Do you have chipped, cracked, worn, or misaligned teeth that make you self-conscious?
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that covers imperfections and gives you a natural-looking smile.
The dentists at Brandyberry & Associates in Thomasville, NC, craft custom porcelain veneers to transform your smile.
Traditional Veneers vs Minimal-Prep Veneers
At our Thomasville, NC, practice, we offer minimal-prep veneers and traditional veneers, giving our patients more treatment options.
Both types of veneers require the removal of a small amount of enamel from the tooth in order to properly fit and blend with your natural teeth. Minimal-prep veneers require even less alteration to the natural tooth and are much thinner. This is a great solution to cover cosmetic imperfections while maintaining as much of the natural tooth as possible.
If you have significant discoloration, traditional veneers may be a better solution, as they hide discoloration better. However, minimal-prep veneers can, in some cases, be reversible. Generally, teeth that have been prepped for traditional veneers will always require some kind of restoration.
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What Materials Are Veneers Made Of?
How Long Do Dental Veneers Last?
Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting solution. The average lifespan of porcelain veneers is 10 years, but with proper maintenance, they can last even longer. However, over time, the porcelain can become worn down and susceptible to breakage and may need to be replaced.
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Not sure if porcelain veneers are right for you? Want to explore your options?
Our team of dentists, Dr. Christian Brandyberry, Dr. Amelia Wan, and Dr. Grant Hardesty, are dedicated to helping patients find long-lasting and natural-looking solutions that bring out the best in their smiles.
We offer free consultations to answer any questions and help you determine if minimal-prep or traditional veneers can give you the smile you've longed for.
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One of our skilled dentists will perform an initial consultation to determine if dental veneers are the right course of treatment and recommend which type of veneer is best for you. In some cases, veneers can be placed in just one appointment, but some cases require at least two. At the first appointment, the dentist will perform any necessary preparation and then take impressions of your teeth to craft your custom porcelain veneers.
Our Thomasville, NC, practice offers digital impressions, eliminating the need for messy putty and allowing you to see what your smile will look like ahead of time. Our state-of-the-art technology also includes CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, allowing our practice to craft your custom dental veneers in-house instead of sending them to an off-site lab, saving time.
Both traditional veneers and minimal-prep veneers require the dentist to remove a small amount of enamel from the natural teeth. This allows for the veneers to be properly fitted and bonded to the tooth. With traditional dental veneers, the dentist removes about 0.5 to 0.7 millimeters of enamel from the surface of your tooth. Minimal-prep dental veneers require even less enamel to be removed. This amount will vary based on what is required to prevent the veneers from protruding and looking fake next to your natural teeth.
Once your porcelain veneers are placed, the dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment at our Thomasville, NC, practice to ensure the veneers fit properly without gum irritation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers will vary based on the patient's needs. Some people may require only one or two veneers while others may want to cover all the teeth visible when they smile. During your free consultation, we will discuss the best course of treatment for you, as well as the costs.
Do veneers hurt?
Most patients have no discomfort during placement. Veneers are minimally invasive and require only a thin layer of enamel to be removed, and there is no downtime or recovery with veneers.
Why choose veneers instead of whitening?
Teeth whitening can only help with surface stains. Stains that reach the deeper layers of the tooth cannot be whitened even with professional whitening. Dental veneers work by concealing the stains behind thin shells of natural-looking porcelain.
Is there a limit to how many veneers I can get?
Assuming your teeth are healthy, no. At your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss your cosmetic goals with you, see if the teeth are healthy enough to support veneers, and determine how many veneers would help you achieve your cosmetic goals and fit your budget.
Caring for your porcelain veneers is as simple as brushing and flossing properly and having regular professional cleanings. Good oral hygiene is critical to avoid decay in the tooth under the veneer. Your dentist will give you full instructions on how to properly maintain your teeth for a beautiful smile that will last years!
If you grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist about a night mouthguard to prevent excessive wear on your veneers.