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If your teeth are not as aesthetically pleasing as you would like, porcelain veneers may help you reclaim your smile. The Konikoff Dental Associates Cedar Road dentist can correct flaws in the color, shape, or position of your teeth by applying a thin layer of veneers porcelain to the surface of your teeth to restore their appearance. Call today to find out more about the porcelain veneers procedure.
What Types of Issues Can a Porcelain Veneer Correct?
Veneers are used to correct minor cosmetic issues involving the teeth, including:
- teeth that appear to be the wrong size for the shape of the face,
- teeth that are worn or chipped due to trauma or teeth grinding,
- teeth that appear yellow and dingy, and
- gaps and minor alignment problems.
The dentist at Konikoff Dental Associates Cedar Road can examine your teeth to determine if veneers are the right solution for your cosmetic dental issues.
Is a Porcelain Veneer the Same as a Crown?
Veneers and porcelain crowns are similar in that they both use the same material to permanently alter the appearance and structure of the teeth. A veneer is applied to the front of the tooth. A crown fits over the entire tooth, which is why they are sometimes called porcelain teeth. Veneers are typically used on teeth that are otherwise healthy, and crowns are often used to reinforce the structural integrity of teeth that have been compromised by decay or trauma.
Are All Veneers the Same?
Ultra-thin veneers, such as Lumineers®, may be an option for certain patients. Since they are so thin, these veneers don’t require as much of the natural tooth enamel to be removed when preparing the tooth.
What is the Process for Getting Veneers?
The process begins with the dentist making a mold of your teeth to ensure that each veneer fits precisely. In most cases, the dentist will remove a very thin layer of your natural tooth enamel; however, the process is painless. Once the tooth is prepped, the veneer is affixed to the tooth using a special adhesive.
Do Veneers Require Special Care?
You care for your veneers the same way as natural teeth. With daily brushing and flossing, your veneers should last and remain beautiful for decades. While the porcelain is meant to withstand normal chewing forces, you should avoid especially hard foods and using your teeth to open bottles or bags.
Do Porcelain Veneers Cost a Lot of Money?
The cost of veneers varies based on the type of veneers chosen and whether you need to address other dental issues before getting the veneers. Our staff will help you determine your porcelain veneers cost following your initial consultation.
Schedule a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in Chesapeake Today
Chips, gaps, and stains on your teeth can make you embarrassed to smile. Porcelain veneers are a cost-effective way to improve the appearance of a lackluster smile. If you think that veneers are the answer to your cosmetic dental issues, contact us at (757) 319-4911 to schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer your questions, and we look forward to serving you.