Celebrities flash seemingly perfect smiles. You want to as well. But your genetics and life haven’t given you perfect teeth. You may have discolorations that don’t respond to conventional peroxide whitening or chips and misshapen teeth that came with wear, age, and unlucky genes.
At VPreston Dental, Dr. Valerie Preston has a solution. Dental veneers offer a solution to your less-than-perfect teeth. These thin sheets of porcelain are often the secret to the glamorous and glistening smiles that light up the red carpet.
If your teeth and gums are healthy but have a few minor-to-moderate irregularities, you’re a candidate for veneers. There’s no guarantee you’ll be discovered as the next Hollywood star, but your smile will be ready, just in case.
About dental veneers
As their name implies, dental veneers are thin shells overlaid on your teeth. They’re typically made from porcelain and are made to match your existing teeth in color. You may choose to go a few shades lighter than your teeth are right now to get a brilliant smile, especially if you have discoloration due to food stains, aging, trauma, or medications.
If you’ve got a small chip, minor crack, or uneven teeth, veneers can also even out these irregularities and even add strength in some cases, preserving the integrity of the natural teeth behind. Veneers are a safe, effective cosmetic solution for a variety of smile concerns.
Veneers are durable
Top-of-the-line veneers are made from porcelain, a tough ceramic material that’s been used for decades to create dental restorations. Porcelain is strong and resists staining, but if you drink lots of coffee or red wine, you may still experience some discoloration.
Veneers look natural
Contemporary veneer materials accurately mimic the translucent appearance of natural tooth enamel. If you go for a whiter shade, the veneers still match your skin coloration. Your teeth just look refreshed – like you’ve come in for a professional whitening procedure.
Veneers fix cosmetic concerns
As well as providing a whiter smile, veneers can also correct a number of cosmetic smile concerns. Poorly shaped teeth and gaps can be altered. Mildly crooked teeth may also appear straighter.
Broken and chipped teeth look uniform with veneers. Veneers correct uneven and short teeth, too.
Veneers are easy to maintain
Veneers require no special care. Treat them just as you would your natural teeth with a solid oral hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing daily. Regular dental visits are key also, and these can help keep your veneers looking their best.
Veneers are simple to get
Veneers may be applied in different ways, depending on the type of work that’s being done. Because it is a conservative procedure, veneers are painless! We’ll schedule at least two appointments however. At the first appointment, Dr. Preston shaves down a small amount of your existing enamel so there’s room for the veneer. You’ll get temporary veneers at this appointment while a lab fabricates your customized ones. At the second appointment, you final veneers are cemented in place. No downtime is required following either appointment.
To learn more about what veneers can do for you, contact VPreston Dental in Raleigh by phone or online to set up an appointment today.