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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Posted on September 27th, 2014

Looking for an immediate smile makeover? Consider talking to your cosmetic dentist about porcelain veneers to see if they may be a good option for you.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are applied to the surface of existing teeth in order to recreate a natural, yet flawless look. Porcelain veneers have the ability to change the position, coloring and shape of existing teeth for an instantly more aesthetically-appealing look.

Read through Family & Cosmetic Dentistry’s guide to porcelain veneers below in order to get a better idea of what this cosmetic dentistry treatment involves, and how veneers can revolutionize your smile.

Who Should Get Porcelain Veneers?

Patients dealing with chipped, cracked, discolored or misaligned teeth can address these dental problems with porcelain veneers. Veneer candidates should have good periodontal and overall oral health, including a sufficient amount of healthy tooth enamel.

It’s also important that patients who are considering dental veneers consult with their dentist about their intended outcomes and exactly which cosmetic issues they want to address and fix with veneers.

How Do Dental Veneers Work?

Improve your teeth with porcelain veneersAfter an initial porcelain veneer consultation, on your second visit, a small portion of your tooth enamel will be removed and an impression will be taken of your teeth. A local anesthetic will be applied to ensure your comfort throughout the entire process. This enamel removal is essential in order for the porcelain to flawlessly integrate into your mouth, providing a natural appearance and normal function.

After allowing two to three weeks for custom dental veneers to be crafted based on these impressions, you will return to your dentist to have the porcelain veneers bonded to your teeth. When you choose veneers, that’s all it takes for a brand new smile!

Benefits of Veneers from Our Cary Dentists

At Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary, NC, patients often choose porcelain veneers because they:

  • Require zero recovery time
  • Provide numerous cosmetic repairs in a single treatment
  • Feature a stain-resistant surface
  • Are a strong, yet natural-looking dental enhancement
  • Are typically less expensive than dental crowns
  • Are semi-translucent, meaning they naturally reflect light just like the enamel of the teeth

Dental Veneers in Cary, NC from Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Interested in learning more about porcelain veneers or other smile makeover options from Dr. Raymond Ferri and Dr. Patrick Lawrence at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry? Contact us by calling (919) 859-1330 to set up an appointment with our Cary, NC cosmetic dentists.

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