We’d like to discuss an effective and versatile cosmetic dental procedure—porcelain veneers.
Veneers are individual covers for the front part of teeth. They are a phenomenal way to correct a myriad of tooth imperfections such as chips, stains, yellowing, unattractive shape, or minimal misalignment.
Have you ever sought a minimally-invasive facelift for a tooth without getting an entire crown? Veneers are your solution! Durable, tooth-colored porcelain laminate is shaped into thin shells and custom-fitted for each patient’s unique set of teeth.
How many veneers should you get? This depends on how many teeth you want to enhance and the overall condition of your teeth. Dr. Acton will guide you on the most successful strategy.
The thickness, enamel color, alignment, and shape of your teeth influence the final result as well as whether you have any gum recession. Veneers are matched to your existing teeth so they will blend seamlessly, but if you are planning to treat several teeth, you definitely want to have them constructed in the same “batch” at the lab.
The first step in the veneer process is to make a model of your teeth to work from. After that, a dental technician will use the model to manufacture the veneers to the accurate size, shape, color, and degree of translucency. Experienced cosmetic dentists and dental technicians elevate the level of artistry in this It is an involved process.
Many patients wonder if veneers are as durable as their natural teeth. Though the veneer tooth-prep process weakens the tooth very slightly, with proper care, veneers can last up to 15 years. Dr. Acton will advise you in detail on proper care of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers are more durable than dental bonding, which is sometimes used to repair the same varieties of imperfections. Dental bonding generally has a shorter life span than veneers, so keep this in mind when comparing the relative prices of the two procedures.
If you are looking for a dentist with an artistic eye for stunning porcelain veneers, give Cary Family Dental a call. My name is Dr. Allan Acton and I have been serving Cary, North Carolina since 2003.
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