Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the color or shape of your teeth. They are usually used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. With Cape Fear Smiles’s procedures, little or no anesthesia is needed. Veneers at Cape Fear Smiles are used to treat some of the same problems as bonding. Dr. Norma Cortez’s treatment is also a viable alternative to dental crowns. While the dental crowns are very durable and long-lasting, they are also more expensive. Dr. Norma Cortez provides a cheaper, yet still well-functioning, option with dental veneers in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The veneer procedure requires your dentist to take an impression of your tooth. Before the custom-made veneer is cemented directly onto the tooth, your dentist will lightly buff the tooth to compensate for the added thickness of the veneer. Once the cement is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden it. Porcelain veneers require more than one visit because they are fabricated in a laboratory. Veneers have both a longer life expectancy and greater color stability than bonding. Schedule an appointment at 910-763-0931 to receive your own veneers and finally restore your smile.