Dr. Giscombe and Associates, P.A.

3921 Sunset Ridge Rd. Suite 303
Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 781-3862




Are Veneers Right For Me?

By Blue Ridge Dental Care
November 09, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Your dentist at Raleigh, NC, knows his patients want to have better-looking smiles. For that reason, Dr. Ajamu Giscombe suggests dental veneersveneers. Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged.

Here are some things veneers can help with:

  • Stained teeth or discolored, due to poor hygiene, drinking coffee and tea, smoking, chewing tobacco or using antibiotics containing tetracycline.
  • Mishappened teeth, such as:
    • Crooked teeth
    • Worn or chipped teeth
    • Irregularly shaped teeth
    • Uneven surfaces and spacing between teeth, like overcrowdedness.

When you come into the Raleigh office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If he decides it is, then any underlying issues, like cavities, will need to be resolved first. Your dentist will prepare the teeth by removing some enamel from the surface of your teeth. Then a model of your teeth will be sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you. When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will then cement the veneers. Because your dentist removes some enamel, which is an irreversible process, and because veneers are made out of thin porcelain, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth. 

Other advantages to veneers, besides them concealing the faults mentioned above, is that veneers last longer than dental bondings and have an impressive color stability which makes them highly resistant to staining. So you'll be able to sip your tea or coffee without any worries.

In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. It's important to prevent the buildup of plaque which may result in cavities and other serious issues.

For more information on veneers, contact your dentists at Blue Ridge Dental Care in Raleigh, NC, by calling today!