Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers by Mint Dental

Porcelain Veneers

Dental porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from high-quality porcelain that cover the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance with porcelain veneers in Harrisburg, NC. Using these shells, you can change your teeth’ color, shape, size, or length. Porcelain veneers are made to match the  natural color of your teeth and are resistant to stains, making them a popular choice for those looking to  correct various cosmetic issues. Common issues veneers address include stains from coffee or smoking,  chips or broken teeth, misalignments, gaps between teeth, and uneven sizes. Applying veneers involves a precise and careful process to ensure they fit seamlessly over existing teeth, enhancing your smile while remaining natural.

Porcelain Veneers in Harrisburg, NC, are ideal for individuals who want to create a brighter, more uniform smile. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for this treatment, although veneers can typically correct minor issues such as misalignment, chips, or discoloration. The process begins with a consultation, during which the dentist will assess your oral health  and discuss your aesthetic goals. We will take digital impressions, and a personalized treatment plan will  be created with a digital wax-up to preview the final product. To explore the potential changes before making a permanent commitment, we offer a “trial smile” service, where we place temporary veneers.  When you’re ready to improve your smile, Mint Dental in Harrisburg, NC, is here to guide you through every step of the process. Book an appointment today to achieve a confident smile.

How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

During your treatment planning session, you can sit down with our dentist to discuss your goals for the veneer placement process. During this time, you can discuss your expectations and any specific results you hope to achieve with your new veneers. Our dentist will address all your queries, including the procedure steps, duration, cost, and any other concerns, ensuring you have all the information you need to proceed confidently.
Following this initial discussion, our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth. It will involve taking digital X-rays and making precise impressions of your teeth and mouth. These steps are essential for crafting veneers that fit perfectly and meet your aesthetic expectations. Using this comprehensive approach, you can be confident that veneer placement will be successful and tailored to your needs.

Tooth Preparation

The next phase in your veneer treatment involves preparing your tooth for the veneer. During this essential step, our dentist will carefully reshape the surface of your tooth. This minor modification ensures the veneer will fit seamlessly and look natural once placed.
Following the reshaping, we’ll take precise impressions of the prepared tooth. Impressions allow a dental laboratory to build your custom veneer to match the dimensions needed for a perfect fit. During the production of your permanent veneer, we’ll attach a temporary veneer to maintain the aesthetics of your smile. This temporary placement ensures that your dental functionality and appearance remain unaffected during the interim.

Veneer Bonding

The bonding of your porcelain veneer is a meticulous process to ensure optimal fit and aesthetic harmony. Our dentist will carefully place the veneer on the prepared tooth to check for correct alignment, fit, and color match. It is common for the veneer to undergo temporary removal and adjust multiple times to achieve the precise fit needed for a natural look and comfortable feel.
Upon perfecting the fit, the next step is to prepare for permanent bonding. It will be gently etched to roughen it slightly, which enhances the bonding strength between the veneer and your tooth. Our dentist will then choose a specialized bonding agent that closely matches the color of your surrounding teeth, ensuring the veneer blends seamlessly into your smile. Finally, the veneer bonds permanently, completing the transformation of your tooth.

Benefits of Porcelain Dental Veneers


Porcelain dental veneers are custom-fitted porcelain covers that enhance their cosmetic appearance.

Ideal candidates are those with cosmetic dental issues such as stains, chips, gaps, or uneven teeth who desire a more uniform, bright smile.

The process typically requires at least two visits: one for the initial consultation and preparation and another for applying the veneers, though additional visits may be necessary for adjustments.

Regular brushing, flossing, and dental appointments are essential for maintaining veneers in good condition.

With proper care, porcelain veneers can last between 10 and 15 years.

The risks are minimal, but if improperly maintained, they can include increased tooth sensitivity and damage to the underlying tooth enamel.


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