Porcelain Veneers Charlotte, NC

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

Cosmetic porcelain veneers can offer solutions to tooth damage, cosmetic imperfections, and even minor bite concerns with lasting results. Completely customized to your natural smile and appearance, custom porcelain veneers can provide results from the subtle to the dramatic.

Dr. Durning Moore, a Charlotte restorative and cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC, can work with you to place porcelain veneers that meet your aesthetic needs while stabilizing dental health and supporting long term stability in your beautiful smile.

Your dentist can place porcelain dental veneers to address:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Damaged teeth

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What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain dental veneers are custom-made restorations using high quality, ultra-thin porcelain ceramic materials. The quality of the material allows it to have a translucency that reflects light much like natural tooth enamel for the most natural of results.

It is durable and stain resistant when compared to natural enamel, standing the test of time with good oral hygiene and routine dental care. Dr. Moore chooses to use dental veneers made from porcelain because of their durable and highly stain-resistant properties.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Most patients are candidates for porcelain veneers. Dr. Moore will evaluate the condition of your existing teeth, gums and the stability of your bite before recommending porcelain veneers.

If there are bite problems or other concerns that could impact your result, he will present a personalized treatment plan to address your needs and achieve the smile you desire.

Most dentists do not recommend porcelain veneers for young patients due to the amount of tooth structure they need to remove.   In these cases, your dentist may recommend cosmetic tooth bonding as an alternative for a young patient that is still growing into their smile.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

Dr. Moore will meet with you to perform a thorough dental exam, evaluate the function of your bite and discuss your cosmetic goals. We will tailor your porcelain veneers treatment to the unique needs of your mouth and teeth. We will go over all associated costs when presenting a treatment plan for your consideration.

The first step in the placement of custom porcelain veneers is to design your new smile. We will plan an outcome that will complement your overall appearance. Dr. Moore will color-match your veneers to match your smile’s appearance, and to blend with existing natural teeth.

Dr. Moore will need to remove a small amount of tooth surface enamel to accommodate the new veneers and allow for a stable hold and comfortable bite. Using a special tool, he will etch the tooth’s surface.

Then, he will take dental impressions to use in the fabrication of the custom veneers at a dental lab. In most cases, your dentist will place temporary veneers to protect your teeth and restore normal biting function. As soon as we receive the final product, we will call you back to the office.

Finally, your dentist will permanently attach each veneer to the prepared teeth using an adhesive material. Dr. Moore will work with you to make sure that he exceeds your expectations and your bite is comfortable. He will make any adjustments you request before you leave our office.

How do I care for porcelain veneers?

To maintain your new veneers and enjoy a lasting result, practice a good daily oral hygiene routine and visit with us for preventive dental care twice a year. Dr. Moore and our team will monitor the stability of your veneers during routine visits. He will also look for any signs of damage to repair quickly and conservatively before it gets worse.

Although they are stain resistant, avoiding dark beverages and foods that can stain teeth will help keep the veneers looking as natural as possible. Rinsing the mouth after drinking coffee, tea or darker beverages can also help to minimize staining over time.

Request a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Today

Charlotte Center for Complete Dentistry can provide you with comprehensive and friendly dental care in a modern dental practice. If you are looking for porcelain veneers near you, or cosmetic dentistry in the Charlotte area, visit Dr. Durning Moore. Give us a call at {new_patient_phone] today.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

How long do permanent veneers last?

For most patients, porcelain veneers last about 10 years. Although porcelain veneers can last longer if they are cared for properly. Some patients may have dental veneers who’s lifespan extends 20 years.

Can permanent veneers fall off?

Veneers are permanently placed in your mouth, however in some rare cases they may fall off due to misuse. If this happens they will need to be replaced with new veneers. You should not use your teeth to open things or chew on hard foods like ice.

which is stronger, dental veneers or Lumineers?

Lumineers (a brand of dental veneers) tend to be thinner and weaker than veneers, however they are still strong and a durable option. Porcelain veneers are the better aesthetic and durable option, but Lumineers require less preparation and planning to place. Many patients get Lumineers before getting veneers as a short term solution to hiding damaged teeth.