Get Porcelain Veneers in Norfolk, Virginia
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure that can create a beautiful, bright and balanced smile. Your highly-trained Norfolk VA cosmetic dentist provides porcelain veneers. This cosmetic procedure can help patients regain confidence in their smiles, improving their quality of life. They are thin and lightweight so your cosmetic dentist can easily apply them over the surface of your teeth.
Dr. Sinclair can use dental veneers for cosmetic purposes or for more serious dental treatments. Sometimes we can use porcelain veneers as an alternative to crowns, which would require more invasive treatment and drilling into the tooth.
Porcelain veneers are a permanent dental restoration that we can use to correct a range of cosmetic concerns. They are like a thin ceramic shell that attaches to the front and sides of the tooth covering up cosmetic blemishes and helping to protect the tooth from further damage. Dr. Cappy Sinclair or Dr. Mark reichley will permanently bond your dental veneer to a prepared tooth. Best of all, you can get more than one veneer to treat one tooth or several teeth.
Porcelain veneers can 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
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Your porcelain veneers journey begins with a cosmetic consultation in our dental office. Dr. Sinclair will perform a thorough oral exam to make sure you’re eligible for porcelain veneers treatment. He’ll talk to you about your cosmetic goals and budget to help make a final determination on if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Then, you’ll have an appointment to prepare your teeth for the veneers. Our dentist will remove a small amount of tooth structure to make room for the veneers. This will allow the veneers to lay flush and even with the rest of your smile. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth so that the veneers fit perfectly. We may place a temporary restoration at this time as well.
When the veneers are ready, we will call you back into our office for the final placement. If you have any small adjustments you want made to the size or shade, Dr. Sinclair will make those. If you are happy with the fit, our dentist will permanently bond them to your teeth. Veneers are a permanent restoration and can last anywhere from 10-30 years if the patient maintains them properly.
We’ll show you the proper techniques to brush and floss with the veneers. Otherwise, your oral healthcare routine stays pretty simple. Brush and floss at least twice a day using the techniques we show you. Visit us regularly for oral health exams and deep cleaning. This is crucial to make sure your veneers continue to fit properly.
Porcelain veneers are extremely stain resistant. Because of this, we recommend a teeth whitening treatment before getting veneers. You should be able to eat and drink most foods and beverages. And while veneers are strong, they’re far from indestructible. Just be cautious to avoid foods that will cause too much pressure on one veneer, as they may crack or chip.
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Porcelain veneers are one of the best cosmetic restorations you can get. Whether you have discolored teeth or are trying to fix gaps between your teeth, porcelain veneers can be the solution. If you think veneers are the solution to get the smile you want, call us or schedule an appointment online to get started!