Brightening Your Smile With Veneers

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Do you yearn for a celebrity-style, bright white smile that’ll dazzle and delight for any occasion? What you might not be aware of is that most celebrities have cheated a little to get that charming Hollywood smile, and have opted for veneers to cover any discoloration or imperfections they were unhappy with.


The great news is that you, too, can have veneers right here in Charlotte, North Carolina, with Dr. Erika Burley. She is ready and waiting to restore your smile to the stunning white shade about which you’ve always dreamed.

Veneers can address a range of dental issues you might be unhappy with

While a bright and white smile is likely to be at the top of your list, there are a range of imperfections and issues that veneers can correct and restore. These include:

That’s because a veneer covers your existing teeth and any imperfections they may have with a wafer-thin porcelain shell that’s shaped and colored just how you want it. You can have a veneer applied to just one bothersome tooth or restore your entire smile with a full set. The choice is yours, depending on how you want your dream smile to look.

Getting veneers all starts with a simple dental exam

You’ll visit Dr. Burley here in Charlotte for a complete dental exam to check the condition of your teeth, the issues you want to fix, and if veneers are the best option for you. If you have some cavities and decay present, Dr. Burley will treat them before heading to the next step.


To have veneers fitted to your teeth, a small amount of enamel has to be removed. This ensures a tight bond to the teeth and that the veneers nestle snugly without causing issues to your bite or adjacent teeth. You may need some numbing medication for this part of the procedure, especially if you have sensitive teeth.


Once the enamel has been removed, dental impressions are taken of your upper and lower bite. These are used to create your veneers and ensure they will fit properly without causing issues to your bite or jaw. As the veneers can take 2-4 weeks to be made at the lab, Dr. Burley will fit temporary veneers to protect your teeth while you wait.


When your veneers are ready, you’ll head back to the office to have them placed. At this point, Dr. Burley will check that each veneer is right in terms of color and fit, trimming them down if necessary, and even altering the color using pigmented cement to ensure a perfect smile.

Your teeth are then cleaned, polished, and etched to prepare the surface for the veneer, which is carefully cemented into position using a concentrated beam of light.

Your veneers will ensure your bright and white smile will last for years

Veneers are hard-wearing and durable, lasting around 7-10 years before new veneers will need to be applied. Just like your natural teeth, veneers are very strong but can crack and break under pressure, so avoid biting down on hard foods or using your teeth as tools.

With great dental hygiene and regular checkups here in Charlotte with Dr. Burley, you’ll be enjoying your camera-ready smile for years to come and the confidence that comes along with it.


To book your dental exam with Dr. Burley and discuss having veneers to create your dream smile, call the office today at 704-557-0872 or request your appointment online.

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