What Can I Expect?
Porcelain veneers are the best choice for resurfacing front teeth and the only type provided by Carolina Dental Arts. Although resin veneers are available, these require removal of more of your natural tooth surface for fitting. Porcelain is thinner, more stain resistant and more like your own tooth material. Your gums can also tolerate porcelain better.
If you have wanted a straighter smile or one with better proportions, the teeth resurfacing procedure can likely provide those results. Veneers change the appearance of tooth shape, length and other features without damaging reshaping.
This dental treatment typically lasts between 7 and 15 years. After this time, you will need replacement by your dentist. Because these restorations do not require specialized daily care, you simply continue brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste twice daily and floss each day. It is also important to continue seeing your dentist every six months or as recommended for checkups and cleanings.
Veneers are not typically covered by dental insurance. But there are other methods for financing your new smile. Carolina Dental Arts also accepts multiple payment methods. If you want to invest in a more youthful smile, simply talk to our caring staff in the dental office for payment and financing information.
Why Our Dentists Only Offer Porcelain Veneers
As mentioned before, there are two main types of dental veneers, porcelain and resin. But at Carolina Dental Arts, our dentists only provide patients with the option for porcelain veneers. This is because porcelain offers multiple benefits resin does not. First, porcelain is thinner, more comfortable and requires removal of less natural tooth material. Porcelain veneers last longer with proper care and provide great stain resistance that resin veneers do not.
Problems Fixed with Porcelain Veneers
If you dislike how your smile looks in the mirror and as your calling card to the world around you, then this teeth treatment can probably improve your appearance and make you feel more confident. They solve a multitude of dental problems, such as:
- Slight cosmetic flaws on individual teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Weakened teeth
- Broken teeth
- Uneven lengths of teeth
- Slightly misaligned or irregular teeth
The Process for Dental Veneers
Getting your porcelain veneers typically takes three visits to your dentist’s office. You can go through this process for a veneer on one tooth or all of your front-facing teeth at once.
Below, we outline these dental office visits and what your dentist focuses on, as part of each.