Do you often hide your smile when meeting someone for the first time? Do you smile confidently in photos?
When you don’t feel satisfied with the way your teeth look, you may tend to hide your smile, even subconsciously. This might make you appear unhappy or unapproachable and can take a toll on your relationships, both personal and professional.
The good news is that there are great solutions for repairing and improving your smile, and porcelain veneers could deliver the results you desire.
What Is a Porcelain Veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain designed to fit over your tooth. Because it’s bonded directly to your tooth, it covers imperfections such as:
- Size and shape discrepancies
- Stains or discoloration
- Small misalignment issues
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Small fractures or chipping
- Excessive wear caused by bruxism (grinding your teeth)
Veneers can be used to repair one or a few teeth, or we can use them to completely redesign your smile. In fact, many of those movie star smiles that you admire in Hollywood have actually been enhanced with porcelain veneers.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Veneers?
Since veneers are bonded to your tooth, they add strength and durability. They’re also easy to take care of as your brushing and flossing routine won’t change at all. With regular visits to your dentist and a consistent home care routine, your veneers can potentially last 10 to 15 years.
Veneers can be custom shaded to either match your existing teeth or brighten the shade of your smile. They are also resistant to staining, so they maintain their bright shade easier and longer than your natural enamel does.
Unlike at other practices, where the process of getting porcelain veneers may take 2 to 3 weeks, at Tryon Family Dentistry, we’re able to complete your veneers during one appointment by using CEREC technology. This means that once you’ve decided to enhance your smile with veneers, you’ll be able to share you new smile with the world in a matter of hours instead of weeks.
Are Porcelain Veneers Right for Me?
Raleigh and Cary dentists Dr. Leo and Dr. Alex can help you determine if veneers are the right option for your needs during a consultation. There may be other cosmetic dentistry options that are right for you if veneers are not the best treatment option.
We’ll take the time to listen to your goals, concerns, and desires for your smile so we can recommend the best treatment procedure to suit your lifestyle and budget.
Contact Tryon Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation. We’re happy to meet with you at either our Raleigh or Cary, NC dental practice.