Porcelain Dental Veneers Raleigh, NC
Commonly used for smile makeovers, porcelain dental veneers are thin, durable, and long-lasting. They can correct an array of teeth imperfections, including chips, stains, cracks, and misalignments, and they are custom-designed for the most precise fit possible. Plus, porcelain dental veneers are color-matched to your surrounding teeth, and look so much like your natural teeth even you may not be able to tell the difference.
Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as dental veneers, can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They give our cosmetic dentist the ability to correct imperfections such as chips, gaps, stains, and teeth misalignment. Dr. Davidian also utilizes porcelain veneers to reshape, lengthen or shorten teeth and create brilliant symmetrical smile makeovers. The porcelain veneer procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and it is virtually painless. Dr. Davidian can custom-fit these slim, durable veneers to the desired teeth, with results that both look amazing and feel natural. Plus, porcelain dental veneers can last for decades and significantly improve the appearance of your smile.
- What are Porcelain Veneers?
- Porcelain Veneers Process
- Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- How Long do Porcelain Veneers Last?
- Signs You May Need Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom-made for each patient based on an impression created from your teeth at our office. This impression provides a map for the laboratory that will make your veneer, allowing for the most precise and accurate fit on the affected tooth. The veneer will be affixed to your tooth with an incredibly strong bonded dental cement, able to hold it in place for years. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Every porcelain veneer procedure and smile makeover is a custom process starting with a personal consultation with Dr. Davidian. During this consultation Dr. Davidian will take time to get to know you, your goals, and answer all of your questions regarding the procedure.
Dr. Davidian will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to determine if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers and if they are the best option for you. If porcelain veneers are the best option, you will be just a few appointments away from a gorgeous smile.
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.
With most patients, Dr. Davidian does not need to remove a significant portion of the original tooth before fitting the veneer. After affixing the veneer with a strong bonded cement, Dr. Davidian will color-tint it to match the surrounding teeth for a look and feel that is both natural and beautiful.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.
Porcelain dental veneers can improve an array of issues you may be having with the appearance of your teeth. Custom-designed to provide an accurate fit over only the visible portion of your tooth, porcelain veneers can mask stains, discolorations, chips, gaps, and even restore the appearance of misaligned teeth. They are designed to look like your natural teeth, and the results typically last for many years.
Porcelain dental veneers play a major role in the custom smile makeover process and they offer a great advantage compared to the options available in the past. Porcelain veneers allow Dr. Davidian to take a very conservative approach in reshaping your smile.
In years past, dentists did what was referred to as, “Hollywood crowns”, these Hollywood crowns looked great but the majority of the natural tooth structure had to be removed. With advancements in dentistry and dental materials, a trained and experienced cosmetic dentist can retain almost all of the natural tooth structure while still creating a picture perfect, natural looking smile.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. But it’s not uncommon for porcelain dental veneers to last for many, many years. In a lot of cases, they last decades! They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Severely discolored or stained teeth.
Teeth that are too small or large.
Unwanted or uneven spaces.
Worn or chipped teeth.
Contact the cosmetic dentistry office of Dr. Davidian to schedule your porcelain veneers consultation at our Raleigh-area practice.