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What Are Dental Veneers?

added on: July 23, 2018
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If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, there are a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can transform your look. At our dental office in Charlottesville, we’ve helped many patients restore their confidence by restoring their smiles through cosmetic dentistry. One of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments is dental veneers. This permanent procedure can help fix a variety of dental concerns. Join us as we take a closer look at what dental veneers are, how they can transform a smile, and how the procedure is performed.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are adhered to the surface of teeth. They’re custom designed for each individual patient so that they look natural. Size, shape, and color are all artistically considered in order to blend in with other teeth seamlessly. An incredibly versatile treatment, dental veneers can help fix several cosmetic concerns.

What Can Veneers Do?  

While there are plenty of treatments that your dentist in Charlottesville can use to enhance any smile, dental veneers can complete the work of several different treatments at one time. Some of the dental problems that can be fixed using veneers include:

  • Gaps
  • Crookedness or unevenness  
  • Worn down teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Chips, cracks, or breaks

What’s Dental Veneer Treatment Like?

First and foremost your veneer treatment should start with a consultation. During this visit, you and your dentist will talk about your concerns and desired result in order to determine if veneers are right for you. If so, a treatment plan and costs will be discussed and your next appointment will be scheduled.

At this next appointment, treatment will begin by preparing your teeth for the veneers. In order to achieve a natural look, a thin layer of your tooth enamel will be gently removed. This allows the veneer to cover your tooth completely and be placed under the gums. Most often, temporary veneers will be placed will the permanent ones are being created at trusted dental lab. Once they’re done, you’ll return to the office to have them permanently placed.

We believe that everyone deserves to have a smile they’re proud of. If you’re not in love with yours or you’re embarrassed by it, we welcome you schedule a consultation at our Charlottesville dental office. We’ll listen to you and work with you to determine the best treatment for you.

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