Veneers – Raleigh, NC

A Comprehensive Way to Achieve Your Dream Smile

Are you frustrated with how your smile looks in the mirror? Do you have one or several dental imperfections that you wish you could fix? While there are various cosmetic dental services you can choose from, none offer the long-lasting and comprehensive results that veneers provide. These porcelain shells are incredibly durable and lifelike, allowing you to transform the color, size, and shape of your teeth exactly how you’d like. To see if this treatment is ideal for you, read on or call our office today to schedule your initial consultation!

Why Choose Barker, Rohner & Hunt DMD

  • Durable & Natural-Looking Porcelain Material
  • Highly-Trained Dentist & Dental Staff
  • Long-Lasting & Completely Personalized Results

What Are Dental Veneers?

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These tooth-colored layers, also known as porcelain veneers, are super thin shells that are designed to bond to the front of teeth that are mildly flawed or damaged. Some of the most common dental imperfections that can be concealed with this cosmetic treatment include:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Slightly crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Teeth that are irregularly shaped
  • Short or stubby teeth
  • Worn down teeth due to grinding or clenching (bruxism)

The Process of Getting Veneers

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First, you’ll need to undergo an initial consultation with our team to see if veneers are a viable solution for improving your smile. This will involve your dentist evaluating your teeth and oral health, ensuring there aren’t any underlying or developing problems that need to be addressed, and discussing your dental goals. Once we’ve determined that this treatment is fitting and we’re on the same page with your treatment plan, we can begin the process by removing a tiny amount of your enamel to make room for the veneers. We’ll then take impressions of your smile and send them to a trusted dental lab for fabrication.

This cosmetic process will typically take two appointments to complete. While you wait for your permanent layers to come in, you’ll have to wear temporary veneers. They’ll help protect your underlying tooth as well as serve as a trial run for your actual results, as we can make any necessary adjustments for a perfect bite. Once your final ones arrive, you’ll return to our office to have them bonded to your teeth. After we’ve confirmed that you’re satisfied with your results, you can be on your way to show off your new and beautiful pearly whites!

The Benefits of Veneers

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Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic services out there, and it’s easy to see why! By undergoing this procedure, you’ll be able to enjoy numerous benefits, including:

  • A completely personalized treatment plan
  • Cover up multiple dental imperfections at the same time
  • Highly stain-resistant and cavity-resilient layers
  • A straightforward and efficient treatment process
  • Amazing results that can last 15 years or more with proper care

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Now you know more about the process of getting veneers and the benefits of this popular cosmetic dental treatment, but how much does your smile transformation cost? The short answer is: that depends! In order to provide you with an accurate estimate of the price, we need to first learn about your specific dental needs and smile goals, which is why we recommend scheduling a consultation with us. In the meantime, you can read on to learn more about the cost of veneers:

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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As we touched on above, a portion of your consultation will be dedicated to learning more about your current concerns with your teeth as well as what your dream smile looks like. That way, we can review all of the available treatment options! After all, at-home teeth whitening, cosmetic dental bonding, and veneers can all be used to address stubborn stains. Plus, cosmetic dental bonding and veneers can effectively conceal gaps, cracks, and other common dental imperfections. With all of that said, veneers continue to be one of the most sought-after treatments because they are custom-made, they can fix multiple imperfections at once, and they can last for more than a decade if you care for them properly.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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We’re happy to offer our patients several financial solutions, and one of the most popular ones we offer is our Dental Concierge Membership Plan! When you join, not only will you enjoy significant savings on preventive dentistry, but you’ll also gain access to 10% off additional treatments. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the annoying red tape that comes with dental insurance, like waiting periods and yearly deductibles. If you are interested in learning more about this financial solution as well as other ways to make the cost of veneers more affordable, then give us a call – we’re here to help you get the smile of your dreams at a price you can afford.

Veneers FAQs

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Veneers in Raleigh are a trusted solution to create picture-perfect smiles. However, they are a lifelong commitment, so it's normal to have some concerns about the road ahead. Don't worry, our dental team will explain everything and answer any questions during your consultation. You can contact our office in the meantime, and here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about veneers.

Are Veneers Permanent?

Veneers aren't permanent because they need to be replaced, eventually. However, they aren't reversible because your cosmetic dentist must remove a small amount of enamel during the preparation process. Although this doesn't harm your teeth, your enamel will not grow back if your veneers are removed. Therefore, your teeth can be vulnerable to sensitivity, bacteria, and damage if they aren't always covered by restorations. Thankfully, you won't have to budget for replacements often with the right aftercare routine, like brushing and flossing.

How Many Veneers Will I Need?

A veneer can be applied to a single tooth to enhance its color, size, and shape. The overall goal of the procedure is to improve your entire smile. Your cosmetic dentist in Raleigh may recommend bonding them to the teeth visible when smiling to create seamless results. Since every mouth is unique, there's no way to determine how many veneers you'll need until after your consultation. Some patients may require 4 or 6, while others may need 8 or more.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The average lifespan of a veneer is about 10 years, it’s not uncommon for them to last for a decade or more with the correct care. Use non-abrasive dental products to avoid scratching your restorations, which can make them look discolored and damage them over time. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Don't forget to floss every day and finish your oral hygiene routine with an antimicrobial mouthwash. Veneers are durable, but limit how often you eat hard or sticky foods to prevent wear and tear. Besides caring for your new smile at home, schedule a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. Your dentist will keep your teeth and gums healthy to get the most from your investment.

Do Veneers Feel Natural?

Veneers are made of porcelain, which not only looks like your enamel but also allows your restorations to be ultra-thin. They will feel lightweight, so you may forget they are there. Each veneer is crafted to fit like a glove. There won't be any uncomfortable ridges or ledges, so there’s no irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks. Your teeth will feel smooth and sleep when running your tongue across them. Although it may take a few days to get used to them, they will feel like part of your teeth in no time at all.