabricating permanent veneers can take about two weeks, we’ll place temporary veneers over your prepared teeth. Not only will this give you a chance to “test-drive” your new smile, but it will also keep your pearly whites safe and comfortable until your next appointment. When your veneers are ready, we’ll call you back to our office and bond them in place. Once we’ve checked your bite and made sure you are pleased with the results, you’ll be all set to go show off your brand-new smile!

Benefits of Veneers

Woman with beautiful smile thanks to veneers in Charlotte

Veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic services, and it’s easy to see why! They offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • A comprehensive solution for a variety of dental flaws
  • Streamline your treatment and address numerous types of imperfections with one treatment
  • Durable results that can last 15 years or more with the proper care
  • Beautiful construction that blends in seamlessly with your natural smile
  • A relatively easy and fast process to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth

Veneers FAQs

a woman smiling with veneers in Charlotte

Are you looking for an effective way to enhance your pearly whites? If so, veneers will provide the most comprehensive solution for your smile. Though you can be sure to enjoy multiple benefits with these porcelain shells, it’s natural to want to know as much as possible about the treatment before committing to it. To help you feel more well-informed, our team has compiled and responded to some of the most commonly asked questions about this cosmetic dental procedure. Read on or give us a call today if you wish to learn more about veneers in Charlotte or want to schedule your initial consultation!

Does It Hurt to Get Veneers?

For the preparation process itself, we’ll ensure your mouth is completely numbed before starting any work. This means you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during your appointment. Once you come back to our office to get your veneers placed, you may not require a local anesthetic. It’s normal to feel some mild sensitivity and discomfort when first getting your porcelain layers bonded to your teeth. You might also experience “bonding sensitivity,” which only means irritation while biting into hot or cold food for some time. Fortunately, these sensations are short-lived and can easily be managed by taking over-the-counter pain relievers and rinsing with saltwater.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Since you’ll eventually have to replace your veneers, they aren’t considered a permanent cosmetic solution for your smile. That said, they do involve an irreversible process of removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel so that they can fit properly on your teeth. Since enamel does not naturally grow back on its own, you’ll have to cover and protect these pearly whites with either veneers or crowns going forward. The good news is that your porcelain shells will be durable like permanent teeth and will be able to last 15 years or more with proper care!

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

The number of veneers you’ll need will mostly depend on the kind of changes you’ll want from your treatment. One of the main objectives is to have all of your visible teeth matching, so we’ll want to provide the appropriate number of veneers to achieve this. Some patients may only have one pesky tooth that’s been stained or chipped, so they’ll only require a single veneer. Others may get as many as six or eight for a more extensive smile makeover. The exact number will be discussed during your initial consultation, as well as the specific cosmetic results you wish to accomplish with veneers.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

Your veneers will be constructed out of porcelain dental materials. Not only will they be highly resistant to staining and discoloration, but they’ll also be non-porous. This means they won’t allow particles in dark-pigmented foods and drinks to penetrate the surface like natural teeth. You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite meals and beverages without worrying about them staining your pearly whites, including a morning cup of coffee! However, this doesn’t mean veneers are completely stain-proof, as overexposure to dark-colored foods and drinks can eventually discolor them over time. Be sure to drink your cup of joe in moderation to make the most of your newly brightened smile.