porcelain veneer

Porcelain Veneers

Imperfections such as chips, stains, and noticeable gaps can make you feel like you need to hide your smile.

Dr. Charles Porter can provide same-day or traditional porcelain veneers to conceal these flaws and create a smile you are proud to share.

Why are dental veneers such a popular treatment at our Charlotte, NC, practice?

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Porcelain Veneers Can Create a Picture-Perfect Smile

Realistic Result

Your dental veneers will blend seamlessly with the rest of the smile because they are fabricated from dental-grade porcelain that is shade-matched to the rest of your teeth.

A Versatile Solution

Since a veneer covers the entire front surface of your tooth, it will conceal any flaws that previously detracted from its appearance. This means veneers can address multiple imperfections at once.

High-Quality Results

The porcelain material used to fabricate your dental veneers is designed to withstand normal biting forces. Often, they can last 10 years or longer with proper care.

Start Planning Your Treatment Today

With porcelain veneers, transforming your smile is simple and nearly instantaneous. While you may be hesitant to move forward with treatment because of affordability, financing at our practice makes veneers a possibility for every patient. Take the first step toward your ideal smile by completing an online consultation form or calling us today at:

(704) 364-9000

Dr. Porter has been creating beautiful smiles for over 25 years. By focusing on personalization and patient satisfaction, Dr. Porter has established a reputation in Charlotte, NC, for his natural-looking cosmetic dentistry results, efficient treatments, and positive dental experiences he provides. 

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What conditions can we address?

Conceal a Wide Variety of Dental Imperfections

Dental veneers are often recommended for a single tooth or teeth that are:

During your consultation, Dr. Porter will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your bite to determine if porcelain veneers can accomplish your goals. 

However, there are some limitations to what the porcelain restoration can achieve...

You May Need Orthodontic Treatment for Misalignment

If you suffer from moderate to severe misalignment, veneers are most likely not the best solution for you. Typically, orthodontic treatment will be recommended to correct cases of significant malocclusion because it can affect the health of your bite. In some cases, Dr. Porter may suggest Invisalign® which he can oversee at his office in Charlotte. However, traditional braces may be necessary. Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that he will always make your best interests a priority when planning your treatment.

What are the key differences between traditional and same-day porcelain veneers?

Traditional or Same-Day Veneers Which Is Right for You?

Traditional Veneers

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Typically, Dr. Porter prefers and recommends traditional porcelain veneers for most patients because it is a more personalized treatment that allows for the greatest aesthetic enhancement. This process usually requires two appointments.

CEREC Veneers

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The most obvious advantage of these veneers is that they can be provided in a single appointment. Dr. Porter most often recommends this treatment for a smaller number of veneers or less complex cases that can be handled without a lab's assistance.

Your Goals Are Most Important

However, your goals are always at the forefront of any cosmetic treatment. Regardless of which veneer treatment you choose, Dr. Porter will provide his honest opinion and work carefully to ensure for the most natural-looking results.

Why go to Dr. Porter's Charlotte office for your veneers?

A Commitment to Excellence

Specialized Training

Dr. Porter has been providing porcelain veneers for over 25 years, creating beautiful smiles that exceed his patients' expectations. He has also completed courses with Spear Education to learn the latest design and veneer application techniques

State-of-the-Art Technology

To provide the highest level of care to his patients in Charlotte, Dr. Porter has invested in advanced technology such as CEREC, which allows him to design and fabricate same-day veneers. He also uses the finest materials for natural-looking results

Affordable Treatment

Since cosmetic dentistry is not covered by insurance, Dr. Porter accepts CareCredit® and in-house financing to help patients afford the smile of their dreams. During your consultation, we can discuss financing options for your veneers.

A Memorable Experience

"Best. Dentist. Ever! Best. Staff. Ever! I absolutely LOVE this office and so will you!" Susan B.

What to Expect during the Treatment Process

The placement of your veneer is typically fairly quick, however, Dr. Porter will take as much time as needed to achieve the best possible outcome.
Dr. Porter has been providing porcelain veneers for over 25 years.

Typical Timeline

Dr. Porter has been providing porcelain veneers for over 25 years.

Consultation

First, Dr. Porter will perform an exam and discuss your treatment goals with you.

Planning

He will then take impressions of your bite and create a blueprint for the size, shape, and shade of your veneers. For traditional veneers, this information will be sent to the lab. Otherwise, we will enter it into the CEREC system.

Fabrication

Same-day veneers will be fabricated quickly during your appointment using CEREC. Traditional veneers typically take two weeks or so to be created and returned to our office.

Placement

Dr. Porter will apply your veneers to each tooth with the utmost care and make any adjustments as needed for the most flattering results. Your veneers will then be bonded in place using dental cement.

Work with Dr. Porter to create the smile you have always wanted...

Each Patient's Results Are Customized to Their Goals

before porcelain veneers
Before This patient was unhappy with their uneven smile.
After porcelain veneers
After Custom veneers created a balanced appearance.

How Much Do Veneers Cost?

The industry average for porcelain veneers is $800 to $3,000 per tooth. However, since veneers are a highly personalized treatment, Dr. Porter will need to evaluate your case to determine the level of difficulty. He can then provide you with a more accurate cost estimate. To lower your up-front cost, you may consider applying for financing

Outstanding Treatment

"Dr. Porter and his staff are top-notch! He has been my dentist for over 10 years and I am always satisfied with his work. He and his staff are unmatched in their skills, professionalism and care for their patients." Kerri G.

Are there more affordable alternatives?

You Have Other Options But Veneers Are Highly Recommended

While there are other cosmetic treatments that can improve the appearance of your smile, they do not provide the same quality results as veneers. If you are primarily concerned with stubborn stains, teeth whitening may be able to temporarily boost your confidence in your smile. However, any other imperfections will still be visible. Dental bonding is also a popular alternative to veneers because it can cover the entire tooth. For this procedure, a composite resin is used. However, it does not provide the same realistic effects as dental-grade porcelain and is more prone to staining.

For these reasons, the treatments are usually recommended as short-term solutions which will later be upgraded. For a long-lasting lifelike smile enhancement, Dr. Porter highly recommends porcelain veneers. The only way to truly determine the best solution for your needs is a consultation at our office.

Dr. Porter

Charles A. Porter III, DDS

Dr. Porter implements the latest developments and highest standards in dentistry. He is a member of several prestigious organizations, including the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society 

To schedule your consultation, contact our Charlotte office online or call us at (704) 364-9000.

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