As we age, our teeth may begin to show signs of age and wear and tear. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments may make us feel self-conscious and we might not smile as freely as we might like to. You may look at yourself in a mirror and be overwhelmed by all the different issues you see with your smile. Perhaps a fear of discomfort or of the cost of the amount of work that you’ll need to have the smile you want. Dental veneers could be an option to address all these problems with your smile in just a few office visits with only one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Williamsburg, VA dentist Dr. Stacey Sparkman Hall can improve the appearance of your smile by using porcelain veneers to correct the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can close the spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Perhaps your teeth have chips or pits in the enamel surface? Porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Consuming foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage and stain enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity. There is a popular saying that digestion begins in the mouth. Therefore, everything we eat affects our teeth, some foods and drinks more than others. Some patients may consider having their teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Hall can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Hall after she removes the outermost layer of enamel, at which point the veneers are simply adhered to the front of your teeth. This process is unlike the installation of a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or drastically altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with a protective layer. The result is an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Hall about treating this problem before porcelain veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issue is addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Hall.
Dental Veneers In Williamsburg, VA
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Hall. Call 757.216.9873 or request an appointment online today.