Cosmetic imperfections in your smile can make you feel self-conscious enough to hide your teeth.
At Cary Prosthodontics in Cary, NC, our doctors can provide stunning porcelain veneers to create a symmetrical, beautiful smile.
So what makes dental veneers a great treatment option?
Our Custom Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile and Your Confidence
Our veneers are crafted from medical-grade porcelain, which resists stains and mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel. Dr. Kofford and Dr. Lim will carefully match the color of the dental ceramic to provide beautiful, natural-looking results.
A Versatile Option
Our doctors can use veneers to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including chips, cracks, gaps, and misalignment. Porcelain veneers are also a good option for patients with stains that do not respond to teeth whitening.
Quality Worth Smiling about
We work with a trusted dental lab to create veneers which are both highly aesthetic and remarkably strong. With proper care, your veneers can last 10 years or more.
Feeling Self-Conscious about Your Smile Is Common
We Use Veneers to Enhance the Look of Teeth That Are:
Porcelain Veneers Are Ideal for Cosmetic Issues
Many patients with crooked or misaligned teeth desire a quick and effective way to achieve a perfect smile. Braces and other orthodontic treatments can take months or years to straighten your teeth. In contrast, a custom set of veneers from Dr. Kofford or Dr. Lim can create a beautifully symmetrical smile in just a few visits to our office.
However, it is important to keep in mind that veneers do not address issues with the alignment of your bite and deal exclusively in the aesthetic appearance of your smile. If your crooked teeth are causing physical discomfort, such as jaw pain, orthodontics may be a better option.
Modern Porcelain Veneers Look Virtually Identical to Natural Teeth
In the past, dental veneers had a reputation for appearing bulky or too perfect. At Cary Prosthodontics, we use state-of-the-art techniques and materials to create veneers which blend seamlessly into your smile while creating beautiful results. Achieving natural-looking results begins with precise planning.
Our doctors use a range of digital dentistry technology to carefully map out all cosmetic dentistry treatments. We will then use conservative methods to prepare your tooth for veneer placement. We also partner with a trusted lab to create custom porcelain veneers that look and feel natural.
Teeth Whitening Can Be Beneficial
If the teeth surrounding the veneers are stained or are not as bright as you would like them to be, you may want to first consider teeth whitening treatment. Since the porcelain used for veneers will be shade-matched to the rest of your smile for the most natural-looking results, whitening your teeth allows you to choose a whiter shade of veneers. Professional teeth whitening is highly customizable, allowing you to achieve the right shade for your desired outcome, whether that be a flawless white or a more natural-looking hue. During your consultation, Dr. Kofford or Dr. Lim can help you determine the best course of action to meet your goals.
What to Expect When Receiving Porcelain Veneers
The Typical Treatment Timeline
We work with a trusted dental lab to create veneers which are both highly aesthetic and remarkably strong.
Preserve the Integrity of Your Veneers
Porcelain veneers are fairly low maintenance in regards to aftercare. However, there are certain precautions you can take to maintain the appearance and function of your veneers, including:
- Avoid chewing hard objects such as ice
- Minimize beverages that are known to stain such as red wine
- Do not use your teeth as tools to open or cut objects
- Wear a protective mouthguard when playing sports
- Do not chew on objects such as pens
- Sleep with a nightguard if you have bruxism or TMJ disorder
You should also ensure that you practice proper oral hygiene and attend your regular dental exams to protect your overall oral health.