Conceal Minor Imperfections with Porcelain Veneers
If you are struggling with minor dental imperfections such as chips, cracks, or discoloration, Dr. Frank Avason III can apply porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your smile. These thin, custom-made shells cover the tooth surface, concealing dental concerns and blending seamlessly with surrounding teeth. In addition they can function as “instant orthodontics,” correcting slightly crooked or gapped teeth. At Avason Family Dentistry in Denver, NC, our team uses the highest quality, most durable material to help you achieve natural-looking results.
To determine whether you are a candidate for porcelain veneers, Dr. Avason will evaluate your oral health and the structure of your smile. He may request x-rays or advanced imaging to verify that your teeth are strong enough to support veneers. As veneer placement requires reshaping of the tooth, you must have sufficient enamel to tolerate the preparatory process. You may be eligible for this treatment if you wish to address:
- Extensive dental staining that does not respond to traditional whitening treatments
- Crooked teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Small chips or cracks
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Worn teeth
As with all cosmetic dentistry procedures, you must be free from gum disease and tooth decay before beginning treatment. If your doctor notices signs of these conditions during your consultation, he will first provide the appropriate periodontal care to address these concerns.
After determining candidacy, Dr. Avason can work with you to design veneers that meet your cosmetic goals and dental needs. Before treatment, your doctor may administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort.
Once you are ready, Dr. Avason will reshape your tooth in preparation for veneers. He will remove a small amount of enamel to ensure that your veneers fit comfortably in your smile. Our team can then take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a trusted dental laboratory and used to manufacture your custom veneers. As this process can take one to two weeks, Dr. Avason can provide you with temporary restorations to wear while you await your final veneers.
When your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for placement. Dr. Avason will ensure proper fit and color for the most realistic look. If necessary, he can also make adjustments at this time. If no modifications are needed, he will clean and gently etch the tooth surface to create a strong bond between your teeth and the veneers. He will then apply dental cement to the veneer and position it on your tooth. Once placed, Dr. Avason will shine a special light onto the cement to harden the veneer in place.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
When applied by an experienced dentist like Frank Avason, these restorations can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and help boost your self-confidence. Porcelain veneers provide a conservative method of cosmetic alteration, while still providing comprehensive results. Furthermore, veneers are made from state-of-the-art porcelain, which is a durable, long-lasting material. When properly cared for, you can enjoy a vibrant smile for up to 15 years.
When applied by an experienced dentist like Frank Avason, these restorations can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and help to boost your self-confidence.
As we want to make this treatment accessible to all patients, we offer financing options through CareCredit® and Lending Club®. With these services, achieving your dream smile can be easier and more affordable than ever before. Ask our friendly staff about your options when you schedule your consultation.
Contact Us Today
Porcelain veneers can change the shape and color of your teeth, helping you achieve a more uniform appearance. If you are ready to transform your smile, contact Avason Family Dentistry by filling out our online form or by calling us at (704) 820-9797.
“Your smile is one of the first things someone notices about you—let us make it shine.” DR. FRANK AVASON III