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If you are hiding your smile because of chips, stains, or other flaws affecting your teeth, contact the dentist at Konikoff Dental Associates General Booth to see if cosmetic veneers are the solution for you. The porcelain veneers procedure is a painless and cost-effective way to make small fixes to the color, shape, or alignment of your teeth that can improve the overall aesthetics of your smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers and How Do They Work?
A porcelain veneer is made from thin layers of dental porcelain that mimic natural tooth enamel in strength, durability, and appearance. The porcelain veneer is permanently adhered to the front surface of the tooth to correct aesthetic flaws, including:
- gaps or misalignment;
- discoloration caused by age, lifestyle, or medications;
- teeth that have been chipped or worn down because of teeth clenching or grinding; and
- teeth that are out of proportion to the face.
- If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, a dentist from Konikoff Dental Associates General Booth will work with you to find the right cosmetic procedure to help you achieve your best smile.
Are Veneers Better Than Porcelain Crowns?
Veneers and crowns are made from the same material and are a permanent way to improve the appearance of the teeth. Veneers are a suitable option if you want to correct cosmetic issues involving otherwise healthy teeth. Unlike veneers that adhere to the front surface of the tooth, crowns essentially create porcelain teeth by fitting over the entire tooth down to the gumline. Crowns reinforce the structural integrity of the tooth and may be the better option if your teeth are severely damaged by decay, trauma, or other issues. Crowns are also frequently used on the molars since they bear the majority of chewing force.
What is the Procedure for Getting Porcelain Veneers in Virginia Beach?
Before applying the veneers, we will make a mold of your teeth. This ensures that your veneers are customized to give you a natural-looking smile. Depending on the type of veneer that you choose, the dentist may need to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth so that the veneer will fit and adhere properly. Once in place, your veneers will look and feel the same as your natural teeth. Veneers porcelain is exceptionally durable and can last decades with proper care.
What is the Difference Between Lumineers® and Traditional Veneers?
Lumineers® are a special brand of ultra-thin veneer. Lumineers are so thin that little to no enamel has to be removed from the natural tooth.
How Do I Care for My New Veneers?
Twice-daily brushing and daily flossing are all you need to do to care for dental veneers. Although you are free to enjoy your favorite foods, you should avoid biting into things like hard candies and candied apples that could damage the veneers.
How Much Will My Porcelain Veneers Cost?
A number of factors, including the type of veneer that you choose, go into determining your porcelain veneers cost. We can discuss your cost in detail after your initial consultation.
For more information about porcelain veneers, call (757) 337-4302 today to schedule a consultation.