We all know that childhood can be challenging, and those who grew up with a gap between their two front teeth may know this better than most! Significant gaps between a person’s central incisors produce what’s known as a “gap-tooth smile,” which can make smiling or just talking very embarrassing. If you’re searching for a dentist providing veneers in and around Greensboro, North Carolina, Drs. Hatcher, Santiago, and Merrell at Triad Dentistry are trusted veneer specialists.
Benefits of Veneers
While conventional braces and other “brace-less” treatments can straighten teeth, veneers work slightly differently. Veneers are comprised of thin shells made from high-quality dental porcelain. These veneers are expertly applied to the surface of each tooth, creating the appearance of teeth that look and feel straighter and more even. The veneer process doesn’t involve moving or shifting the teeth, instead just covering up the troublesome gaps or spaces.
The Veneer treatment process
Installing your veneers involves three steps:
- Preparation: a tiny amount of enamel (as thick as a fingernail) must first be removed from the tooth or teeth receiving the veneers. This process often does not require an anesthetic.
- Fabrication: Veneers are created from impressions of your teeth which are then used as a model for experienced dental ceramicists to craft your new veneers. At Triad Dentistry, we partner with outside labs employing talented artists who create veneers that are indistinguishable from natural teeth!
- Placement: Once your veneers are ready, which usually takes up to 14 days, the new veneers are installed, minor adjustments will be made to ensure a perfect fit before they are bonded to your teeth.
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Once your new veneers are fitted, Dr. Hatcher and his team will go over the best ways to care for your brand-new smile!
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Dr. Steven Hatcher
A graduate from the University of North Carolina, Dr. Hatcher
majored in biology and completed his undergraduate studies there. At UNC, he was awarded a cancer research grant from the National Institutes of Health after which he graduated from dental school.
Dr. Hatcher is a passionate and driven professional who strives to preserve and enhance natural beauty in every dental treatment. He is keen on developing an individualist approach when it comes to treating his patients to ensure patient care is a tailor-made experience for the comfort of each client.