Porcelain Veneers in Charlotte, NC
Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Do you hide it behind your hand — or simply avoid smiling altogether? If you don’t like the impression your smile gives, cosmetic dentistry could be the answer.
There are many different cosmetic dentistry treatments available in today’s modern world. We offer state-of-the-art cosmetic dental services to our Charlotte, NC dental patients who long for a better, more brilliant smile.
If your teeth are crooked, misaligned, or stained, and you find yourself hiding them so others cannot see them, there is good news. You can have a perfectly straight, white, and bright smile in a relatively short amount of time with porcelain veneers.
Dr. H. Justin Harlow has helped countless Charlotte, Pineville, and Fort Mill, NC dental patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of. If you are ready to flaunt a more confident smile and laugh out loud, we can help. Contact us at Harlow Dental by calling (704) 588-1515 today to learn more.
- What is so great about porcelain veneers?
- How do porcelain veneers work?
- What is it like to live with porcelain veneers?
- What are the next steps once I am ready to receive porcelain veneers?
What is so great about porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for patients looking to solve numerous aesthetic concerns. Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dental services at our Charlotte, NC dental offices, and it is easy to understand why. You can easily create a highly-customized smile with porcelain veneers, and you are also able to focus on the area or areas of your mouth that you would most like to improve. For instance, veneers can be used to cover up stained front teeth that are resistant to teeth whitening treatments.
How does having straight teeth without needing years of orthodontic treatment sound? Porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because they can conceal misaligned or crooked teeth without any need for traditional teeth straightening. Veneers can provide a more affordable solution in situations where you want to change how the positioning of your teeth look.
If your teeth feel as though they are the wrong size or shape for your mouth, veneers can help with that, too. Dr. Harlow can use porcelain veneers to reshape your teeth so they are better suited to your face, lips, and gums. Because veneers are so customizable, we can apply them to teeth of nearly any shape, size, texture, or color. Porcelain veneers truly are a great option if you want to discover a smile that feels more like it was meant for you.
When you choose porcelain veneers from our Charlotte, NC dental team, you can rest assured that you will end up with a smile that is beautiful, uniform, and unique to you. No two smiles are alike, after all. We are always welcoming dental patients from the Charlotte, NC area to our dental practice. If you would like to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Harlow, please contact our front desk during our normal business hours.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Another great aspect of porcelain veneers is that they are relatively easy to prepare for and relatively easy to apply. Once you have made the decision to move forward with veneers in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Harlow can get your teeth ready almost immediately.
Porcelain veneers are permanently bonded to the outside of your existing tooth structure. This means that our dental team has to prepare your natural teeth to receive the artificial veneer.
Before your porcelain veneers are applied, Dr. Harlow will prepare your existing teeth by removing a very small amount of tooth enamel. This enamel is removed to make room for the thin shell-like structure of the veneers. This process will ensure that after the veneers are applied, they will look natural and translucent rather than thick and fake. Your veneers should be very subtle and look just like your natural teeth.
Because Dr. Harlow has to remove enamel from your teeth, this process also means that once your teeth are prepared, the procedure is permanent. For this reason, we always encourage our Charlotte cosmetic dental patients to think about whether they really want porcelain veneers for a few months before committing to the procedure.
After your porcelain veneers have been applied, you are free to leave our dental offices! Most veneers are placed in a single appointment. The length of your appointment will vary based on the condition of your natural teeth and how many veneers you are receiving. Once you get home, you can eat and chew normally just like you always have.
What is it like to live with porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are typically a very low-maintenance cosmetic dentistry option. Living with porcelain veneers should not change any aspect of your daily routine.
Veneers are designed to look completely natural, which means most people will be unable to tell that you even have them. Porcelain veneers are also resistant to stains, so your smile will stay white, bright, and straight. To avoid any potential staining, however, avoid dark foods and beverages, and do not use your front teeth to bite into brightly-colored foods such as berries.
You should continue your oral hygiene routine as normal and care for your veneers just as you would your natural teeth. Be diligent about home care: brush twice each day and floss once each day. Stay up to date with trips twice a year to the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings.
Protect your investment by taking good care of your oral health. Porcelain veneers can give you a beautiful smile for as long as 10 or 15 years before they need to be replaced! The more attentively you care for your porcelain veneers, the longer they will last.
Many of our Charlotte, NC dental patients who have received porcelain veneers later come back to tell us what a difference their veneers have made in their overall confidence levels. When you choose to receive porcelain veneers from us, your new smile will be symmetrical and attractive. Veneers can truly cover the majority of cosmetic problems, from the spacing of your teeth to their shape and shade.
What are the next steps once I am ready to receive porcelain veneers?
Now that you have learned more about why porcelain veneers are a wonderful dental treatment option, you can begin moving toward your own set of veneers! We don’t want you to spend another day unhappy with your teeth.
If you are ready to begin your journey, start by calling Dr. Harlow today. Both of our Charlotte dental offices can schedule your dental appointment with Dr. Harlow so you can meet and determine the best course of treatment. Dr. Harlow and our dental team will be able to tell you whether or not you are a good candidate for veneers. If your teeth are in good health overall, we will likely be able to create a dental veneer treatment plan.
At Harlow Dental, we work hard to provide you with quality treatment and fast turnaround time. Give us a call today at (704) 764-0060, and we will do everything we can to schedule your dental appointment for that very same week. We look forward to treating you!