No one is born with a perfect smile, and perfect hygiene habits can still fall short of giving us the smile we've always wanted.
Using veneers, Dr. Jeffrey S. Kearney can conceal minor cosmetic flaws and give you the beautiful smile you've always desired.
Let’s take a look at how veneers placed by Dr. Kearney in Cary, NC, can enhance your smile…
What Are Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, custom-crafted pieces of porcelain that are placed over the front of a tooth to conceal various cosmetic flaws. Veneers look like your natural teeth and can withstand the pressures of chewing. Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the appearance of your smile and boost your confidence. To prepare a tooth to receive a veneer, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed from the tooth surface. This allows the veneer to lay flush with surrounding teeth and avoid looking bulky or unnatural.
Benefits of Our Veneers
While most other cosmetic treatments target a specific problem, veneers can address multiple issues one tooth at a time.
Dental porcelain can last 10-20 years with proper care.
Porcelain absorbs and reflects light like your natural teeth, and are crafted to match the color and dimensions of surrounding teeth. As a result, our porcelain veneers will have others admiring your beautiful smile, not your dental work.
By concealing cosmetic flaws, our porcelain veneers can give you the beautiful smile you've always wanted and improve your self-image.
Despite our best efforts, our teeth can become stained or discolored over time. Luckily, porcelain resists stains, so your bright smile can last with proper care.
Good Candidates for Veneers
Veneer patients should have good oral health, with no active cavities, gum disease, or other issues. We can place veneers when you have recovered from the procedures needed to resolve these issues.
Your veneers need a healthy smile foundation, and tobacco is very harmful to your oral health. Meanwhile, you can expect that tobacco will stain your veneer and surrounding teeth. For the longest-lasting and best-looking results, drop the habit before receiving veneers.
Since veneers require a small layer of enamel to be removed, you need enough enamel to accommodate the veneer without compromising the stability of the tooth. As a result, patients with thin or worn layers of enamel may not be good candidates for veneers.
"Friendly, helpful, professional, and caring." Glowing Reviews of Our Cary Practice
Dr. Kearney and his staff are always friendly, helpful, professional, and caring. Dr. Kearney is a patient, knowledgeable and thorough dentist who goes the extra mile to solve any issues. I’ve been so impressed with him that my whole family is now going to him and they love him too! I highly recommend Dr. Kearney and his helpful, friendly staff!View on Google
Dr. Kearney is very caring and gentle. He has a great bedside manner and he answers all your questions and explains everything in detail. His work is meticulous and thorough. I would highly recommend this dental office for anyone who likes a family feel atmosphere with the bonus of professionalism and quality dental care!View on Google
Ready for a New Smile? Request a Consultation with Dr. Kearney
Dr. Kearney can answer all of your questions about dental veneers and other forms of dentistry. You can submit a question or discuss veneers during a consultation. Call our office in Cary, NC, at:
Veneer Treatment Timeline
Our Cary practice can customize our veneers to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth.
Patients should follow these steps to maximize the lifespan of their veneers:
Practice good hygiene habits
Dental patients should brush and floss twice a day to maintain their oral health and the condition of their porcelain veneers.
Avoid biting hard things
Bad habits such as opening packages with your teeth or chewing ice, fingernails, and pencils can damage your porcelain veneers.
Schedule regular checkups
Our dentist can check the condition of your porcelain veneers and provide useful tips for taking care of them during regular checkups.
Dr. Kearney will provide a full list of instructions on how to take care of your dental veneers after the treatment.
"Excellent and friendly treatment." More 5-Star Reviews From Cary Patients
I have been going to Dr. Kearney for 20 years. I will continue to do so because of the excellent and friendly treatment by everyone in the office. Thank you for taking care of my family!View on Google
From someone who has always hated going to the dentist, I wish I had found Dr Kearney twenty years earlier. From the front desk to all the staff, it is a pleasure to come into the office.View on Google