Our dentist can provide dental veneers in Durham, North Carolina, to help you achieve your best smile! Dental veneers help to cover the imperfections in your teeth and give you a naturally beautiful look. Call Providence Smiles today at 919-682-4861 to set up an appointment with Dr. Kwame Gyampo and get started on a more radiant smile.

What Dental Veneers Are

Dental veneers are stain-resistant shells made out of resin or porcelain that are attached to your teeth for a more attractive appearance. They are very thin, and they are designed to match the color of your teeth.

What Dental Veneers Help With

Dental veneers can help with the following aesthetic issues:

  • Gaps and spaces between your teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Mishappen teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Worn teeth

Dental Veneers Process

First, we will examine your smile to see if dental veneers are the best option for your smile. If your smile has bigger alignment or crookedness issues, then you may require braces first. If dental veneers are a good choice for your teeth, our dentist will work with you to find the best shade for your veneers. We can match the current shade of your teeth, or if you would like to brighten your smile, we can use veneers that are up to several shades lighter. We will trim your teeth, removing about a millimeter of enamel to help make sure your veneers will fit. We will then take an impression of your teeth. With our 3D printer, we can print your veneers here in office.

When your veneers are ready, we will make sure the color, size and shape of the veneers are correct for your smile. We will give you a teeth cleaning and then roughen the surface of your teeth to make the veneer attach better. To attach your dental veneers, we will typically use dental cement and then cure, or harden, the cement with a type of light. You will likely need to come in for another appointment a week or two later so we can check on the state and placement of your veneers.

Benefits of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are a relatively simple solution to fixing issues with your smile. Veneers help hide dental flaws, and they are less invasive than crowns or implants, as crowns require more enamel to be removed and implants consist of both an implant placed in your jaw and a dental crown.

They are also made of tooth-colored material, giving you a beautiful smile that looks natural. If taken care of well, veneers can last for a long time, even ten years.

How To Care for Dental Veneers
After your veneers are placed, it is very important to take care of them to help them last. Dental veneers also need to be brushed, so keep up a good dental hygiene routine with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Avoid chewing on pencils and fingernails, and use scissors to open packages instead of your teeth. If you play sports, wear a mouth guard. If you experience bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, look into getting a night guard to protect your veneers from becoming worn.

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We are excited to show you the transformation your smile can undergo with dental veneers. If you would like to learn more about dental veneers and see if they are right for your smile, we invite you to give us a call to speak with one of our team members. We can answer your questions and schedule you a consultation with our dentist! We look forward to seeing you and your smile!

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