Dental Veneers in Fayetteville, NC
Teeth are used in daily functions such as eating and talking, and are vulnerable to chips and stains. Incidents such as sports injuries, car accidents, or even drinking a few glasses of wine can negatively affect the appearance of your teeth.
Luckily, Dr. Choe offers a cosmetic dentistry treatment called veneers to ensure your beautiful smile is restored.
What Are Veneers?
If you’re looking to smooth or whiten your teeth, Dr. Choe may offer you dental veneers. These cosmetic solutions are thin shells made of a strong porcelain material. They’re designed to cover the front of your damaged teeth and blend in flawlessly with your natural smile.
Veneers are a perfect solution for those whose teeth are:
Veneers are thin–approximately 0.5 mm thick–and are created to match the shape and color of your existing teeth so they blend in perfectly.
The Veneers Placement Process
In order for Dr. Choe to place your dental veneers, he must prepare your damaged teeth beforehand. To ensure you don’t feel any pain during the process, he’ll numb the area around the tooth before proceeding with the next steps.
Once we’ve matched the veneers to your existing teeth, Dr. Choe will need to remove a small amount of enamel to make sure your new veneer doesn’t stick out past your other teeth. Next, he’ll bond the veneer to your tooth to ensure it’s firmly secured in place for many years to come.
Caring for Your Veneers
Veneers are durable additions to your teeth that will last for at least 15-20 years if you maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. Dr. Choe recommends brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash regularly. To ensure they don’t become scratched, it’s recommended that you use a gentle, non-abrasive toothpaste.
Even though they’re made of a strong porcelain material, veneers are still vulnerable to stains. To minimize this risk, we suggest limiting your intake of dark food and drinks and rinsing with water frequently if you do consume them.
Trying to Determine If Veneers Are Right for You?
Veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution to fixing damaged, uneven, or stained teeth, and we encourage you to contact our knowledgeable staff with any questions you may have about them.
Call us at 910-864-2944 to start your journey of receiving a flawless new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the veneers procedure painful?
The porcelain veneers procedure is completely pain-free. One of our dentists will be sure to numb the area prior to the treatment so you won’t feel a thing. After you receive your new veneers, your teeth and gums may feel sensitive for a few days.
Any discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen or a cold compress.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
No — veneers can actually reinforce the strength of your teeth, especially weak teeth that are prone to damage. Veneers also provide a cover to protect your teeth. However, when preparing your teeth for veneers, we’ll need to shave off part of the enamel to make room and provide a surface for them to adhere to.
Who is a candidate for dental veneers?
Dental veneers can remedy a wide range of cosmetic flaws, and are an ideal solution for the vast majority of Dr. Choe’s patients at Westlake Family Dentistry. Before Dr. Choe applies your veneers, he’ll make sure that the teeth to be treated are healthy and strong. For patients who grind their teeth, Dr. Choe might recommend a special night guard to protect natural teeth and veneers from breakage or wear.
To determine if you’re a candidate, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Choe by calling (910) 864-2944. During the consultation, he’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan to meet your needs.
How do I care for dental veneers?
After the procedure, you’ll want to slowly incorporate different foods into your diet while you get used to your new pearly whites. Then, taking care of your veneers is as easy and simple as taking care of your natural teeth.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and floss regularly. Make sure to use a gentle, non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent scratching or damaging your veneers. You’ll also want to avoid food and beverages that are known to stain.
Don’t forget to schedule biannual check-ups at our Fayetteville office to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. During these appointments, we’ll also examine your veneers to ensure they’re in the best shape possible or to let you know if it’s time for a new set. With proper care, your veneers can last 15 years or longer.