Do you have a flawed tooth that is not quite the right size, color, shape, or length? If so, Dr. John McAllister may recommend improving your smile with dental veneers in Hickory, North Carolina!

Veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that cover the surface of your teeth and improve your smile imperfections. Dental veneers can be made of porcelain or resin composite materials, and they are designed to resist stains and mimic the appearance and translucence of your natural teeth. There are many reasons why a dental veneer would be beneficial, including:

  • To whiten a discolored tooth
  • To restore a tooth that is worn down
  • To repair a tooth that is chipped or broken
  • To straighten slightly misaligned teeth
  • To align uneven teeth
  • To reshape irregularly shaped teeth
  • To close the gaps between the teeth

The process of placing veneers generally takes three visits to McAllister Dentistry. The first visit will involve the diagnosis and the creation of a treatment plan. The next visit will include the preparation of the tooth receiving the veneer. Your dentist will prepare the tooth by shaving down a portion of the enamel surface and making impressions of the tooth. Once he makes the impressions, he will send them to a dental lab so your final veneers can be custom made for you. When the permanent dental veneers are ready, your dentist will check and adjust each veneer as needed to ensure the perfect fit. The veneers will then be permanently cemented into place.

Is it time to beautify your smile with dental veneers? Call our office now and begin your journey to a more attractive smile!