By James L. Pyle, DDS
April 11, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   Veneers  

Dental veneers could just be the ideal way to get your perfect smile.veneers

Have you been contemplating ways to revamp and change your appearance? If so, then thoughts may have turned to how you could improve the look of your smile. Our Durham, NC, cosmetic dentist, Dr. James Pyle, makes it easy to get the beautiful smile you want. When you get dental veneers, people will think that you were just lucky to be born with that beautiful smile (don’t worry; you don’t have to correct them).

Quickly enhance the shape, color or length of your teeth with dental veneers. These customized, translucent shells are designed to look just like natural teeth and are bonded to the front of one or more teeth to cover common cosmetic problems such as:

  • Discolorations
  • Chips, cracks and breaks
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Minor crowding
  • Oddly shaped teeth
  • Uneven or worn teeth

There are a lot of issues that dental veneers can easily mask. Of course, it’s important to recognize that veneers are only designed to mask cosmetic problems and not fix functional problems. While some small cracks and chips can be safely buffed out and covered with a veneer, some fractures will require more intense treatment to prevent the fracture from getting worse.

What goes into getting dental veneers in Durham, NC?

There are several different steps to getting dental veneers. On average, it usually takes about three trips to our office to get your new smile. You will first have to undergo a consultation with us to determine whether veneers are the best choice based on your oral health, lifestyle and treatment goals.

From there, we will take impressions of your mouth to be sent to the dental lab that will make your veneers. Each veneer is specially crafted and designed to fit your teeth and your teeth only.

The next step is to prep the teeth for your veneers. This preparation is minimal and can often be performed with anesthesia. We will need to file down a very miniscule amount of enamel from the front of your teeth. Why? So that the veneers won’t look bulky when they are bonded to your teeth.

Once your veneers are made and sent back to our office we will have you come in for a fitting and to make sure nothing needs to be adjusted before bonding the restorations permanently to your teeth.

If you are ready to take the next step and find out if your smile is ideal for dental veneers, then call our Durham, NC, dental office today to learn more. Dental veneers can be a great way to finally get the smile you’ve been dreaming about.