Joseph Dastrup, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Dastrup Dental

Joseph Dastrup, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Davidson, NC

A bright and beautiful smile can give you full confidence in expressing yourself. If a lackluster smile is holding you back, veneers can be an excellent way to set yourself free. At Dastrup Dental in Davidson, North Carolina, Joseph Dastrup, DDS, offers veneers as a way to improve the appearance of damaged, discolored, and misaligned teeth. To learn more, call the office or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin shells that conservatively cover the front portion of a troubled tooth. At Dastrup Dental, Dr. Dastrup prefers to use porcelain in all of his veneers. Porcelain is not only an incredibly durable material, but it also has an enamel-like translucency and is available in a variety of shades, allowing him to make your veneers virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your natural teeth.

What conditions do veneers treat?

Porcelain veneers can give your smile a beautiful and uniform appearance by addressing a wide range of cosmetic concerns, such as:

  • Teeth that have been chipped or worn due to grinding or a misaligned bite
  • Discolored teeth that aren’t responding to whitening treatments
  • Teeth that have large gaps between them
  • Misshapen or damaged teeth

Veneers are a less intrusive alternative to crowns or bridges, and can restore a number of dental defects in only a few office visits.

What’s the process for getting veneers?

After an initial consultation, Dr. Dastrup works with you to individually design the smile your veneers will provide. He then discusses any other needs and preferences you might have and goes over the financial options for the procedure.

Next, he takes impressions of your teeth, which he uses to create a wax model of your new smile. You’ll be able to actually put this model in your mouth over your existing teeth to see what your smile will look like after he installs the veneers.

Once you’re satisfied with the smile that you and Dr. Dastrup have designed, he grinds away a thin layer of enamel from your natural teeth in order to make room for the proper fit and function of the veneers. He then fits you with a temporary solution while your permanent veneers are made in a lab, which usually takes about three months. During that time, you’ll be able to make any necessary or desired changes in the smile design.

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers can only be placed in mouths with healthy teeth and gums, so Dr. Dastrup addresses any underlying conditions before fitting you with veneers. And because veneers require the removal of some enamel and are sealed with permanent dental cement, it’s important to be aware that veneers are a lifelong commitment.

If you’d like a consultation with Dr. Dastrup to discuss how veneers can improve your smile, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking tool.