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. The good news is that there are great solutions for repairing and improving your smile! Porcelain veneers could deliver the results you desire. Although, it does not replace treatments for severe dental issues like lost teeth, or gum disease.
Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry for subtle changes, as well as dramatic transformations. Made from either porcelain or resin composite materials, dental veneers cover the front of the tooth to provide excellent aesthetic results. Porcelain veneers are a great alternative to teeth whitening when the teeth are severely stained.
What is a Porcelain Veneer?
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain designed to fit on the front of your troubled 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. We can also use them to completely redesign your smile after restorative dentistry.
DENTAL VENEERS MAY BE USED TO:
- Close spaces between teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
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 at-home oral care routine, your veneers can potentially last 10 to 15 years.
Dental 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 in as little as one appointment by using CEREC digital technology. This means that once you’ve decided to enhance your smile with veneers, you’ll be able to share your new smile with the world in a matter of hours instead of weeks. We want you to be able to get back to your life with as little downtime as possible. We will recommend minimally invasive dental treatments before oral surgery whenever possible.
ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS RIGHT FOR ME?
TFD dentists can help you determine if veneers are the right solution for your needs during a consultation. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry options that may be a better fit for you, if veneers are not the best treatment option for your unique smile. We will take the time to listen to your goals, concerns, and desires. Tryon Family Dentistry will work within your budget and aesthetic goals to find the best treatment procedure.
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.