Porcelain Veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure that can create a beautiful, bright and balanced smile. Your highly trained Norfolk VA cosmetic dentist offers porcelain veneers, a great alternative to teeth whitening when the teeth are severely stained. Porcelain veneers can help patients regain confidence in their smile, improving their quality of life.
Porcelain veneers are a permanent dental restoration that can be used to correct a range of cosmetic concerns. Veneers are like a thin ceramic shell that attaches to the front and sides of the tooth covering up cosmetic blemishes and help to protect the tooth from further damage. A dental veneer is permanently bonded to a prepared tooth and can be used to treat one tooth or several teeth.
Porcelain Veneers may be used to fix:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Gaps between teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- The appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- The shape or length of teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
Advanced Dental Technology
Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry, a Norfolk, VA dentist office, uses advanced technology to create dental veneers in one office visit. Dr. Sinclair utilizes E4D technology in a majority of veneer cases to design and fabricate high end porcelain veneers in the comfort and convenience of his Virginia Beach, VA dental office. This advanced system uses 3-D digital imaging and CAD/CAM software to create precision fit restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneers: What To Expect
The porcelain veneer process will first begin with a comprehensive evaluation in our Norfolk, VA cosmetic dentistry office. This will include a physical examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. Dr. Sinclair is carefully looking for signs of stress, decay or instability, which are often the underlying cause for cosmetic dental concerns. Fixing the root of the problem, rather than simply covering the teeth with dental veneers will ensure that the restoration is long lasting and comfortable.
With a clear picture of your condition, Dr. Sinclair will prepare a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Sinclair may use 2-D and 3-D models to demonstrate and test the proposed treatment using porcelain veneers.
Your teeth will then be prepared by removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure for optimal, comfortable placement of the porcelain veneers. He will take a digital impression of the teeth using a high speed laser scanner. The images are sent to a computer to create plans for veneers that will cover your teeth. The veneers are made in just minutes using the E4D milling technology. Dr. Sinclair will try the dental veneers on for fit and color. Any minor adjustments are made and then the veneers are permanently cemented to the teeth in his Virginia Beach, VA dentist office.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers at our Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach area dentist office, schedule an appointment with Dr. Cappy Sinclair. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.