As the years pass, our teeth begin showing signs of wear and tear. This wear and tear takes the form of cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments which make us feel self-conscious. When this happens maybe we don’t smile as freely as we should. Maybe you look at your smile in the mirror and are overwhelmed by all the different issues you see. Maybe you’re living in dread of the amount of dental work that you’ll need to have the smile you really want. Dental veneers could be a relatively simple option to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Dental Veneers Enhance Your Natural Smile
With porcelain dental veneers, Virginia Beach VA dentist Dr. Brent Moses of Bayside Implant & General Dentistry can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can be used to close spaces between your teeth, reshape small or worn teeth or whiten stained teeth. If your teeth are damaged, porcelain veneers can shield them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Regularly eating foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion begins in the mouth which means that everything we eat affects our teeth, some things more than others. While some people may consider teeth whitening procedures, dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
Who Benefits From Dental Veneers?
If you have minor gaps between your teeth, or maybe a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Moses can design yours to hide any minor misalignments, gaps, or cracks.
The veneers are placed by Dr. Moses after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are simply adhered to the teeth. This differs from a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. Your smile will still be your own, simply covered with a protective layer. The result is a restored version of your smile!
There are some scenarios where porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) should consult with Dr. Moses about this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issues is addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are good candidates for veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Moses.
Porcelain Dental Veneers in Virginia Beach
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Moses and our dental care team at Bayside Implant & General Dentistry. Call (757) 264-6361 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.