Porcelain Veneers from Your Cosmetic Dentist in Greensboro
Porcelain veneers are a wonderful way to improve the appearance of the teeth that show when you smile. These thin restorations can be placed on the front surface of the six teeth located in the “smile zone” to enhance their size, shape, and overall look. Keep reading to learn more about porcelain veneers from your cosmetic dentists in Greensboro, Dr. Patti Bradley, Dr. David Bradley, and Dr. Shelly Pound!
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, porcelain veneers are thin coverings made from dental porcelain. This is a material that looks, feels, and acts just like your natural tooth enamel. This material is sturdy enough to withstand the things your teeth encounter on a daily basis -- and because it is non-porous, it will not absorb the stains from what you eat and drink. That means you can think of veneers sort of like a permanent teeth whitening treatment as well!
What Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?
Porcelain veneers can be used to mask a number of cosmetic issues affecting otherwise healthy teeth. For areas that have decayed or sustained structural damage, a stronger restorative option may be preferred. Our team will evaluate your teeth and help you determine which option may be best for you.
Some of the issues that porcelain veneers can improve include:
- Chipped or uneven teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Oddly shaped teeth, like pointed or too short
- Teeth with a pitted or grooved surface
- Slightly gapped or off-center teeth
- And other cosmetic imperfections
How Are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers are placed over the course of two visits to your dentist’s office. During the first appointment, the teeth are prepared. A slight portion of tooth enamel is removed from the surface of each tooth that will receive a veneer and an impression (or mold) is taken of the teeth. Temporary veneers will cover up the prepared teeth in the time between visits. Then, each veneer is created according to your specific treatment plan. After they are ready, you return to our office for the final placement, when the veneers are bonded onto the surface of the teeth using a special bonding material. You’ll love the result!
Am I Eligible for Porcelain Veneers?
Most adults who are unhappy with the appearance of their healthy but cosmetically imperfect teeth are eligible for dental veneers. The only way to find out whether or not you are, too, is to schedule an appointment with our office.
Once you have received veneers, make sure you continue to brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings to keep them shining bright. Veneers can last for up to 20 years with proper care and maintenance!
Let’s Get Started on Your Smile Transformation
Are you interested in porcelain veneers in Greensboro? This is a wonderful treatment for many patients. To learn more about veneers or to find out whether or not you are a candidate, go ahead and get in touch with our office today. We can’t wait to help you love your smile!