Best Quality Dental Veneers in Raleigh, North Carolina
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Improve Your Smile with Dental Veneers in Raleigh, NC, and the Surrounding Areas
Proper at-home dental hygiene combined with biannual dental cleanings and examinations are the cornerstones of dental hygiene. There are, however, some dental blemishes and imperfections that a dental cleaning cannot remedy.
If you have dental imperfections that cleaning alone won’t improve, ask the experts at Raleigh Dental Loft about porcelain veneers.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-designed pieces of porcelain that are bonded on top of your natural teeth. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that serves as an alternative to traditional crowns or dental implants.
Veneers are a staple in cosmetic dentistry because they address a large number of cosmetic dental issues, including:
- Stains and discoloration that teeth whitening cannot correct
- Teeth that are chipped, broken, or uneven
- Dental issues involving tooth spacing or crowding
What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a versatile dental solution used to treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues. The benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- With proper care, quality porcelain veneers are durable and long-lasting.
- Porcelain veneers are natural-looking. Our dentists at Raleigh Dental Loft will match the color of your veneer with your tooth enamel color so that your smile will look completely natural, not manufactured.
- Veneers are much less invasive than a dental crown, which involves removing significantly more tooth structure.
- Veneers provide fast results. In most cases, dental veneer treatment is completed in two to three appointments.
- Veneers require no special maintenance other than regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings.
The Process Of Getting Dental Veneers In Raleigh, NC
Porcelain veneer placement is a straightforward dental procedure involving three phases: consultation, preparation, and veneer placement.
At Raleigh Dental Loft, we will start by consulting with you about your treatment goals to determine if porcelain veneers are the best option for you. We will also discuss color shades and veneer types based on your budget and desired result.
During the preparation appointment, one of our dentists at Raleigh Dental Loft will make room for the veneers’ placement over your natural teeth. This process involves removing a small amount of tooth enamel to prepare them for bonding. This procedure is usually painless. However, you may opt for local anesthesia if you feel discomfort.
We will then make an impression of your teeth to help create the tooth shape for your new veneers. Next, your veneers will be custom-created in the lab.
Your new veneers are now ready for placement. Before bonding, our skilled dentist will check that their color and shape are a perfect match for your teeth. If necessary, the veneers may undergo a slight trim or change of shade before placement.
Once the veneers pass quality control, your dentist will prep your teeth with a thorough cleaning, polishing, and etching of teeth. Etching is the process of roughening the tooth surface by applying an abrasive dental liquid. This process helps the veneers adhere to the teeth.
Once your teeth are prepped, your dentist will apply a bonding solution before placing the veneers over your teeth. A special UV lamp is used to quicken the drying time of the bonding cement.
Now comes the moment you have waited for: the cement has cured, and you are free to walk out with a new, perfect smile. Your dentist at Raleigh Dental Loft will advise you about possible follow-up appointments to ensure comfort and functionality.
What To Expect After Treatment
There are no major side effects from porcelain veneer placement. However, a small percentage of people experience tooth sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food. This side effect usually disappears within a few weeks. Contact your dentist at Raleigh Dental Loft if your side effect persists.
Patients should avoid hard or dense food that puts stress on veneers. People who grind their teeth should always sleep with a mouth guard to protect their veneers from cracking or fracturing.
Contact Raleigh Dental Loft in Raleigh, NC
The smile you have dreamed of is just a phone call away. Contact Raleigh Dental Loft today at (919) 859-4500 to set up a consultation.