To make a smile beautiful, it requires some extra work from your dentist. As we age, time can take a toll on teeth and make them appear lackluster, dull, and unattractive. If yours could use some renewal, Dr. Ajamu Giscombe may recommend enhancement with porcelain veneers. The results are sure to make you grin from ear to ear because they offer a complete transformation of the color, shape, size, and durability. We recommend Raleigh, NC, patients schedule a consultation to determine if this cosmetic dental service is right for you.
What are Porcelain Veneers
For teeth that have severe discoloration, are worn down in size, or suffer from chips cracks or fractures, veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that recreate the natural appearance of teeth. The procedure is minimally-invasive and typically takes two visits over six weeks to complete. Dr. Giscombe can discuss the process in detail once you decide to move forward. Porcelain veneers are an irreversible process, so you must be sure that they are the best solution for your specific needs. He'll make sure that you are as informed as possible before choosing to proceed.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are popular with patients because they are virtually invisible, which means they are barely noticeable by family and friends. Because of this, you won't have to worry about their appearance once Dr. Giscombe applies them to the enamel. Other benefits include:
Caring for Your Restorations
Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, but that doesn't mean they don't require daily upkeep. You'll need to care for them just as you would your natural teeth. Home care for these restorations should include a devotion to brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once daily to remove food particles. Additionally, it helps to eat a nutritious diet that consists of fruits and vegetables to keep bacteria at a minimum and reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease. You'll also need to schedule annual checkups to our Raleigh, NC, office to ensure that your porcelain veneers stay in tip-top shape.
If you're hiding your smile because of discoloration, chips, cracks, or enamel that has worn down, consult with Dr. Ajamu Giscombe to speak about what you'd like to achieve from a cosmetic dentistry transformation. After performing a smile assessment and addressing questions or concerns, he'll determine your candidacy during the initial visit. For more information about porcelain veneers, and other services provided at Blue Ridge Dental Care, visit our website. Please call (919) 781-3862 for appointment scheduling in our Raleigh, NC, office.