Veneers are one of the best ways to make immediate enhancements to the overall look of a person’s smile. They consist of thin wafer-like shells that are applied on the front surface of one’s teeth. Once applied, veneers make instant improvements to a person’s smile, correcting issues such as misshapen, damaged and uneven teeth. With their incredible simplicity and versatility, veneers are quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available.
There are many applications for veneers, including:
- Making color adjustments
- Fixing crooked and misshapen teeth
- Repairing chipped or damaged teeth
- Adjusting the size of teeth
Veneers are nearly invisible after they have been placed over a person’s teeth thanks to their ultra-thin design. Once applied, they offer the appearance of healthy, white tooth enamel. Since they are built from special stain-resistant materials, veneers are typically not prone to being stained by tobacco products and dark-colored beverages like coffee, wine and juice. With proper care, a set of veneers should last for up to ten years. At Axiom Dentistry, our lineup of veneers includes both porcelain and composite veneers, as well as the Lumineers brand.
The first step when applying veneers is to shave off a small amount of the tooth enamel on any tooth that is set to receive treatment. This helps to make space for the new veneers. Then, an etching solution is applied to the teeth as a way of roughening their outer surfaces so that the veneers can bond more easily. The veneers are then applied to the surface of the teeth and secured using a dental adhesive. To complete the procedure, the patient will be given helpful instructions regarding the proper care for their new veneers.
If you would like to learn more about veneers, please visit us at one of our six locations in Zebulon, Knightdale, Clayton, Cary, Louisburg and Benson. You may call us at (919) 298-2288 to schedule an appointment.