Porcelain Veneers in Oakboro, NC

Traditional veneers are ultra-thin shells made of a sturdy material like porcelain. Every veneer is customized based on each patient’s unique preferences and needs to provide them with a smile that they’ll adore. Interested in learning more about veneers and our other cosmetic services? Contact our office today, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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What are veneers used for?

Veneers are often used for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. A patient may have one or more veneers placed on any front teeth that are discolored, misshapen, or just don’t fit in well with the others. If a front tooth has been affected by decay or dental trauma, a veneer can be used to protect it from further damage while simultaneously enhancing its appearance. In other cases, patients are looking for a complete smile makeover, so they use veneers to enhance the size, shape, color, and uniformity of all of the teeth that show when they smile.

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Are veneers permanent?

Porcelain veneers are considered a permanent treatment because a small amount of enamel is typically removed from each tooth before the temporary veneers are placed. This is so that the veneers look more natural and do not appear bulky. Tooth enamel is the hard outer layer of a tooth, and once it is removed, a restoration of some kind must always be used to protect the tooth to prevent cavities and infections. Once the teeth are prepped, impressions will be taken and temporary veneers will be placed to protect your teeth while your custom veneers are being designed and created.

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Are veneers expensive?

Veneers are more of a financial investment than other cosmetic services like professional teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers are very durable, and they are customized to each patient’s exact specifications. While dental insurance does not typically offer coverage for veneers, our office accepts a variety of financing options, including FSAs, HSAs, CareCredit™, and Lending Club, which can help you save for your treatments and divide up the cost of your custom veneers. For questions or more information, we recommend getting in touch with our front office team or visiting our patient resources page.