If you are unhappy with your smile and are looking for ways to transform the appearance of your teeth, Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offer many affordable and effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dr. James Furgurson and his associate Dr. White are experienced cosmetic dentists that have improved the health and aesthetics of many patients’ smiles. They often recommend dental veneers to patients with chipped, crooked, or discolored teeth. We are currently welcoming patients from Durham, NC who are interested in using porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of their smile.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells that are bonded to the front of a tooth to improve the appearance. By using dental impressions, the veneer is customized for an exact fit to the tooth. Since a small amount of the tooth structure is removed to accommodate it, this cosmetic dental treatment is considered a permanent dental restoration. To care them, you should brush and floss like you normally do on a daily basis. If properly cared for, they can last up to 15 years. This process requires two to three visits to our Durham, NC area dentist office to complete. Our dentists will use porcelain veneers to fix:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained, discolored or yellowed teeth
- Stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need orthodontic treatment
- Gaps between teeth
Porcelain Veneer Process
The entire porcelain veneer process should take two to three visits to our Durham, NC area dentist office. You will first meet with Dr. Furgurson or Dr. White to determine if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic treatment for you. This will include a comprehensive exam and consultation where you can also share your concerns with the aesthetics of your smile. Using digital imagery, your dentist can show you what your smile will look like teeth veneers.
Dr. Furgurson or Dr. White will prepare your teeth by filing off a minimal amount of tooth enamel. Removing as little tooth structure as they can, this will create room for the teeth veneers to fit securely and comfortably. Your dentist will take a digital impression of your teeth needed to fabricate your porcelain veneers. They will be hand-fabricated by a talented ceramist in a dental laboratory. We will also do a shade analysis to ensure the veneers will blend in with your surrounding natural teeth.
Once your permanent veneers arrive at our Durham, NC area dentist office, Dr. Furgurson or Dr. White will ensure proper fit and color. If you are satisfied with the appearance, the porcelain veneers will then be permanently cemented to your teeth.
Call for a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers and the benefits they offer, schedule an appointment with Dr. Furgurson or Dr. White. You can reach our office at 919.736.6175 or request a consultation online today. To determine if dental veneers are the right treatment for you, they will evaluate your entire mouth and oral health. We are currently welcoming new patients from Durham, NC!