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If small gaps, discolorations, or chips in your teeth are causing you to hide your smile, porcelain veneers may be for you. Our experienced dentists in Konikoff Dental Associates Battlefield Boulevard offer cosmetic procedures, including veneers, that can help you to smile with confidence. Call (757) 319-4397 today to find out more about porcelain veneers in Chesapeake.
How Does a Porcelain Veneer Improve the Appearance of My Teeth?
Each veneer is made from thin layers of veneer porcelain. The material is very similar to your natural tooth enamel. Each porcelain veneer is carefully bonded to the surface of the tooth to correct minor issues in the color, size, shape, or alignment.
Who Is a Candidate for the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
Veneers are most appropriate for patients who have generally healthy teeth but are unhappy with the aesthetics of their smile. Veneers can be used to correct imperfections in the teeth, including:
- teeth that are chipped or shortened because of injury or grinding,
- teeth that appear too large or small for the shape of the face,
- teeth that are discolored and do not respond to teeth whitening treatments, and
- gaps and minor alignment issues that are not serious enough to require braces.
- To find out if veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation with a dentist in Konikoff Dental Associates Battlefield Boulevard.
How Are Porcelain Crowns Different From Veneers?
A veneer is applied to the front surface of the tooth while a crown covers the entire surface of the tooth down to the gum. Crowns, sometimes referred to as porcelain teeth, are typically used when the structure of the underlying tooth has been severely damaged by decay or trauma in order to strengthen and preserve the tooth. They are also used on the back molars that bear most of the force of chewing.
What are Lumineers®?
Lumineers® are an ultra-thin veneer. Because they are thinner than traditional veneers, little to no prepping of the tooth is required.
What Should I Expect When Getting Veneers?
A veneers porcelain placing process is painless. The dentist will make a mold of your teeth to ensure that each veneer fits properly. The surface of the tooth is prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel. The veneer is then permanently adhered to the tooth using a special adhesive. With normal daily brushing and flossing, your veneers should last and look beautiful for decades. While the porcelain is strong enough for normal chewing, you should avoid biting into extremely hard foods or using your teeth to open bottles and packages.
Are Porcelain Veneers Expensive?
Your porcelain veneers cost depends on a variety of factors. We will go over the details of your porcelain veneers cost when we discuss your treatment plan.
Take the First Step to a More Beautiful Smile
We are always happy to answer any questions that you may have about porcelain veneers or any of the other services that we provide. Call (757) 319-4397 today to schedule an appointment with a dentist at Konikoff Dental Associates Battlefield Boulevard to find out if veneers are right for you.