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Porcelain veneers make it possible to correct minor cosmetic flaws affecting your teeth so that you can smile with more confidence. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, or misaligned but otherwise healthy, the porcelain veneers procedure may be for you. Call (757) 319-4106 today to schedule a consultation with a dentist at Konikoff Dental Associates Harbour View to find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.
What is a Porcelain Veneer?
A veneer mimics natural tooth enamel in appearance, strength, and function. A thin layer of dental porcelain is permanently bonded to the front of the tooth, which covers up any imperfections in the underlying tooth.
Who is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers in Suffolk?
Veneers can be used to correct cosmetic issues involving the teeth, including:
- gaps and positioning problems,
- discoloration caused by age or lifestyle,
- chips caused by facial injuries,
- shortening caused by teeth clenching and grinding, and
- teeth that are not in proportion to the face.
If you have multiple teeth that are severely damaged by decay or injury, porcelain crowns, also known as porcelain teeth, may be a better option since they reinforce the structural integrity of the tooth. Unlike a porcelain veneer, a crown covers the entire tooth and provides additional strength, which is especially important for the back teeth that bear the majority of chewing force.
Is the Veneers Procedure Complicated?
Adding veneers to your teeth is painless. The procedure involves making a mold of your teeth so that the veneers can be crafted to give you the most natural smile possible. Depending on the type of veneers used, the dentist may have to remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your tooth in order for the veneer to fit properly. The veneer is then bonded to the tooth using a special adhesive.
Is There a Type of Veneer That Does Not Require Removal of the Natural Tooth Enamel?
Lumineers® are ultra-thin veneers that typically require little to no removal of the natural tooth enamel. They are also highly translucent, so they look and feel natural.
Is a Veneers Porcelain Durable?
The material used in veneers is very similar to natural tooth enamel and is meant to withstand normal use. Of course, it is possible to damage your veneers if you eat something very hard, like a candy apple, or you use your teeth to open packages or bottles. With proper care, veneers can last for 20 years or more.
Are Veneers Difficult to Care for Properly?
Normal daily brushing and flossing are all that you need to do to care for your porcelain veneers.
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost at Konikoff Dental Associates Harbour View?
The porcelain veneers cost can vary based on the patient’s specific needs. Once you and the dentist have agreed on a treatment plan, we can provide you with the exact cost of your veneers.
Learn More About Porcelain Veneers
If you are shy about sharing your smile with the world, cosmetic dental procedures, such as veneers, can help you feel more confident. Call today for more information or to schedule a consultation.