Patients with stained or damaged teeth benefit from treatment with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are made of ultra-thin translucent porcelain ceramic. Dentists bond them to the front and sides of teeth. Because our veneers are porcelain, we color-match the dental veneers that we offer. Your dentist in Hendersonville, NC, Dr. Jessica Christy, and her dental care team dedicate themselves to improving your smiles.
You can request an appointment online or call (828) 247-7001 when you are ready to take the next step.
Treatment with Dental Veneers at Orchard Hill Dental
Prior to treatment, Dr. Christy will assess your teeth and gums. You can discuss your budget, goals, and oral health with her in order to determine if porcelain veneers are the right option for you.
To begin, Dr. Christy will prepare your tooth enamel by removing some of the tooth structure from the front and sides of your teeth. She will then take an impression or mold of the teeth. While a dental lad crafts your custom-made porcelain veneers, Dr. Christy will provide you with temporary porcelain veneers.
Once complete, we will bond the custom porcelain veneers to your teeth with dental cement. Dr. Christy may make some adjustments to make sure the porcelain ceramic material is the right size and shape.
Porcelain veneers are also resistant to staining and can last for years with proper dental care. You can still get cavities under your veneers, so it is important to keep on brushing and flossing twice a day. Avoid chewing on hard objects or nail-biting as the veneers may chip or break. If you feel any discomfort or a change in the fit of the veneers, call our office and we will fix it as soon as possible. Your comfort is our top priority.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Dental veneers offer multiple benefits to patients with damaged or stained teeth. Veneers:
- Are stain-resistant
- Repair chipped and broken teeth
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Do not damage gum tissue
- Close spaces between teeth
If you are interested in benefitting from cosmetic dental treatment with veneers, call our office today. Our dental team aims to provide care in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10-30 years. This varies based on diet and oral care. Veneers can break, so it is important that patients take reasonable care to protect against excessive pressure.
What can you not eat with veneers?
Patients with veneers should avoid hard foods such as hard candy and ice. Patients should also avoid tough meat and especially chewy or sticky foods.
How long do veneers stay white?
Veneers will stay white for up to ten years, and possibly longer if you practice a good oral care routine and visit your dentist for cleanings regularly.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers are strong, but they are not as strong as your natural teeth. This means that it is very important to be careful when chewing and because veneers are more likely to crack or chip than your natural teeth.
Can teeth rot under veneers?
There is potential for teeth to form cavities and decay beneath porcelain veneers. This is not common, however it is very important to practice good oral care with veneers to reduce the risk of decay.
Is it painful to get porcelain veneers?
In most cases, patients report little to no pain during the porcelain veneers procedure. The procedure for veneers is minimally invasive, so it rarely causes any pain.