Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Charlotte, NC
Cover up chipped and damaged teeth and protect them from further harm with veneers. Dr. Jeffrey Kleinheinz of Kleinheinz Dentistry offers customized plans and mockups that allow you to see your results beforehand to help you get a smile you’ll love to show off. Call the office in Charlotte, North Carolina to schedule a consultation and see if porcelain veneers are an option for you.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers can help repair your smile if you have cracked or damaged teeth. They consist of a thin layer of material that is placed over the front of the tooth.
Along with improving the appearance of your teeth, a veneer can also protect it from damage as it can act as a replacement for your tooth’s enamel.
How is a veneer applied?
The first step in the veneer process is to discuss what you want to accomplish. Do you have a gap you want covered up? Do you not like the way your chipped teeth look? Knowing this information helps Dr. Kleinheinz create a customized plan and mock-up so you can see what your smile will look like once the veneers are on.
During your first appointment, Dr. Kleinheinz removes a thin layer of your enamel to make room for the veneer. Once the enamel is removed, Dr. Kleinheinz makes a model of your teeth which is used to create your customized veneers. You’ll be given temporary ones to wear to protect your teeth while you wait for your new veneers to be made.
Once your veneers are ready, Dr. Kleinheinz cements these thin, shell-like pieces to the front of your teeth.
How long do veneers last?
How long veneers last depends on the material used to make them and how well you take care of them. Dr. Kleinheinz uses porcelain veneers rather than composite resin due to their strength and durability.
Your porcelain veneers can last anywhere from ten to 15 years if well-maintained at home and through regular cleanings.
How do I take care of my veneers?
You can take care of your veneers the same way you take care of your natural teeth by practicing good oral hygiene. Be sure to floss and brush your teeth daily as recommended to keep the porcelain looking its best.
You should also continue to have regular dental checkups and cleanings with Dr. Kleinheinz.
Learn more about porcelain veneers and if they are a good option for you by making an appointment with Dr. Kleinheinz. Make your appointment online or by calling his office.