in Raleigh, NC
Veneers are thin shells made of a durable porcelain material that are designed to fit over the teeth and instantly enhance their cosmetic appearance. Patients love veneers because they can be completely customized to provide the patient with the exact smile that they have always dreamed of. To learn more about how custom veneers can serve your smile or schedule a consultation with our team at Northside Dental, please give us a call or send us a message, and one of our friendly front office team members will be in touch with you shortly.
What are veneers used for?
Veneers are used for two main purposes. If a front tooth is damaged either due to tooth decay or dental trauma, a veneer can be used to protect the tooth from further damage and restore its appearance. Veneers can also be used for strictly cosmetic purposes, as some patients do not like the appearance of their smile and want to customize the size, shape, and color of all of their front teeth to achieve a brighter, more symmetrical smile.
Are veneers permanent?
Veneers require some of the enamel from the front of each tooth to be removed. Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth that protects it from decay, and once it is removed, a dental restoration of some kind must always be on the tooth. Our team at Northside Dental always works with each patient to ensure that they are completely happy with their veneers so that they won’t want them removed. Veneers do need to be replaced every ten to twenty years, and we will be happy to help you with that as well.
Should I get a crown or a veneer?
Our team can offer advice on what we believe will be best for your smile, but dental crowns and veneers can be used for many of the same purposes, and you may prefer one option over the other. Dental crowns tend to be more affordable and can be used on any of the teeth that need to be restored. Veneers do not require as much of the tooth to be removed as crowns, and they are very durable and customizable, which is why patients like to use them on their front teeth.
Not sure which option is right for your smile? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Metwally today!