Time for a change? Tired of small dental flaws which add up to a less than perfect smile? Let Dr. Jason Campbell, your dentist at Seaside Dentistry in Virginia Beach, correct those defects with striking porcelain veneers. Sculpted from high-grade ceramic, veneers help you look like you--only with the smile you've always wanted.
What veneers look like
They look like natural teeth. However, they are one-dimensional, covering only the front side of teeth which have defects such as:
- Poor shape
- Uneven size
- Mild rotation
Your Virginia Beach dentist permanently bonds veneers over surface-prepared teeth for a superior fit and accurate bite. As such, porcelain veneers are a lasting dental refurbishment which cannot be reversed.
The porcelain veneer treatment
It takes three appointments at Seaside Dentistry and involves:
- A cosmetic dentistry consultation between doctor and patient
- An agreed-upon treatment plan
- A complete oral examination, X-rays, and photos
- Oral impressions taken digitally or with traditional putty
- Removal of 1/2 millimeter of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth
- Placement of temporary veneers
- Creation of a three-dimensional model of your mouth
- Artistic sculpting of each veneer, including custom-coloring and contouring
- Removal of temporaries and bonding of permanent veneers
While veneer creation and placement take time, patience pays off as porcelain veneers look realistic, make flaws disappear and leave your smile rejuvenated and highly functional. Veneers even strengthen tooth structure.
Taking care of your porcelain veneers
If you have consistent oral hygiene habits, you'll do well with your porcelain veneers. They are beautiful, but tough, resisting stains, chips and cracks.
However, you should avoid hard foods such as nuts and candy apples, and never use your teeth--veneers or not--to tear plastic packaging or to open beer bottles. Protect your beautiful smile with a bite guard if you are a bruxer--someone who habitually clenches and grinds their teeth.
Additionally, see Dr. Campbell semi-annually for a cleaning and check-up. He'll ensure your veneers are free from damage and are still well-secured by their original tooth-colored cement. Veneers last for many years when patients take proper care of them.
Bright, even and better than ever
Say that about your smile when you enjoy porcelain veneers from Dr. Jason Campbell and his team at Seaside Dentistry. Find out more about this cosmetic dentistry service and other treatments which could help you achieve all your oral health goals. Phone today for a consultation in Virginia Beach, VA, at (757) 689-4363.