How Can Porcelain Veneers Refresh My Smile?

As we get older, our years also begin to show in our smiles. Even if you brush and floss every day and see your dentist for routine exams at least every 6 months as recommended, regular wear and tear brought on by life still occurs. These assorted cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can make you self-conscious about the appearance of your smile.

You may look at your smile in the mirror and feel overwhelmed by all the different issues you see there. Maybe you’re concerned about the amount of work that you’ll need for your smile to look fresh and young again. Dental veneers are a dental procedure that may be able to correct these problems all at once instead of with several different treatments.

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Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers

With porcelain dental veneers, Virginia Beach, VA dentists Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry can improve the appearance of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can correct wide spaces between your teeth, enlarge or reshape small or misshapen teeth and even whiten stained teeth. Perhaps your teeth are chipped or are showing other minor damage? Porcelain dental veneers can protect them from further damage while also refreshing their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.

Eating foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Although teeth whitening can address this, dental veneers may be a better option for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed in addition to whitening.

For issues such as minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker, easier and more affordable way to resolve the issue than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Coastal Dentistry can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.

Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?

The veneers are installed by your dentist after they remove the outermost layer of tooth enamel to allow the veneers to fit in your mouth without feeling overly large or changing the shape of your face. A digital impression of the teeth will be created and used to design the teeth veneers. When it’s all finished, your smile will still be your own, but covered and refreshed with a protective layer of lifelike porcelain, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!

There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the right choice at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Coastal Dentistry about treating this issue before veneers are installed.

Patients with very sensitive teeth may want to forgo the procedure unless their dentist has been informed of this issue and it has been addressed. Fortunately, once these hurdles have been overcome, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Coastal Dentistry.

Dental Veneers In Virginia Beach, VA

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sinclair or Dr. Reichley at Coastal Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry and their dental care team.