Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers can transform your smile in as few as two dental visits to our Ballantyne office. Handcrafted from durable porcelain, custom shaded to blend with your existing teeth, porcelain veneers are semi-translucent shells of porcelain that South Charlotte Dentists Dr. Carolyn Correll or Dr. Katy Moore can permanently bond to your front teeth. They will completely transform your smile, and they may change your life!

Porcelain veneers can mask stained, chipped, cracked, worn, or otherwise damaged teeth in the smile zone. Porcelain veneers can also close gaps and cover misshapen teeth. They change the appearance of your smile by altering color, shape, size, and overall appearance of your teeth. Dental patients across the globe have experienced increased confidence and success through smile makeovers with porcelain veneers. You deserve the smile of your dreams, and porcelain veneers can give it to you!

Why should you choose porcelain veneers?

A whiter, straighter, more esthetic smile can make you appear years younger and boost your self-confidence. Many patients choose veneers over crowns, bonding, or braces. Crowns require more aggressive tooth reduction than porcelain veneers. Bonding is not as strong as porcelain veneers, and when natural dentition discolors, the bonded areas will be very noticeable. Braces correct misaligned teeth, but orthodontic therapy can take years. Porcelain veneers provide an instant smile makeover. Because veneers are thin and allow light to reflect from natural underlying dentition, they look completely natural.

How does the process work?

Our South Charlotte dentists will first measure your facial features, discuss your ideal smile, and record data to send to the dental lab. You may want to bring photos of smile styles you prefer. To ensure a smooth and natural appearance, your dentist will usually remove a small amount of existing tooth enamel. We will administer anesthesia before tooth reduction to ensure your optimal comfort. Once your new porcelain veneers are hand made in a dental lab, your dentist will bond them to your existing teeth in a second appointment. After we bond your custom-made porcelain veneers, you can enjoy your brilliant new stain-resistant smile for years.

Are there any downfalls to having porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can last for years if they are cared for properly. You should not chew on hard substances, like ice, and habitual fingernail biting can wear down porcelain veneers (as well as natural teeth). Proper oral hygiene and semi-annual dental hygiene appointments are also important for longevity. In some cases, there may be a short adjustment period as patients become familiar with the look and feel of their new smile.