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What’s the process for getting porcelain veneers?

couple with veneers riding bikes in charlotte ncThe 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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