Porcelain Veneers | Hickory, North Carolina

Porcelain veneers in Hickory, North Carolina are one of many ways a cosmetic dentist can help you improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Kyle McKinney at Oakwood Dental Arts NC is committed to giving patients their confidence back when it comes to their smile. Learn about the many ways we can help you enhance your pearly whites.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of tooth-colored material used to recreate the appearance of your teeth. They bond to the surface of your teeth, changing their size, shape, or color.

Practical Uses

Porcelain veneers can be used to improve:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Misalignment
  • Irregular shape
  • Gaps between teeth


This dental procedure has some key advantages:

  • Provides a natural appearance
  • Conservative approach to changing a tooth’s size/shape
  • Stain resistant
  • Gum tissues tolerate them well

The Process

Receiving porcelain veneers is a fairly easy process. First, you will get an impression of your teeth so that the custom-made veneers can fit perfectly. Next, your veneers will be created in the lab. Lastly, your cosmetic dentist will bond the material to your tooth/teeth. The entire service can normally be completed in a few appointments.

Care for Your Procelain Veneers

Immediately after yours are placed, it is best to avoid foreign materials such as coffee, red wine, etc. that can color the veneers. Otherwise, your porcelain veneers do not require any special care. Simply continue to follow good hygiene habits—brush twice a day, floss once a day, and schedule your regular dental cleaning appointments.


There are many different methods of improving your smile, including porcelain veneers. Talk with Dr. McKinney at Oakwood Dental Arts NC to discuss your best options. If you want to schedule a consultation or want to learn more about porcelain veneers in Hickory, North Carolina, call 828-324-6235 or email mckinneydds@OakwoodDentalArtsNC.com.