Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent restoration for the treatment of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Made from ultra-thin, high-quality ceramic material they will reflect light like your natural teeth and are customized to blend with your appearance for a beautiful result.
Dr. Cook places porcelain veneers to address a range of concerns:
Tooth damage: chipped teeth, cracked teeth.
Discolored teeth: teeth that are considered resistant to bleaching or for patients desiring a permanent whitening result.
Gaps between teeth: porcelain veneers can close gaps for a more symmetrical smile.
Misshapen teeth: if one or more of your teeth is crooked or misshapen and there are no concerns about the function of your bite, porcelain veneers can be placed to change their appearance.
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
Dr. Cook will meet with you to thoroughly evaluate the condition of your smile and to discuss your cosmetic concerns to determine that porcelain veneers are right for you.
The porcelain veneers process will involve two to three visits to our Chapel Hill dental office for the design, creation, and placement of your new smile.
Dr. Cook will begin by preparing the teeth where veneers are to be placed. This involves the removal of a small amount of the tooth surface so that the veneers can fit comfortably while maintaining your natural bite. The next step is to take dental impressions which will be used to create your custom veneers. Temporary restorations may be placed if necessary until your custom veneers are ready to be placed.
Once complete, your new porcelain veneers will be permanently secured by Dr. Cook in our office. Any necessary adjustments will be made for a comfortable and stable fit and the surface will be polished for a natural appearance and smooth texture.