Dental Veneers - Hickory, NC

Porcelain Veneers: Correct Cosmetic Concerns for a Beautiful Smile

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Hide Away Imperfections with Porcelain Veneers

Smile imperfections can be frustrating. Not only can they make us feel self-conscious about the way we look, but they can often make it difficult to bite or speak. Dr. Dale Spencer and Dr. Jamison Probst offer a solution that can have you smiling without any hesitation: porcelain veneers. These thin, natural-looking pieces of porcelain overlay the front portion of your teeth to mask any imperfections. The non-surgical process is simple and reveals results immediately. If you are looking for a more beautiful smile you can be proud to show off, contact us today!

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“We use veneers when their teeth are in very good shape and they want to enhance their smile.”
Doctor Dale Spencer

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Ideal for Discoloration, Minor Wear and Misalignment

Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental solution that can be tailored to address multiple smile concerns:

  • Chipped or slightly fractured teeth
  • Minor misalignments
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Staining and discoloration
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Dental Veneers: A Simple Solution for Significant Cosmetic Improvement

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How Veneers Are Placed

By adhering a thin piece of porcelain to the outer-facing portion of your tooth, we can mask your smile imperfections with a virtually undetectable cosmetic solution. To best adhere to your teeth and provide the most natural-looking result, we may remove a small portion of enamel from the tooth’s surface before cementing the veneer. Your veneer is custom-made to match the size, shape and color of your natural teeth, so it will blend seamlessly into your smile. This means we can achieve significant cosmetic improvement with just one simple, minimally-invasive solution that maintains the integrity of your natural teeth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers (also called porcelain veneers or dental laminates) are thin, customized, tooth-colored shells bonded to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are a great way to correct minor dental imperfections, such as chipped teeth, malformations, or extreme discoloration.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The lifespan of dental veneers varies based on their material and how well you look after them. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last anywhere between 10 to 12 years. On the other hand, composite veneers are not as durable and may need to be replaced every 5 to 7 years.

Should I Choose Composite Bonding or Porcelain Veneers?

There are pros and cons to both. While composite veneers are applied quickly, they are not long-lasting and can stain like natural teeth. Porcelain dental veneers are the more expensive of the two, but they are built for permanence and are stain-resistant. It’s up to you to weigh the benefits of each and talk to your dentist about which of the two is suited to your needs.

How Do I Care for My Veneers?

You must take proper care of your dental porcelain veneers to keep them looking flawless for years to come. Here are some tips to set you on the right track. 

  • Brush twice a day and floss once
  • Use a soft brush and mild toothpaste 
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects 
  • Quit smoking 
  • Schedule regular dental appointments

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Although porcelain cosmetic dental veneers can last for decades, they are not immortal and will likely have to be replaced at some point. But you can never have the treatment reversed since your dentist will need to trim down your natural enamel to fit the veneers to your teeth. So, if your veneers were to be removed, your teeth would be weaker and more prone to damage.

Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Veneers?

Most insurance companies consider dental veneers as a cosmetic treatment. As a result, it’s unlikely your dental insurance will cover the cost of dental veneers unless there is a clear medical reason for them. However, you can always explore other dental plan options that offer some support for veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Restoring your smile with porcelain veneers allows you to protect the health of your teeth while still improving the look and function of your smile. Call us for your consultation today!

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