Your smile says so much about your personality and is one of the first things people notice about you. However, if you’re not confident about your smile, or don’t like the look of your teeth, you may avoid smiling, laughing, or talking in social or professional settings. Don’t let the look of your teeth stand in the way of living life when our cosmetic dentistry practice in Cary can help! Dental veneers are an excellent solution for multiple cosmetic issues, creating a bright, healthy smile and restoring your confidence!
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If you would like to see if dental veneers are right for you, call us today to schedule your appointment!
Understanding Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells created from porcelain or resin that are applied and attached over the front and sides of a patient’s teeth. Able to mask numerous issues, this is a painless procedure that is often used to fix teeth that are:
- Stained or discolored (especially when combined with another issue).
- Mis-shapen, crooked, or have gaps.
- Worn down
- Chipped or broken
Benefits of Veneers in Cosmetic Dentistry
Like many other cosmetic dentistry procedures, veneers offer numerous benefits. In addition to the amazing increase in confidence you’ll have with your transformed smile, perhaps the biggest benefit is that they are bonded to the teeth for strong hold. With proper care, dental veneers can last well over 10 years.
If you are seeking a “Hollywood” smile, veneers are beneficial because they are individually fitted to each tooth, giving you a custom-made, lasting smile. Because they are also resistant to staining and stay clean easily, your teeth can stay white and vibrant for years!
Innovative Technology at Our Cary Cosmetic Dentistry Office
For years, a patient would have to visit the dentist several times in order to get veneers applied. However, what was even more frustrating is that the veneers had to be designed in a lab using complicated, lengthy fabrication techniques.
Today, getting veneers is a much more convenient procedure at our Cary cosmetic dentistry practice. First, our dentist will examine your teeth and will discuss whether you’re a good candidate for veneers. If you both determine it’s the right path, we can get started soon to revitalize your smile!
Using CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) technology, we can use 3D digital imaging to design and create your veneers, and since we don’t have to outsource fabrication to a lab, we can have them ready to go fast and ensure an accurate shape and color that’s ideal for your unique smile!
Dental Veneers FAQ’s
To help you determine if you’d like to learn more about veneers, we’ve compiled some of our most frequently asked questions!
Does it hurt to get veneers?
Generally, getting dental veneers applied is a pain-free procedure. While we do remove 1/2 millimeter of enamel to fit the shell over your tooth, we can certainly discuss a local anesthetic. We want you to be comfortable during the procedure!
Are veneers difficult to care for?
Not at all! Dental veneers actually don’t require any special care beyond practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding sugar, and keeping up with dental checkups. However, because veneers are very thin, we do recommend avoiding crunching ice, hard candy, and similar items and avoiding foods and beverages that stain (red wine, coffee, tea).
Am I a good candidate for veneers?
Prior to getting veneers applied, we would want to make sure your teeth are healthy and any decay is repaired. Every patient is different, which is why we do a consultation before determining the right path toward repairing your smile!
Does insurance cover veneers?
Because policies vary so much, we recommend you contact your insurance to see your exact coverage.
Contact Our Cary Cosmetic Dentist
If you have additional questions about dental veneers or are ready to schedule your appointment, we’re here to help! Call us today at the number below or fill out the form to get started!