Veneers in Raleigh, NC

While dental procedures like fillings, crowns, and root canals are important for the health of your teeth, veneers are purely cosmetic. They’re thin coverings that can be applied to the front surfaces of teeth to make them look better. There are many procedures involved in smile makeovers, and veneers are one of them.

Veneers are completely optional, so if you don’t want them, you don’t need to get them. At Pleasant Pines Dentistry in Raleigh, we can discuss your other options for a smile makeover. If we believe that veneers would be useful in your case then we’ll recommend them, but you get the final say.

The Procedure

While veneers are completely elective, they’re not very straightforward. For example, you’ll probably need to visit us a couple of times before we can apply your final veneers. There’s also work to do when it comes to shaping and designing veneers.

We need to adjust their shape and design. Men, for example, will need veneers with sharper edges than women. We’ll also have to adjust their color and shape based on the rest of your teeth. We usually make all of these adjustments to temporary veneers, and if you’re happy with the way they look, we can move on to permanent ones.

Before we stick veneers to your teeth, we’ll have to remove some enamel first. Enamel is what covers your teeth, and once it’s gone, it can’t regenerate. Removing enamel can be painful, so we’ll use local anesthesia to numb your mouth and teeth first.

Types of Veneers

Veneers are divided into porcelain and composite resin. Porcelain veneers look slightly better and are more solid than composite veneers. Unfortunately, they’re also more expensive. If you would rather save and are paying out-of-pocket, then perhaps composite resin veneers are the better option.

There are no restrictions on what you can do after getting veneers. It’s probably best to wait until the numbness wears off before eating, or else there’s a chance you’ll end up biting your lip. Try to avoid chewing or biting hard foods as they might damage your veneers.

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