in Archdale, NC
Achieve a Flawless Smile
Looking for a way to improve your smile’s appearance and fix minor cosmetic issues? At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. MacDonald can give you a flawless smile with the help of porcelain veneers. This aesthetically pleasing treatment can mask stained, chipped, crooked, or otherwise imperfect teeth to give you the smile of your dreams.
Discover how porcelain veneers can benefit your smile and oral health by reading our helpful patient guide below.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, transparent shells that adhere to the front surface of teeth for an improved smile appearance. By carefully placing the thin layer of glass-like ceramic porcelain on the surface of your teeth, our experienced Archdale dentists can deliver a natural-looking smile that radiates beauty and provides ultimate protection.
They’re customized for each individual to match their natural teeth for a stunning appearance. Veneers are ideal for patients looking to cover up any number of minor cosmetic imperfections.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Our porcelain veneers cosmetic treatment is a patient favorite due to many favorable benefits. Using our advanced technology and the combination of our four experienced dentists, we’re able to deliver remarkable results that blend beautifully with your natural teeth.
Patients who receive porcelain veneers experience the following favored benefits:
- Complete coverage of cosmetic flaws
- A new smile in just two appointments
- Improved strength and functionality
- A durable, long-lasting treatment
- Natural look, feel, and function
Our Porcelain Veneers Process Your porcelain veneers treatment can be completed in as little as two appointments to our Archdale dental office. Depending on the extent of your smile goals, your treatment will consist of the following three steps:
1. At your initial consultation, one of our experienced dentists will map out your desired smile by determining what size, shape, and type of veneer will fit perfectly.
2. Next, we’ll prepare your smile by removing a small amount of enamel from the teeth so there’s enough room for your veneers to be placed. We’ll protect your teeth with a temporary restoration while we wait for your custom veneers to be created.
3. The final step for your smile makeover is placing your permanent veneers. Once they’re bonded to your teeth, you’ll be able to leave our office with a dazzling new smile.
Porcelain Veneer Care
With proper care and good oral hygiene, porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years or longer. Luckily, maintaining your veneers is as simple as caring for natural teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash helps maintain your beautiful smile with porcelain veneers.
It’s important to visit our Archdale office for biannual dental appointments. This allows us to thoroughly clean your teeth, examine your veneers, and prevent the progression of any oral problems. We also recommend avoiding certain foods and beverages that stain teeth, such as red wine, berries, tea, and coffee. Hard foods like hard candy, popcorn, and nuts can also hurt the integrity of your veneers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can porcelain veneers damage your teeth?
No, porcelain veneers won’t damage your teeth. However, before your veneers procedure, your dentist may need to remove a small portion of your enamel for a smooth and accurate placement. Each veneer is customized to cover the surface of your natural tooth for a perfect and comfortable fit.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Our natural-looking, porcelain veneers are designed to last for up to several decades with the right care. To maintain your veneers, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day and flossing daily. Make sure to schedule biannual checkups and teeth cleanings so our Triad team can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. You should also avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods to prevent damaging your veneers.
Is it painful to get veneers?
No, the veneers process isn’t painful. We’ll apply a local anesthetic around the affected area to eliminate any pain or discomfort you may experience during the procedure. From the moment you walk in, our Triad team will be with you every step of the way to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. In just a few short visits, we can help you achieve a flawless smile and lasting results with veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The average cost of porcelain veneers can range from $925 to $2,500 per tooth but can last for decades with proper care. However, the cost is different for each patient and depends on several factors, like the condition of your natural tooth and how many veneers are placed.
At your consultation, we’ll provide you with a breakdown of expenses tailored to your customized treatment plan. Our Archdale practice offers affordable financing options so that our patients can afford the care they need and deserve.
Let Triad Cosmetic Dentistry Enhance Your Smile
We know many patients’ concern for veneers is the cost of treatment. At your consultation, before moving forward with the process, you’ll be able to receive an estimate of the overall costs. Each patient is unique and the cost will depend on the number of teeth being treated.
Porcelain veneers are a superior alternative to many other cosmetic treatments because of their longevity and high level of attractiveness. If you think veneers will fulfill your smile goals, then contact us today to learn more about your options. Call our Archdale office at (336) 434-3186 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists. We look forward to meeting you!