Porcelain Veneers in Cary
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers can recreate the natural look of teeth as well as provide strength and resilience similar to natural tooth enamel.
What types of problems can veneers fix in Cary NC?
- Discolored teeth-teeth that are stained due to trauma or root canal treatment; stains from tetracycline use or excessive fluoride; or the existence of large fillings that may have discolored the teeth over time.
- Teeth that are worn down, chipped or broken.
- Teeth that are slightly misaligned, malformed, too small or uneven
- Gaps or spaces between the teeth
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning with Cary NC Veneers
Scheduling a consultation with our Cary, NC dentists is an important step in determining whether veneers are the right choice for you. Discussing with your dentist what you would like corrected is critical to achieving a successful outcome. Our Cary, NC dentists may take radiographs and impressions of your teeth so” mock-ups” can be made. This will allow you to see whether the veneers satisfy the cosmetic improvements you were hoping for.
What is the Process for Cary NC Veneers?
Veneers are facings made of a collection of several thin layers of porcelain. To apply a veneer, a minimal amount of enamel must be removed, allowing room for the porcelain veneer to fit properly and appear better than the original tooth. Our dentists in Cary, NC will prepare your teeth, make an impression and send it to Absolute Dental Lab in Durham, NC where the technicians fabricate the veneers. After three weeks, you will return to our office and the veneers will be bonded in place. The bond between the tooth and the porcelain veneer is critical as it provides the desired aesthetic result as well as the strength for appropriate veneer function.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Veneers
Veneers are more conservative than crowns, so minimal tooth structure is altered to create space for the veneer. Custom-made veneers look just like natural teeth, but resist coffee, tea and smoking stains better than natural teeth.
While little tooth structure is removed, the process is nonetheless irreversible. Although adjustments and new veneers can be made, you can never return to the original condition of the tooth.