When you catch sight of your teeth in a mirror, are you happy with what you see? Many people have at least one or two issues with their smile that they would like to change, but the idea of undergoing several cosmetic dentistry procedures can feel a bit daunting. With veneers from your Chesapeake, VA, dentist, Dr. Paul LeTellier, your teeth can look completely flawless with one restoration. Here, you can learn how veneers can help you!
What are veneers?
If you've ever seen press-on nails, you'll have an idea of how veneers are designed. Each veneer is custom-made for a specific tooth, then carved out of porcelain to be about half the width of a dime. After preparing your natural teeth, your Chesapeake dentist uses his cosmetic dentistry training to attach each veneer to the corresponding tooth with bonding cement, covering up a variety of aesthetic problems associated with aging, genetics or damage. With proper care and regular checkups, veneers can last as long as 20 years before replacements are needed.
What do veneers fix?
As your Chesapeake dentist, Dr. LeTellier will explain to you, veneers are a small but extremely effective way to change the appearance of your teeth. The translucent porcelain can mask damage like chips and cracks as well as stains and discolorations that don't respond well to traditional whitening. They also help to lengthen teeth that have become worn down over time or are naturally misshapen. Veneers also smooth over alignment issues like gaps and crowding, eliminating the need for braces or other orthodontic procedures. In short, veneers are the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment available today!
Since veneers are a permanent cosmetic dentistry restoration, a consultation at Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, is necessary to determine if your teeth are healthy and can support the veneers. Contact our office today to set up your first appointment with Dr. LeTellier today!