Do You Have Stained or Damaged Teeth?
Try porcelain veneers in Charlotte, NC for a customized smile makeover with lasting results. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin translucent porcelain ceramic shells. The dentist bonds the veneers to the front and sides of teeth. Porcelain veneers offer a natural look that your dentist color-matches to your teeth.
A cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Greg Reece provides high-quality dental veneers to address a range of cosmetic dentistry concerns or tooth damage. If we use them for restorative purposes, dental insurance can cover your treatment. Dr. Reece will take the time to evaluate your dental health, identify any underlying problems that could impact your result, and create an individual treatment plan for your needs.
Real Patients, Real Results
- Hide a single crooked tooth
- Repair chipped and broken natural teeth
- Cover stained teeth
- Close spaces between teeth
- Teeth whitening alternative
Your dentist at Dentistry of the Queen City can address your crooked, stained, or damaged teeth with affordable porcelain veneers. Our dental care professionals will work with you through every step of the treatment process to ensure that you are getting the care you need.
Porcelain Veneers Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Prior to your cosmetic dental treatment, Dr. Reece will discuss your budget, goals, and oral health with you. He does this first to ensure that porcelain veneers are the right option for you. After a dental exam, he will create a treatment plan to address all of your oral health issues.
After you have accepted the treatment plan, Dr. Reece will begin the procedure to improve your smile. He will first prepare your tooth enamel by removing some of the tooth structure from the front and sides of your teeth. He will then take an impression or mold of the teeth. While a dental lab crafts your custom-made veneer, Dr. Reece will provide you with a temporary porcelain veneer.
Once complete, your dentist will bond the custom porcelain veneer to your tooth with ceramic dental cement. Dr. Reece may make some changes to make sure the porcelain veneer is the right size and shape.
How do I care for porcelain veneers?
To maintain your new veneers and enjoy a lasting result, practice a good daily oral hygiene routine at home. You can still get cavities under your veneers, so it is important to keep on brushing twice a day and floss. Also be sure to visit with us for preventive dental care twice a year. Dr. Reece and our team will monitor the state of your veneers. He will also look for any signs of damage to repair quickly and conservatively before it gets worse.
Porcelain veneers are also resistant to staining and can last for years with proper dental care. Although they are stain resistant, avoid dark beverages and foods that can stain teeth to help keep your real teeth from getting darker than the veneer. Rinsing your mouth after drinking coffee, tea or darker beverages can also help to minimize staining over time.
Avoid chewing on hard objects or nail-biting as the veneers may chip or break. If you notice that your bite doesn’t feel right or you feel any discomfort, call our office and we will fix it as soon as possible. Your comfort is our priority.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
What happens to teeth underneath veneers?
Although rare, bacteria and plaque may migrate beneath the veneer if the dentist did not place them properly. It is easy for plaque to sneak in and attack the tooth. This may cause tooth decay beneath your veneers and can create cavities.
Do Veneers stay the same color forever?
Veneers are mostly stain resistant. Your teeth may stain but your veneers should stay the same color for a long time. In general, they will last for years before needing a touch up.
Do veneers normally smell bad?
No, they do not normally smell bad. This is because they fit directly against the front of your natural tooth. In some rare cases, gaps can form and create space that may trap plaque and bacteria. Veneers may start to smell, or give you bad breath if this is the case.
Schedule A Dental Exam with our Dentist in Charlotte, NC
Do you want a more beautiful smile? Call Dentistry of the Queen City at 704-486-8911 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers near you. Dr. Reece and his professional team offer comfortable dental care to patients in their Charlotte, NC office. They have extensive experience with placing porcelain veneers and handling other cosmetic or restorative dentistry cases.