Veneers are the perfect solution for reshaping your teeth. Thin pieces of porcelain are shaped and colored for your smile and bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are commonly used as an alternative to dental crowns and can leave you with a beautiful smile.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for Porcelain Veneers
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
- Crooked teeth.
- Misshapen teeth.
- Severely discolored or stained teeth.
- Teeth that are too small or large.
- Unwanted or uneven spaces.
- Worn or chipped teeth.
What Does Getting Porcelain Veneers Involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Schedule an Appointment With Your Raleigh Cosmetic Dentist!
When it comes to your dental needs, you need someone you can trust. Raleigh dentist, Dr. Schmorr, DDS is a board certified and licensed cosmetic dentist. She will be able to help you with a tooth crown to get you back to smiling again. Call us to schedule an appointment today or fill out the schedule and our staff will call you.