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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Porcelain Veneers

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The entire team at Harlow Dental at Steele Creek believes firmly in the importance of patient education. We enjoy taking our time with every patient who sees us to ensure that questions are answered so you can enjoy the best oral health possible.

When you visit our dental office, we are always happy to answer your questions. Our goal is to teach you and your family members how to maintain optimal oral health and how to protect your smiles for life. After all, good oral health is a big part of staying in great overall health.

We hear a lot of the same questions repeated by our dental patients and have compiled a list of some of our most frequently asked questions for your convenience. We, of course, welcome any other questions or concerns you may have. And we are always willing to discuss those with you over the phone or during your next dental appointment.

At Harlow Dental, we encourage you to take advantage of our many years of dental experience. Feel free to ask us questions at any time! 

Porcelain Veneers

porcelain veneers in charlotte nc Veneers are Meant to Last a Lifetime!

Yes, veneers are a permanent dental treatment because some of the surfaces of the tooth must be removed to make room for the veneers. Once your dentist cements the veneers into place, they cannot be removed. Although some people might see this as a disadvantage of the procedure, there are many advantages to this cosmetic dental treatment.

  • Veneers can fix a multitude of dental problems in just a couple of trips to the dentist. In just a matter of weeks, your smile can go from dull to dazzling with the application of porcelain veneers.
  • Veneers can camouflage misaligned, stained, or damaged teeth, as well as teeth that look too short or have gaps.
  • Veneers are long-lasting and durable, and with proper care, you can expect your veneers to last for a decade or more.
  • Veneers are resistant to stains, so your white and bright smile will stay that way.
  • Most people who enjoy good oral health and have healthy gums make good candidates for veneers.

If you have additional questions about porcelain veneers or cosmetic dentistry in the Charlotte area, we invite you to contact Harlow Dental. Dr. Justin Harlow will be happy to talk to you about procedures to make your smile one you love to show the world!


Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can transform your smile in just two office visits. Dr. Justin Harlow goes to great lengths to customize porcelain veneers in Charlotte that deliver such natural-looking results that all anyone will ever notice is your beautiful smile!

A veneer is a wafer-thin shell of tooth-shaped porcelain that is customized to sit on the front of a tooth. Because they create a new surface, we use veneers to conceal all sorts of aesthetic flaws that detract from the beauty of your smile:

  • Conceal cracked or broken teeth
  • Resolve spacing issues
  • Hide stained or discolored teeth
  • Improve the shape or size of a tooth
  • Conceal slightly crooked teeth 

We can use a single veneer, several veneers, or a full set to help you achieve your goal of a perfectly proportioned, symmetrical smile. Dr. Harlow will listen carefully to your concerns so he can understand what aesthetic improvements you would like to make to your smile. 

During your veneers appointment at our Charlotte dental office, we may determine that another treatment may be more appropriate. Whatever plan we come up with, you can be confident that it will be personalized for your one-of-a-kind smile and will take all your unique needs into account.

The first step is to call Harlow Dental Steele Creek or Harlow Dental 7th Street to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!

The one thing that problems like chipped, stained, and crooked teeth have in common is that they can all be resolved with porcelain veneers. Since a veneer is a tooth-shaped shell of porcelain that sits on the surface of your tooth, our cosmetic dentist uses them to conceal numerous aesthetic smile flaws.

The first step is an appointment with Dr. Harlow to determine if veneers are the solution you need or if another treatment would be a better choice. If we decide that veneers are the right solution for your smile, we will schedule two appointments to plan and place your veneers at our Charlotte dental office.

During the first, our cosmetic dentist needs to prepare your teeth. Since porcelain veneers add bulk, we need to remove some enamel from each tooth so that they sit naturally along your gum line and blend evenly with surrounding teeth. Dr. Harlow then takes impressions and works with you to choose a shade for your veneers to match your smile.

We send all these specifications to a custom dental lab that fabricates your veneers, which takes about two weeks.

When we receive your new porcelain veneers back from the lab, you’ll return for the second appointment at our Charlotte dental office. Dr. Harlow will check them for fit, adjust them as necessary, and bond the veneers securely to your teeth. The result is a bright, beautiful, symmetrical appearance and a look that’s so natural that no one will ever suspect you’ve had any dental work done.

Do you have smile flaws and want to see if porcelain veneers are right for you? Call Harlow Dental, and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment to get started.

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