Dental veneers are one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures, and it's not hard to see why. Whether you're looking to fix moderate cosmetic imperfections like chips and cracks, change the size, shape, or spacing of your teeth, or to cover permanent stains and discolorations that can't be removed with surface whitening treatments, porcelain veneers are one of the most effective and minimally invasive options available. Dr. Paul LeTellier, a family dentist in Chesapeake, VA, offers a range of cosmetic and general dentistry services to improve your smile and oral health.
Dental Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA
Porcelain veneers are a great option for anyone looking to change the size, shape, or color of a damaged or unattractive tooth. A veneer consists of a thin, translucent layer of porcelain custom designed to match the color and texture of natural tooth enamel. They are bonded directly onto the surface of the tooth and molded to the desired size and shape.
When are Porcelain Dental Veneers a Good Option?
Veneers are a good option to correct cosmetic imperfections like chips and cracks, gaps and spacing, stains and discolorations, and to change tooth size and/or shape. You can opt for veneers for purely cosmetic reasons if you just want to improve or change the aesthetic quality of your smile as well. Veneers are designed to correct mild to moderate cosmetic damage and imperfections on the surface of the teeth.
They are not an option for larger gaps and spacing caused by significant bite and alignment problems that require orthodontic treatment. If you are missing a large portion of tooth surface due to decay or trauma, dental crowns are usually a better option.
Don't let cosmetic imperfections ruin your smile. For more information about your cosmetic dentistry options and to find the procedure that is right for you, contact Chesapeake Family and Implant Dentistry by calling (757) 436-0026 to schedule an appointment with Dr. LeTellier today.