Do you have several stained or discolored teeth? Are you looking for a permanent solution to tooth damage? Try porcelain veneers that Dr. Shannon French offers to her patients in Bladenboro, NC. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the front of the tooth enamel. This cosmetic dental solution can address chips and cracks in the tooth enamel as well as brighten the look of stained and discolored teeth. To find out more about whether dental veneers are right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneer treatment begins when Dr. French prepares the surface of the teeth for bonding. After administering a local anesthetic, she will etch and buff a small portion of the tooth surface. This is done to ensure that the bonding material and veneers conform to the teeth. Then, Dr. French will take impressions of your teeth, which are used to create your veneers in a dental lab. When the veneers are ready, Dr. French will ensure that they are properly bonded to the teeth. She will also check the fit, shape, and color of the veneers.
It is normal to feel sensitivity after the teeth have been prepared for the veneers. Avoid drinking or eating very cold or hot beverages and foods. You may also want to refrain from eating hard and crunchy foods after treatment. Soft foods are easier on the teeth. Porcelain veneers do not require any special care. They can be brushed and flossed normally. We encourage patients to visit our office if there are any changes in the fit of their veneers, or if their veneers are old and damaged. Our team can repair the veneers or replace them with new ones.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Read answers to questions our patients often ask about dental veneers:
Can I whiten porcelain veneers?
No, if you have old or stained veneers, we can replace them for you. Veneers and other cosmetic and restorative treatments like tooth bonding and dental crowns cannot be whitened. This is because they are made of porcelain ceramic or biocompatible material.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers are the best option for patients who want long-lasting and permanent results. For long-lasting results, continue to maintain your oral hygiene and schedule visits to our office. Veneers typically only require minor repairs after several years. Properly maintaining your oral health lengthens the lifespan of your cosmetic treatment.
Request a Dental Appointment
Call Bladenboro Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for care today at 910-469-4592. You may also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. French or another member of her team on our website.