Do you hold back from smiling because you’re embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth? Your smile is a natural and unique part of who you are, but if you dislike how yours looks, it can significantly impact your self-confidence.
Our cosmetic dentist at Charlotte Dental Arts, Dr. Edwin Porter, is experienced in the artistic and technical aspects of these custom smile makeovers and can create your dream smile in as few as two appointments with porcelain veneers! Contact our experienced team for an appointment today!
Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
Virtually all patients with cosmetic problems are candidates for dental veneers or Lumineers if they are in good oral health. As a cosmetic dentistry treatment, veneers aren’t meant to resolve functional issues with teeth, such as a bad bite (malocclusion). Instead, they can be a great option if you have the following issues in your smile zone, or the teeth that show when you smile:
Treatment with veneers or Lumineers is a highly personalized and detailed process at our Charlotte, NC dental practice. To provide the greatest aesthetics, these restorations must both hide problem teeth and provide the appearance of a new smile that looks and feels completely natural.
During your first appointment, our cosmetic dentist will remove a few millimeters of the front surface of your tooth enamel. This ensures that your custom restorations fit naturally and comfortably over your existing teeth. If you choose Lumineers, this option has an ultra-thin design that eliminates the need for tooth preparation! Next, we’ll take digital impressions of your teeth, which will be used to hand-design your veneers to the most ideal size, shape, and color for a beautiful new smile.
When your restorations are ready, you’ll return to our cosmetic dentistry practice in Charlotte, NC for a second appointment. We’ll first verify the final fit of your veneers or Lumineers and then bond them securely to your teeth. You won’t need to complete any special maintenance with these restorations, and though they won’t stain as natural teeth do, you should continue brushing and flossing each day.
The long-lasting result of your smile makeover is a completely new smile that complements your gum and lip line, facial features, and skin tone! In short, you’ll have the smile of your dreams, and one that will last you for many years to come. Don’t wait to schedule your two office visits and get the smile of your dreams!
What Is The Difference Between Veneers And Lumineers?
Veneers are a type of dental cosmetic material that can restore a patients smile should there be any misaligned, misshaped, discolored, or crooked teeth. Lumineers are a type of dental veneer that require less preparation and dental work to be placed. Lumineers are made from thinner materials than veneers and are a great alternative for those looking for a lighter, more translucent dental feel and look.
While both dental veneers and lumineers in Charlotte, NC offer patients a new and improved smile in a natural looking way, there are a few additional differences and variations in material and results.
Made from a thicker material
Long lasting (5-20 years with good care)
May require additional natural tooth adjustment so teeth can fit the veneer
Are typically offered universally as a restorative option
Thinner than porcelain veneers
Can last as long as veneers, but more susceptible to damage
Require less preparation time (adjustment of natural tooth thickness or shape)
Are not offered by all dental professionals
The Many Advantages Of Dental Veneers
Veneers and Lumineers provide a host of improvements to your smile. Because Dr. Porter crafts each set of veneers or Lumineers to match your teeth and skin tone, as well as your other facial features, you get a dramatic improvement in your smile … without the need for surgery!
And because you can get these dental treatments in as few as two visits, you don’t need to worry about provisional replacements or wait for results, as you would with orthodontic treatment.