You deserve a flawless, beautiful smile you’ll feel completely confident sharing in any personal or professional encounter. Sadly, not all of our Greensboro dental patients are born with naturally beautiful smiles. Fortunately, at the cosmetic dentistry office of David M. Fisher Jr., DDS, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to deliver healthy, beautiful smiles within your schedule and budget. Porcelain veneers are some of the most popular treatment options we provide. They allow us to instantly transform patients’ smiles in just two short dental office appointments. If you’re ready to find out more about porcelain veneers or our other treatment options, call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our team today.
Veneers are porcelain covers that affix to the front surfaces of teeth. Prior to placement, these custom crafted sheaths resemble a fingernail in size and shape. Once in place, veneers can correct and conceal numerous dental flaws, creating gorgeous smiles in just two visits.
Any patient who wants to brighten, straighten, or otherwise perfect their smiles may want to consider porcelain veneers. They are a great solution for those patients who want to close gaps in the smile or correct the appearance of overlapping teeth. Those patients who have deep-set staining that cannot be removed with more conservative teeth whitening options may be able to achieve their desired tooth shade using veneers. Pretty much any cosmetic flaw can be corrected with quick, effective porcelain veneer treatment.
The porcelain veneer treatment process is completed over the course of two trips to our Greensboro dental office. During the initial treatment visit, we will prepare your teeth by removing a very thin layer of surface tooth enamel. This allows your veneer to lay flat within your natural smile line to avoid changes to your bite or tooth alignment. Once teeth are prepared, we capture impressions of your teeth. Our dental lab uses these impressions to craft your custom porcelain veneer to our exact specifications. Before you leave, we’ll place temporary veneers to protect your teeth and let you get used to the look and feel of your new veneers. Once we receive the final restoration from our lab, you’ll return to our office for a shorter follow up visit. At this second appointment, we’ll remove your temporaries and replace them with the flawless, custom crafted porcelain veneers, leaving you with a gorgeous smile.
For the most part, you can brush and floss your teeth with veneers just as you would your healthy, natural teeth. However, to ensure you can extend the life of your veneers as long as possible, you may want to switch your hygiene products. Soft and ultra-soft bristled toothbrushes and minimally abrasive toothpastes ensure you’ll avoid excessive porcelain wear that can cut the life of your veneer short. Additionally, we may review your technique with you to ensure you’re not brushing too hard. Using a waxed floss or water flosser may also be preferable to avoid tugging around the edges of your veneers.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular procedures we offer because they beautifully mask such a wide variety of cosmetic issues. Even if you’ve already seen the gorgeous results people get from porcelain veneers in Greensboro, it’s still quite common to have some questions about the procedure. Keep reading as Dr. Fisher answers some of the most commonly-asked questions we get from our patients. If you have any questions that we haven’t answered here, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
At your first visit, we’ll prepare your teeth, take impressions, and determine your tooth shade so we can precisely match your new veneers to the rest of your smile. Then we’ll send everything to a special dental lab that will custom-make your porcelain veneers according to our specifications.
When you return about two weeks later to have them adhered into place, we’ll make sure they look and feel fantastic.
Porcelain has the advantage of being very strong, so we’re able to make your veneers quite thin. Without the added “bulk” that some dental restorations have, we only have to remove a tiny amount of your existing tooth structure.
However, although we can conserve most of your natural enamel, porcelain veneers are still considered a permanent enhancement, so they can’t be removed without replacing them with a new veneer. Fortunately, porcelain veneers last a long time!
With basic care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last 10-20 years. And while a veneer itself can’t get a cavity, the tooth structure underneath it can. Generally speaking, the healthier you can keep the enamel underneath, the longer a veneer will last.
Also, veneers can chip or crack if they’re subject to strong chewing or grinding forces. But with a few tips and tricks, you can help your veneers last as long as possible.
Dr. Fisher and our staff will make sure your smile looks great now and also stays that way for many years to come. We’ll work with you from start to finish to give you beautiful results and also provide tips to keep your smile looking great, which can be read below:
If you’d like to know more about how porcelain veneers can enhance your smile, call us today to schedule a consultation. As a cosmetic dentist in Greensboro, we’d love to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!