LASTING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR SMILE
Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front and top surfaces of the teeth. All types of veneers have become increasingly popular because of their simplicity and versatility when used to address dental and cosmetic concerns. This is the perfect treatment for patients whose teeth do not respond to professional teeth whitening or who have several teeth with cosmetic blemishes.
When bonded to the teeth, veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to discoloration. They can deliver natural-looking results that are highly customizable to your unique needs. Dr. Stacey Hall is an experienced cosmetic dentist in Williamsburg, VA offering personalized smile makeovers with custom porcelain veneers.
This cosmetic dental treatment can address a range of concerns including:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Porcelain can provide subtle or dramatic changes to the appearance of your smile, depending on your desired result. As a highly-trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hall has the skill and knowledge to incorporate porcelain veneers as part of your treatment plan with exceptional results. The goal of your treatment is always to meet your needs and desires while supporting and improving overall dental health. Veneers are best used to treat tooth discoloration, damage, or crookedness.
Process for Porcelain Veneers in Williamsburg, VA
The process for placing porcelain veneers begins with Dr. Stacey Hall preparing the surface of your tooth for veneers. This is done by removing a small part of your natural tooth surface. This does not cause damage to your teeth. It is done to ensure that the surface is one that veneers will be able to attach to.
After this Dr. Hall will take impressions of your teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where your custom veneers are created specifically for your individual needs. They are matched to the color, shape, and size of your teeth to ensure that your veneers look natural to the naked eye once they are placed.
Once the veneers are ready, you will come back into our office so that we can permanently attach your veneers. Using bonding material, Dr. Hall will attach your veneers to your teeth. She will make sure that they fit correctly and match your teeth as well as possible. It is normal to experience slight sensitivity after veneers are placed, however this should subside within a few weeks.
After veneers are placed, patients leave our office with a new smile that looks and functions like their natural teeth. Many patients report an increase in self confidence after getting veneers, as they are more confident in their smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Do you have questions about porcelain veneers in our Williamsburg, VA office. Continue reading to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers are permanent dental restorations. We have to remove the tooth structure to ensure a secure fit and durability. With good oral hygiene, porcelain veneers can last for many years without needing repair or replacement. Dr. Hall and our dental care team will monitor the condition of your veneers during routine dental care visits.
How do I care for porcelain veneers?
Once we place your new veneers, daily tooth brushing and flossing are important to reduce the risk of tooth decay or gum disease. You can brush and floss veneers like normal teeth. Preventing decay and periodontal disease is important for the longevity of your porcelain veneers.
Can you get porcelain veneers after a root canal?
In most cases, we can place a porcelain veneer on a tooth after a root canal. This can restore the natural color and shape to discolored or damaged teeth. Dr. Hall will evaluate the integrity of the tooth structure to ensure a good result.
How long is the porcelain veneers process?
Porcelain veneers will typically require 2-3 visits to complete, starting with your initial consult and exam. The second visit is when Dr. Hall will prepare the teeth and take dental impressions. Temporary veneers are often placed until your custom restorations are complete. At the final visit, we will secure the new veneers to your teeth and make any necessary adjustments for a comfortable bite and stable result.
Are porcelain veneers covered by dental insurance?
Porcelain veneers are not typically covered by dental insurance. Our office can work with you to determine any benefits that may apply to your treatment plan and we offer payment options to suit your budget.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH DR. HALL
Are you ready to learn more about porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, and other solutions for your concerns? Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Hall in our Williamsburg dental practice for a thorough evaluation. Dr. Hall will offer treatment options and discuss expected outcomes for your consideration.