Veneers in North Carolina

Providing quality porcelain veneers in Durham, Raleigh, and Goldsboro.

At Carolina Dental Arts in Goldsboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, our goal is to help our patients love their smiles. Among our most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures are porcelain veneers. This treatment can help you achieve a straighter, more even, balanced, and brighter smile.

The appearance of our teeth has a dramatic impact on our self-confidence. A beautiful smile can increase your self-esteem, helping you feel more comfortable in social situations, pursue professional opportunities, and enjoy greater well-being. As a result, many people want to improve their smiles at some point in their lives. If you want to enhance your smile, porcelain veneers might be the perfect solution.

What Are Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that fit over the front of your teeth, creating a brighter and more uniform smile. We bond each veneer to your teeth individually, providing a long-lasting solution for cosmetic imperfections. With this cosmetic solution, we can enhance the color, shape, size, and length of your teeth, giving you a more youthful appearance.

There are two main types of dental veneers: porcelain and resin. At Carolina Dental Arts, we offer high-quality porcelain veneers due to their numerous advantages over resin. Porcelain veneers are thinner, requiring less enamel removal. They last longer with proper care and are more resistant to stains. Additionally, porcelain closely resembles natural tooth material and is better tolerated by gums.

If you want to improve your smile’s appearance, porcelain veneers are an excellent choice.

What Problems Can Porcelain Veneers Address?

Veneers in North Carolina | Carolina Dental ArtsIf you’re unhappy with your smile, this treatment can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Veneers can address a variety of dental issues, 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 Veneer Process

Whether you want a single veneer or veneers on each of your front-facing teeth, the process typically takes about three visits:

Consultation

Your first appointment is a no-obligation consultation. At this visit, we will talk about your goals, examine your teeth, and evaluate whether this is the best option for you. We’ll answer all your questions and create a personalized treatment plan. We will also discuss treatment costs and explain the financing options we offer.

Preparation and Construction

At your second visit, we will prepare your teeth. This process involves surface etching or trimming some enamel to provide room for each wafer-thin veneer. Removing this tooth material helps your teeth feel natural after the veneers are in place. With porcelain veneers, we can remove less material than for resin ones. To ensure you are comfortable throughout this process, we will administer a local anesthetic before preparing your teeth.

Once your teeth are prepared, we will take impressions of them. We send these impressions to a specialized dental lab that crafts your custom veneers. This lab process takes a couple of weeks. When your new veneers arrive at the dental office, we will call you to schedule your final visit.

Application and Bonding of Your New Smile

Veneers in North Carolina | Carolina Dental ArtsAt your third visit, we will ensure the veneers fit properly and are the color, size, and length you envisioned. Before we bond them, we will clean, polish, and etch each tooth.

Then, we will bond your custom veneers to each tooth individually. The bonding process involves placing each veneer and adjusting them as needed to ensure the best fit. We use dental cement to adhere the veneers to your teeth. Once they are in place, we use a special light to activate the cement’s bonding and curing chemicals. Finally, we will remove any excess cement and make final adjustments.

Sometimes, a fourth follow-up visit is necessary to check on the fit and function of your veneers.

Perfect Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers enhance your smile by correcting flaws such as discoloration, chips, gaps, and other cosmetic flaws. They provide a durable, natural-looking solution that can significantly boost your confidence. If you’re ready to achieve a brighter, more even smile, schedule a free consultation at Carolina Dental Arts today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Porcelain veneers are known for their impressive durability. They typically last between 10 and 20 years. After this time, you will likely need to replace them to keep your smile looking its best. Because they do not require specialized daily care, you simply continue brushing your teeth with 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.

The number of porcelain veneers you need is an important cost factor. The more you need, the higher the total cost. A full mouth treatment will cost significantly more than just a few veneers. Additional procedures, such as teeth whitening to brighten the surrounding teeth, will also contribute to the treatment expense.

Because they are primarily considered a cosmetic procedure, dental insurance does not typically cover veneers. However, there are other methods for financing your new smile. We accept multiple payment methods and partner with third-party lending companies that offer flexible financing plans. If you want to invest in a more youthful smile, we are happy to provide more payment and financing information.

Veneers and dental bonding can both improve your teeth’s appearance, but they differ in the materials they use, how they are applied, and the results they yield.

Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the teeth, which we then shape and polish to match the surrounding teeth. Bonding is generally used for minor repairs, such as filling small chips or gaps. While it is less expensive than veneers, it is also less durable. While veneers offer a more permanent and transformative solution, bonding is a quicker and more affordable option for minor cosmetic issues.

At your free consultation, we will help you determine which option best aligns with your goals and preferences.

Our Locations

Carolina Dental Arts - Durham Location - Durham North Carolina Dentist

Durham

415 Dunstan Avenue
Durham, NC 27707

(919) 683-1847 View Location

Glenwood South

301 Glenwood Ave, Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27603

(919) 670-4944 View Location
Goldsboro Dental Office Carolina Dental Arts North Carolina

Goldsboro

2720 Graves Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

(919) 778-0098 View Location
Carolina Dental Arts - New Bern Ave - Dentist in North Carolina

New Bern Ave

3110 New Bern Ave, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27610

(984) 242-0568 View Location

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