Cosmetic dentistry is amazing as it allows patients to see a complete transformation in their smile. Improving upon your smile can increase your self-esteem, allow you to exude confidence, and encourage you to go out into the world and have different experiences. A beautiful smile can affect your social and business lives and affords you the opportunity to be perceived positively in a first impression. Now, cosmetic dentistry is more affordable than ever, allowing more patients to change their lives. Advancements in technology have allowed dentists to improve smiles in ways that were once unimaginable. One of the cosmetic procedures we commonly use to help patients transform their smiles is porcelain veneers.
Dental veneers are an excellent way to disguise minor problems with teeth. This can include teeth that are:
Veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that are permanently bonded to the front of existing teeth. Porcelain is a translucent material that reflects light much like tooth enamel, making it an excellent choice for a natural looking enhancement. Veneers are a simple way to mask a variety of imperfections and are a highly sought after procedure. Our team may recommend veneers instead of other treatments such as bonding, orthodontics, or crowns. Porcelain veneers are also an option for patients whose teeth are severely discolored and do not respond to traditional bleaching methods.
The placement of veneers is simple and straightforward. Patients who are candidates for veneers will first have a small portion of the enamel removed from their existing teeth. This allows the veneer to bond correctly and eliminates unnecessary thickness. Impressions are then sent off to a lab for fabrication of the veneers. Once they are ready, patients can return to the office for permanent bonding.
If you are in the Raleigh area, the team at Holistic Dental Centers is here to help you achieve a vibrant, sparkling smile. Call us today to learn more about porcelain veneers and the other cosmetic dentistry solutions we have available to complete your smile makeover.