Do you want an attractive, striking smile free from imperfections? Do you find yourself hiding your teeth behind your hand during conversations with others, or avoiding talking and smiling altogether? Are you embarrassed at the condition of your smile, and want an affordable and effective solution to boost your self-confidence? If this sounds like you, it may be time to speak to a dentist in the Cary, NC area about dental solutions such as porcelain veneers.
How porcelain veneers work
Porcelain veneers, sometimes just referred to as dental veneers, are very thin shells of ceramic that are custom-made to cover a patient’s tooth near the front of the smile. These teeth are referred to as the anterior teeth. The anterior teeth are the most noticeable teeth when patients laugh, talk, and smile with others. By covering imperfections with porcelain veneers, patients can completely enhance their appearance—and self-esteem!
What steps are needed to obtain porcelain veneers?
There are three steps involved:
- Consultation – first, patients consult with Dr. Carl McMillan and his team regarding the concerns they have with their smile. Imperfections such as staining, breakage, and even unusually-shaped teeth can impact the smile in a negative way. Once these imperfections are identified, Dr. Carl McMillan will examine the smile to determine if the patient is a proper candidate for porcelain veneers.
- Preparation – second, patients will undergo preparations for their porcelain veneer. The process starts by removing a thin portion of the natural tooth enamel from the front of the teeth and roughening it to ensure the tooth adheres to the new restoration. Impressions, or molds, are taken to the natural tooth and sent to a dental laboratory where a ceramist will fabricate the final restoration. They take into account the size, shape, and color of the existing teeth to make a beautiful veneer.
- Placement – third, patients return to the dental office when their veneer is complete, typically just a week or two after their preparation appointment. The dentist will bond the veneer to the tooth to complete the process.
Ready to discuss porcelain veneers with your dentist?
Dr. Carl McMillan and his team at Holistic Dental Centers is excited to offer patients solutions such as porcelain veneers and strongly encourages their use to enhance the smile. If you are interested in learning more and want to move forward with this cosmetic treatment, we welcome you to call our Cary, NC area practice at
to request a consultation visit. Our facility is located at 1110 SE Cary Parkway, Ste. #206, with a second location available in Cornelius, NC.
Holistic Dental Centers
in Cary and Cornelius, NC offer many general and cosmetic options, designed to protect patients’ oral health, as well as overall health and well-being.
Dr. Carl McMillan
is a holistic dentist
with a medical degree from the College of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of South Carolina
. Due to his expertise, he was honored with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
(IAOMT) presidency. He is compassionate towards patients and committed to providing them with safe, toxic-free dental treatments
to help them maintain a happy and healthy smile
Dr. Luis Crespo
obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery
from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. An IAOMT member, he believes prevention is the best medicine and strives to educate both patients and parents on the benefits of maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. He has served underprivileged communities across the world.
Dr. Erin Wilbanks
graduated from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry
in New Orleans with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
. She is an accredited IAOMT member, is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.