Konikoff Dental Associates General Booth
2301 General Booth Blvd., Suite A, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.