Raleigh patients achieve smile makeovers with porcelain veneers
There are many options for enhancing your teeth cosmetically. While deciding on one may seem overwhelming, it becomes very simple when you determine what problems you want to address and the ideal look you are trying to achieve. Porcelain veneers in Raleigh, are an effective way to address crooked, chipped, misshapen, discolored, or improperly spaced teeth. They produce amazing results to improve the appearance of your smile, and because the porcelain material closely resembles tooth enamel, you are left with a result that is natural looking.
The process of getting porcelain veneers begins with a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate. Dr. McMillan will perform a thorough exam and take x-rays to evaluate any issues you have with your teeth. Because porcelain veneers are permanent, the doctors take the time to educate all of our patients on the procedure so they can determine if veneers are right for them.
Once the doctor determines you are a candidate and you have decided to move forward with veneers, he will remove a small portion of the enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers. Impressions are taken to create a mold for the lab to fabricate your veneers. Once they are ready, they are bonded to the teeth.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers:
- Minimally invasive – Unlike crowns, which can require the tooth to be reduced, porcelain veneers only require a small, thin portion of enamel to be removed.
- Natural looking – Porcelain reflects light in much the same way as tooth enamel.
- Durable – Porcelain is an extremely strong material that can be counted on to last.
- Stain-Resistant – Porcelain is stain resistant, allowing you to maintain the whiteness of your new smile long term.
With proper care, your new porcelain veneers can last a long time. We want to point out that teeth with veneers can still get cavities. It is important to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits including brushing twice daily and flossing once each day. Stopping bad habits such as grinding your teeth, chewing on ice or hard candy, and using teeth to perform such tasks as opening up a bag can help prevent damage to the veneers and to your natural teeth.
If you are looking for a natural-looking and healthy way to improve the appearance of your smile, call our office today to schedule an appointment and learn more about the advantages of porcelain veneers.