Repairing imperfections of the smile is easier than ever with today’s cosmetic dental treatments. Dr. Carl McMillan of the Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers understand how problems such as permanent staining, gaps between teeth, broken teeth, and teeth that are naturally shaped in an unusual way can have a negative impact on the overall look of the smile. When patients in the area come to our practice to discuss affordable solutions for repairing these cosmetic issues, many of them are introduced to the benefits of treatments such as veneers.
Veneers are porcelain restorations that act as thin facings for the front of a tooth. They are bonded over the tooth’s surface to provide coverage and disguise for imperfections. One or more veneers may be used in the smile for a complete smile makeover whenever necessary.
Veneers are an affordable method for achieving a more attractive appearance. Covering up areas of the smile that are unsightly or problematic is often the most desirable option. When patients choose veneers, they are able to enjoy their new restoration for many years to come with proper care. Another solution is that of composite resin bonding, but that material will not last nearly as long. Also, composite resin bonding is susceptible to staining and may need to be replaced regularly to maintain the brilliant, beautiful smile patients are hoping to achieve with veneers.
Veneers are obtained over the course of a few weeks. The process starts with an examination to ensure patients are appropriate candidates and to discuss what to expect from the treatment. Then a thin layer of enamel is carefully removed from the front of the tooth to prepare it for impressions. Impressions are sent to an outside dental laboratory for the final veneers, which return a week or two later for bonding into place.
Dr. Carl McMillan is a quality dentist that find many patients are able to enjoy the benefits of placing porcelain veneers in their smile. We welcome patients to the Cary and Cornelius Holistic Dental Centers to learn about the ways in which cosmetic dentistry can dramatically enhance the natural beauty of the smile in a safe, effective, and affordable manner. Contact our team today to book a consultation appointment.