At Fuller Dental, we are committed to helping each patient improve the health of their smile and to achieve their goals with cosmetic dentistry in Burlington, NC. Porcelain veneers are a type of dental veneer that can be a great option for patients looking to improve the quality and aesthetics of their smile with lasting results.
At Fuller Dental, we have a team of specially trained dentists dedicated to creating long lasting, natural looking smiles using the highest quality of materials and the latest techniques.
Porcelain veneers can be a great option for addressing dental health and cosmetic concerns:
- Misshapen Teeth
- Cracked or Chipped Teeth
- Stained or Discolored Teeth
- Long or Short Teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Aging teeth that have worn down
Porcelain veneers can improve a wide range of dental issues. Veneers are like a thin ceramic shell that attaches to the front and sides of the tooth covering up cosmetic blemishes and help to protect the tooth from further damage. A dental veneer is permanently bonded to a prepared tooth and can be used to treat one tooth or several teeth.
During your consultation, one of our dentist at Fuller Dental can address any concerns you may have about your teeth and offer solutions that can help transform your smile.
What To Expect During The Porcelain Veneers Procedure
The porcelain veneer process requires two visits to our Burlington dental office. During your first visit, one of our Burlington Dentist will examine your teeth. It is important to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers and to ensure this is the best option for your smile.
Your teeth will then be prepared by removing a minimal amount of tooth enamel to help your veneers bond with your teeth. We will then take impressions of your teeth to send to a dental laboratory to be fabricated. We will give you a temporary covering while your porcelain veneers are being created. Porcelain veneers usually take 2-3 weeks to complete.
Once your porcelain veneers are completed, the temporary coverings are removed, and your dentist will try the dental veneers on for fit and color. Any minor adjustments are made at this time. Then we will carefully apply your new veneers, and they will be permanently cemented to the teeth in our Burlington NC cosmetic dentistry office.
It is important to follow a proper oral hygiene routine to keep your new veneers bright and shiny. Like normal teeth, veneers will need to be properly cared for in order to give you the best results possible.
If you have any questions about a proper oral hygiene routine or your porcelain veneers, feel free to contact our Burlington dental office to consult with one of our highly trained dental professionals.
Benefits of Porcelain include:
- Natural-looking results
- Durable, stain resistant material
- Can be color matched or brightened to give you a whiter smile
- Can fix a wide range of dental concerns
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Can my porcelain veneers become stained?
Porcelain is considered a highly stain-resistant material by dentists and porcelain suppliers alike. It is very uncommon for a porcelain veneer to stain from normal wear and tear. Practice proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash to prevent discoloration.
Do porcelain veneers have any impact on my diet?
There is no need to change your diet with porcelain veneers. Although this does not mean your veneer is impervious to damage. If you chew on very hard food or ice, you could develop cracks or chips that are hard to spot or start causing sensitivity. Veneers are durable, but should be treated and respected like natural teeth.
Can I develop a cavity under my porcelain veneer?
Although it is very rare, it is not impossible to develop a tooth infection under a dental veneer. The most likely cause of this can be that there was already a cavity developing and was left unaddressed before the veneer was placed. If you have pain on your tooth that has a veneer, visit your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. A veneer can be removed by a dentist in certain emergency situations.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
If you are looking to improve the look of your smile, visit our cosmetic dentistry in Burlington, NC. We offer a wide range of cosmetic services to help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call 336-290-7401 today.