Do you feel self-conscious about dental imperfections such as cracks, gaps, and discoloration?
Drs. Brandon Kofford and Kevin Lim offer stunning porcelain veneers to correct a variety of cosmetic flaws and enhance your smile.
So why do patients of our Cary, NC, practice choose dental veneers?
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. In fact, other people probably won't notice you're wearing a veneer because each restoration is crafted to look just like a natural tooth.
A Versatile Solution
Our doctors can use dental veneers to address a wide range of cosmetic concerns, including chips, cracks, gaps, and minor misalignment. Veneers are also a good option for patients with intrinsic tooth stains that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments.
Quality Worth Smiling About
We work with a trusted dental lab to create restorations that are both natural-looking and remarkably strong. With proper care, your porcelain veneers can last over 10 years while retaining their beautiful characteristics.
Let's take a look at the process of placing dental veneers...
Thin Porcelain Shells Conceal Dental Flaws
Why choose Cary Prosthodontics for your treatment?
Prosthodontists Produce Better Aesthetic and Functional Results
While many general dentists offer veneers, there are several benefits to choosing a prosthodontist for your treatment. Most importantly, prosthodontists like Dr. Kofford and Dr. Lim have received advanced training in creating restorations that look natural and contribute to a comfortable, properly functioning bite. We use high-tech tools and digital design technology to create veneers that surpass your expectations. For results that make you look and feel your very best for many years to come, look no further than the professionals at Cary Prosthodontics. Patients in the greater Raleigh and Cary, NC, areas can schedule a consultation by reaching out online or by calling:
"Can't Recommend Enough!"
I was afraid of the dentist for years because of bad past experiences. My teeth had gotten to the point where I was hiding them when I smiled so I decided it was time to face my fears. Dr Kofford and staff made all my fears and anxiety go away the moment I got in the chair. I have never meet a more caring and skilled dentist. I now have a smile I can be proud of.View on Google
Love the staff, love Dr. Kofford, everything about my experience today was amazing!!! Treated me like I was the most important patient, gives 110%, beautiful office, can’t recommend enough!!!!View on Google
Digital Technology Enhances Our Treatment
Achieving natural-looking results begins with precise planning. Our doctors use a range of digital technology to carefully plan all cosmetic dentistry treatments. Intraoral cameras and 3D scanners give us the most accurate information about your teeth so we can perform conservative preparation.
Porcelain Veneers Provide Results in Two Visits
Many patients with crooked or misaligned teeth desire a quick and effective way to achieve a beautiful 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 and 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 work best for correcting minor gaps and misalignment, and do not address problems with your bite. If you have more severe asymmetry or issues with your jaw alignment, we may recommend orthodontics instead.
Do I qualify for veneer treatment?
Will people be able to tell I'm wearing veneers?
Our 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, serving patients from throughout greater Raleigh, NC, we use state-of-the-art techniques and materials to create veneers that integrate seamlessly with your smile.
What if all of my teeth are stained?
You Can Combine Veneers with Teeth Whitening
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 color-matched to the rest of your smile, a preliminary whitening treatment allows you to select a brighter shade for your restorations.
Professional teeth whitening is simple and highly customizable. Our patients throughout Cary, Raleigh, NC, and surrounding communities can select their desired shade of white, and we can tailor your treatment to achieve that shade throughout your smile. During your consultation, Dr. Kofford or Dr. Lim can help you decide if a combination of treatments will help you better achieve your goals.
What to Expect During Treatment
Treatment typically takes two to three visits to our Cary, NC, practice. It all begins when you meet with our dentists:
Our doctors use digital dentistry technology to carefully plan your treatment.
"Staff is super friendly and attentive! Dr. Kofford always takes the time to explain things, and ALL of the staff go out of their way to make the experience of dental work as pleasant as possible!" Carly W.
Do veneers require special care?
Making Your Veneers Last
Porcelain veneers are fairly low-maintenance in terms of aftercare. In fact, taking care of them is basically just like taking care of your natural teeth. However, there are certain precautions you can take to make your veneers last:
- Avoid chewing hard objects such as ice
- 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 night guard 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 oral health.
Are Veneers My Only Option?
While veneers remain popular because they mask many common cosmetic problems in one fell swoop, there are other treatments you can consider. Alternative treatments can also be a perfect fit for people who aren't good veneer candidates. This includes people who grind their teeth or don't have enough tooth enamel to safely get veneers. As skilled prosthodontists, our doctors can offer a variety of alternative treatments to meet your needs. Options to consider include:
While dental crowns are commonly used to repair teeth, in the right hands they can also be used cosmetically to correct a misshapen tooth or make a small tooth larger and blend in with its neighbors. Dental crowns can also cap a series of teeth, bringing harmony and beauty to your smile.
Like veneers, dental bonding can artfully mask distracting imperfections in a smile. While bonding does not last as long as veneers, your teeth won't need to be permanently altered, which makes bonding reversible. Veneers are a lifelong commitment. Another plus: Dental bonding generally costs less than veneers.
Silver fillings can be distracting and many people have health concerns about amalgam fillings, which contain mercury. We can replace amalgam fillings with ones made out of mercury-free, high-end dental materials. We carefully color-match the new fillings to your teeth so that the fillings virtually disappear in your smile.
How Can I Be Certain
Veneers Are Right for Me?
Request a Consultation
Cosmetic dentistry is always evolving and offering new options to people looking to improve their smiles. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained doctors at Cary Prosthodontics will walk you through options that are suitable for your situation so that you feel confident that you are making the right choice.
Creating beautiful smiles is both an art and a science. Drs. Kofford and Lim use an artistic eye to create the symmetrical smiles people dream of. You reap the benefits of working with doctors that have advanced prosthodontics training in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Their elevated skills allow them to deliver beautiful smiles customized to your unique needs.
Learn what direction you should turn by requesting a consultation. You can request a consultation online or call:
Serving Cary, Raleigh, NC, and communities throughout the Triangle
Is Cost a Concern? We Can Help
Because porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment, they are not covered by dental insurance. We can help. We offer financing through several lending companies so you can get the smile you want when you want it. We work with GreenSky® Financing, LendingClub, and CareCredit® to make the treatments you want a comfortable fit for your budget.