Have you looked in the mirror lately and grimaced at a growing collection of dental stains, chips, gaps, or otherwise misshapen teeth? Have you resigned yourself to hiding your smile for the rest of your life so you can avoid negative comments or feeling embarrassed when in public? This doesn’t have to be the case! Dental veneers are the perfect solution for unsightly smiles. L Dean Simmons DDS is Mt Airy’s premiere source for this excellent dental cosmetic option, and we’re prepared to provide the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Dental veneers are thin shells designed to cover the front of individual teeth, giving the appearance of a full and healthy smile. They’re crafted for individual patients to accommodate your unique tooth color, sizes, and shapes. In order for a veneer to be bonded to a tooth, we will remove about .5 millimeters from the tooth’s surface, providing space for the wafer to be placed. Veneers are most often composed of two main materials:
- Porcelain – The main advantage of a porcelain veneer is its ability to resist future stains and more naturally match the appearance of the tooth.
- Resin composite – While not as stain-resistant, resin composites are often sturdier and thinner than porcelain veneers, and thus require less original tooth material to be removed for the bonding process.