How to Fix Imperfect Teeth and Get a Whiter Smile: Porcelain Veneers

March 25, 2015

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Everyone dreams of having a bright, drop-dead-gorgeous
smile. Movies, TV, and advertising always show individuals with straight, white
smiles that catch the eye. Sometimes, though, this injuries, trauma, stains,
and yellowing can prevent an achievable perfect smile. Aging and certain foods
and drinks can stain and yellow teeth, while injuries and facial trauma can
crack, fracture, and chip teeth. How can you obtain the smile you want? Smile by Design and its outstanding team of trained
practitioners
have a solution for you: porcelain veneers.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers
are the answer to gaining confidence, self-esteem, and correcting any
imperfections with your teeth. The veneers are thin pieces of porcelain, a type
of ceramic, which are used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while
restoring strength. Veneers can correct shape, size, cracks, and other issues
with teeth. They are highly stain-resistant and are translucent, resembling
healthy, white tooth enamel. The enhancements will immediately change any smile
from dull to magnificent.

How Does the Dentist Attach Veneers?

Initially, you will have to meet with our dentist and
discuss the option. We will examine and map out your mouth, forming a plan for
the procedure (X-rays or impressions may be used to help with this). We will
then schedule a date for the procedure. During your next visit, we will get to
work.
Anesthetic will be applied if necessary, and the dentist
will remove about ½ millimeter of enamel from the tooth’s surface, which is
roughly the thickness of the veneer. The porcelain veneer will then be placed
on the tooth, inspected to ensure the size and color match. If the size is a
little off, we will trim the veneer to make sure it will be the perfect fit.
After a quick clean and polish, the veneer will be bonded to the tooth. A
special light beam is used to cement the veneer and hold it in place.

I Really Want Veneers.

Consultation with our professionals is necessary before we
can green light a procedure. If you have an imperfect tooth – regardless of how
it became damaged or warped – and would like to receive porcelain veneers, call or email our
friendly staff immediately. We open our doors to all people in Virginia Beach,
VA, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and the surrounding region. 

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