5 Ways Porcelain Veneers Can Improve Your Smile Shared by the Chapel Hill General Dentist

by Dr. Diane Hourigan | Date Published: 2018-01-30

Are cosmetic smile flaws holding you back?

If you hide your smile because you feel self-conscious about your appearance, friends and co-workers may see you as unfriendly or unapproachable. On the other hand, when you feel good about your appearance, others are attracted to you because everyone wants to know the person behind that stunning smile!

Transform Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

Fortunately, natural-looking porcelain veneers available from the Chapel Hill general dentist provide us with a method for addressing your unique concerns and providing a customized solution. More people than ever before are taking advantage of the transforming effects of treatment with porcelain veneers!

One of the qualities that make veneers so popular is that they can be custom-crafted to fit your specific needs. Whether you have a couple of teeth that would benefit from cosmetic treatment, or you need a total smile makeover, porcelain veneers are a versatile solution.

Just a few of the ways veneers can improve your smile are:

  • Repair chipped, decayed, and worn teeth
  • Close spaces between teeth
  • Conceal crooked or crowded teeth
  • Achieve ideal tooth shape for oral health
  • Brighten teeth that don’t respond to whitening

Placing Porcelain Veneers

The process for placing porcelain veneers involves several steps and usually takes two to three weeks to complete.

First, we start by preparing your natural teeth. This involves shaving a small layer of dental enamel to make room for your veneers to fit properly. Next, we take impressions of your teeth to create a model that’s used to customize your veneers. All this information is sent to a custom dental lab where skilled technicians fabricate your veneers.

In about two weeks, we will have you return to our office to place your veneers. Our general dentist will carefully check the fit and appearance of your veneers and then cement them in place. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits, porcelain veneers can last as long as 20 years!

Ready for a Stunning Smile?

If you are tired of living with a smile you don’t love, please call the Chapel Hill general dentist to arrange a smile consultation. We will be happy to discuss your needs and develop a plan for treatment that will improve your appearance and boost your confidence!