Veneers in Valdese & Lenoir, NC
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of dental-grade ceramic. Custom-made to bond to the front side of teeth which are stained, chipped, or marred in another way, veneers are cosmetic lifesavers. When placed by Dr. John W. Cox in his Lenoir & Valdese, NC offices, veneers make smiles super-strong, too.
A Permanent Change
That's what these beautiful laminates deliver. Once your teeth are examined, prepped and made over with veneers, problem defects literally disappear. While veneers do require some enamel resurfacing, they are far less invasive than porcelain crowns. Veneers make teeth stain and chip-resistant, and they disguise a whole host of congenital and acquired aesthetic flaws such as:
- Dark, ugly stains from tobacco, oral trauma and some prescription medications, such as tetracycline
- Mild orthodontic issues, such as gaps, overlapping teeth, uneven tooth length, tooth twists and more
- Cracks, pitting, craze lines and odd shape (an unusually small lower incisor or peg-shaped upper lateral incisor as examples)
- Teeth that are excessively worn from bruxism, acid erosion, or age
Typically, your Lenoir & Valdese dentist place veneers in pairs, rather than singly, to ensure a balanced aesthetic appearance.
How you Qualify for Porcelain Veneers
Come to John W. Cox, DDS for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Your dentist will examine your gums and teeth to make sure all is healthy.
Then, tell the doctor how you wish to improve your smile appearance. Don't be shy, but do be specific. Dr. Cox will tell you what's possible and beneficial.
If porcelain veneers are in your treatment plan, expect two more visits to the office. Your dentist will prep your teeth, take oral impressions, and place transitional laminates, Then, when you return to the office in a week or so, those temporaries come off and the new, permanent ones are bonded in place using a light-sensitive and tooth-colored cement. That's it. You have a renewed smile.
Simply brush, floss, and get your six-month check-ups and professional cleanings from Dr. Cox in Lenoir & Valdese. Do not open plastic packages with your teeth, bite into caramel apples or chew your fingernails with your veneers as you may dislodge or chip them.
Learn More Today
Dr. John W. Cox will fill you in on all the details. Porcelain veneers help many of his Lenoir & Valdese, NC, patients achieve their best smiles.