It is possible to have a brand new smile in less than a month when you visit either the Cornelius or Cary office of Holistic Dental Centers. Porcelain dental veneers are a popular choice for those who want a quick and dramatic smile makeover.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells, about 0.5mm thick, which are bonded onto the front surfaces of the visible teeth to cover cosmetic flaws. They are one of the fastest and most aesthetic means of creating a beautiful smile. Although they aren’t the answer for all cosmetic abnormalities, they can create a remarkable transformation when they are the chosen treatment.
Porcelain was so named because it resembles the lustrous white Venus seashell, which is called porcella in Old Italian. It is biocompatible, strong, hard, glassy, durable, translucent, resistant to chemicals and stains, and closely resembles natural tooth enamel, making it an ideal dental material.
Porcelain is a ceramic that has been fired at extreme temperatures, forming a glass like structure and a hardness of seven on the Mohs scale. Dental porcelain is generally regarded as the most biologically inert of the materials used in restorations. This material has been found to be biocompatible because it does not cause any biological reactions other than wear on the opposing teeth. The doctors at Holistic Dental Centers use only non-toxic, biocompatible materials that do not have an adverse effect on the immune system.
A number of cosmetic concerns can be covered with porcelain veneers:
If you are concerned about the health or beauty of your smile, schedule an appointment at our office in Cornelius (704) 765-3150 or Cary (919) 865-0700 today.