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By Elite Smiles
February 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

What your dentist in Morrisville wants you to knowveneers

Have you been thinking about enhancing your smile? Perhaps you’ve seen someone with a great looking smile, and you want one too? Well, now you have a smile that gets noticed, thanks to porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are the go-to treatment to create a dazzling smile. Dr. Geetha Sripathi at Elite Smiles in Morrisville, NC wants to introduce you to the magic of porcelain veneers and what they can do for your smile.

Porcelain veneers are a unique cosmetic dental treatment. They are thin sheaths of dazzling porcelain which are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth. When you choose porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, you can count on these important benefits:

  • Natural appearance, because porcelain in translucent and reflects light, just like your natural teeth
  • Easy maintenance, because porcelain doesn’t pick up stains like natural teeth do
  • Retaining tooth structure, because very minimal to no tooth surface is removed, just enough to accommodate the veneer thickness
  • Long-lasting results, because with proper care, your porcelain veneers can give you a lifetime of fantastic smiles

Porcelain veneers can improve your smile by covering unsightly, but all-too-common dental issues like these:

  • Broken, cracked or fractured teeth
  • Worn-down, yellowing, aging teeth
  • Gapped apart or overlapped teeth

Porcelain veneer treatment usually requires two to three appointments including an initial veneer consultation appointment which is the perfect opportunity for you to discuss your expectations and how you want your smile to look.

This is followed by a tooth preparation appointment, during which tiny amounts of tooth structure may be removed, and models are taken of your teeth. These models are sent off to a dental laboratory where your veneers are made.

The final appointment occurs after your new veneers are sent from the dental laboratory. Your new veneers are permanently cemented and you have a new smile!

To learn more detailed information about veneers, please visit the Veneers page in the Services section of the Elite Smiles website at

You can achieve a beautiful new smile that is uniquely yours, thanks to porcelain veneers. If you don’t like the smile nature and your genetics gave you, improve it with porcelain veneers! To find out more about this exciting cosmetic dental treatment call Dr. Sripathi at Elite Smiles in Morrisville, NC today!

By Elite Smiles
May 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Dentistry has been around in some form for thousands of years. Like most areas of medicine and health, the field has seen some veneersgroundbreaking developments in the last few decades. That said, tooth loss and cosmetic dental damage are still a significant problem that can drastically affect quality of life, as well as oral and even general health in some cases. The good news is that there are a number of durable and affordable options available to fix virtually every dental problem under the sun. Whether you are suffering from chipped, cracked, unevenly spaced, or stained and discolored teeth, a healthy and attractive smile is not out of reach. Dr. Geetha Sripathi, a dentist in Morrisville, NC, recommends dental veneers to fix many of the most common cosmetic and restorative dental issues.

Get a New Smile with Dental Veneers in Morrisville, NC

Dental veneers are used to reshape and resize chipped or uneven teeth, fix small gaps, and to cover permanent stains and discolorations. They are the perfect solution for damage that is noticeable enough to affect your smile, but not significant enough to warrant orthodontic treatment or dental crowns. Made of a thin layer of porcelain that is custom designed to match the texture and desired shade of the natural teeth, veneers are bonded onto the surface of the teeth, and can last for a decade or much longer in many cases. Depending on the size and shape of your teeth and the issue being corrected, a thin layer of enamel may need to be removed in order to accommodate the veneer, but the step may not be necessary for every patient.

Once in place, veneers can be cared for and maintained just like your natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing, limiting the consumption of food and drinks known to stain teeth, avoiding tobacco, and making regular dentist appointments for a check up and professional dental cleaning.

Find a Dentist in Morrisville, NC

Whether you are just suffering from a few chips and cracks, or are in need of a major smile makeover, dental veneers can help to transform and improve your smile. For more information, contact Elite Smiles by calling 919-388-0137 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sripathi today.

By Elite Smiles
April 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   Veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Elite Smiles
July 28, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Veneers look great, but how do you keep them that way? Read on.

Although porcelain veneers are high-quality and durable restorations, they do require a certain amount of care and vigilance from theVeneers wearer to ensure they will last as long as possible and retain their luminousness and color. If you've recently had veneers placed by Dr. Geetha Sripathi at Elite Smiles in Morrisville, North Carolina, here are a few tips about how to keep them looking their best:

Burdensome Breakage

Veneers not only look like beautiful natural teeth, they also respond to rough treatment in the same way. Crunching down on excessively hard items like hard candy, ice cubes, and raw vegetables can cause the porcelain to crack or even break. If you participate in contact sports, your Mooresville dentist advises you to always wear a mouthguard to protect your veneers (and the teeth under them!) from damage.

Clean and Comfortable

Brush your teeth every day after meals and at bedtime using a fluoride-based toothpaste with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also take the time to floss between each tooth, regardless of its restoration status, and rinse with a fluoridated mouthwash. This helps to ensure that your natural teeth will not develop decay underneath the veneer layer.

Checking Up

Every six months is the optimal time in which you should visit Dr. Sripathi's dental office in Morrisville to have your veneers examined. As with many other situations, early detection usually means a swifter and less extensive treatment. If you allow too much time to lapse after a problem with your veneers has developed, you may need to have some or all of them removed and replaced.

If you're experiencing any problems with your veneers or simply want to clarify any directions, feel free to contact your Morrisville dentist at Elite Smiles to get the answers you need.

By Elite Smiles
April 22, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Veneers  

Dental VeneersWhen you look in the mirror in the morning, are you proud of what you see? If not, a quality set of veneers from Geetha L. Sripathi, DMD, PLLC at Elite Smiles in Morrisville may be for you. A very versatile dental treatment option, veneers can fix a wide variety of dental problems from large to small.

1. Stabilize Minor Cracks and Chips

If your teeth have small cracks or chips that are unsightly but not necessarily hurting anything, cover them up with veneers. Not only will veneers hide the imperfections, but they will help stabilize your teeth, preventing the crack or chip from spreading.

2. Hide Discoloration

If you've tried other teeth whitening methods before with little to no success, maybe it is time to try the one that is guaranteed to work. Veneers completely cover your existing teeth, hiding any discoloration you once had.

3. Achieve Minor Tooth Straightening

If your teeth are only slightly crooked, don't wear unsightly metal braces for months to gradually bring them back into alignment. Veneers from Elite Smiles in Morrisville can quickly and easily smooth out any minor crookedness.

4. Correct an Awkward Size or Shape

Are your teeth too pointy, too narrow or too short? Veneers from Dr. Sripathi in Morrisville can fix that. Dr. Sripathi can create veneers of any shape and size so you get the perfect size and shape for your unique smile. You won't believe what a difference this little change can make.

If you're not in love with your smile and you're ready for a change, you likely have several options. There's one option that stands far above the rest, however: Veneers from Dr. Sripathi in Morrisville. Achieve whitening, straightening and an improved appearance with one quick, safe and effective treatment. Call Elite Smiles and schedule your appointment today!