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.
The benefits of porcelain
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:
- Thin Enamel – As time passes, the enamel on our teeth can wear thin, allowing the yellow tinge of the dentin to show through.
- Resistant Discoloration – Some tooth discoloration, such as that caused by medication or excess fluoride, will not respond well to teeth whitening treatments.
- Gaps – Some individuals have abnormally wide spaces between their teeth.
- Shape – Some teeth are misshapen due to trauma or genetics.
- Flaws – Fractures, pits, and chips.
- Proportions – Tooth grinding or wear can cause some teeth to be shorter than others are.
If you are concerned about the health or beauty of your smile, schedule an appointment at our office in Cornelius
or Cary (919) 865-0700 today.
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.