Porcelain veneers Dan Dube Dentist Wilmington NC

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers Wilmington NC are incredibly thin shells of tooth-colored material that are custom-made and affixed to the front surface of existing teeth.  Dentists can provide patients with teeth that differ in color, shape, or length by bonding veneers to natural teeth.  This is a procedure meant to provide brighter, healthier smiles to those who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth.

What are the different types of veneers?

The preferred material is porcelain. Porcelain veneers Wilmington NC are favored because they better resist stains. They also do a better job of mimicking the properties of natural teeth.  The alternative is to obtain veneers made from resin composite materials. These are thinner than porcelain veneers Wilmington NC, and require the dentist to remove less of the tooth surface before placing the veneer.  They are not quite as natural in their appearance, nor are they are good at warding off stains.

Who are the best candidates for porcelain veneers Wilmington NC?

Veneers are used to fix several common dental problems, including discoloration.  Teeth that are worn down or chipped and broken can also be repaired with veneers.  Veneers are good options for those who have misaligned teeth, oddly-shaped teeth, or teeth with gaps between them.

What is it like having porcelain veneers Wilmington NC put on?

After your initial evaluation, you will have an appointment in which Dr. Dube removes about half a millimeter of enamel from the appropriate tooth or teeth.  He’ll also makes a model of your tooth, and will send out for the veneers to be custom-made—a process that will take no more than two weeks.  Then, you’ll come into the office for the veneers to be bonded to your teeth, which can be done in just one, relatively brief visit.

How long do porcelain veneers Wilmington NC last?

Dental veneers can last from five to 10 years, sometimes even longer. The lifespan of your dental veneers is largely dependent on your standards of oral hygiene.  There is no special maintenance work needed. Regular brushing and flossing is all it takes to maximize the lifespan of your veneers.  Veneers are generally not covered by insurance companies. It is certainly worth checking with your insurance company before you have the process done.

For more information about veneers, or to schedule an evaluation, contact us today at (910) 791-0986.