By Legacy Dental Care
January 30, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Isn’t it time you felt confident smiling around others? Veneers can help.veneers

Did you know that smiling can boost your mood? Of course, it’s a little difficult to smile if you are dealing with a smile that is less than ideal. If you have cracks, chips, stains and even gaps between your teeth you may not think there is a cosmetic treatment out there that could fix all these issues, but there is. Our Woodbridge, VA, cosmetic dentist Dr. Sowmya Punaji is here to tell you more about dental veneers.

What are dental veneers?

These thin, tooth-colored restorations are custom-made to look just like natural tooth enamel and are bonded to only the front of your teeth to improve the overall look of your smile while also hiding a myriad of cosmetic flaws. Unlike dental crowns, which require extensive tooth reshaping and preparation, dental veneers require little to no tooth preparation depending on the kind you get.

What problems can dental veneers hide?

These simple tooth-colored shells are pretty amazing because they are able to cover so many different flaws. If you have chips, cracks, fractures or discolorations in your teeth, getting dental veneers in Woodbridge, VA, could easily improve the shape and color of your smile. You can even get a straighter smile with veneers. Dealing with minor overlapping, twisted teeth or gaps between teeth? Don’t worry; dental veneers can often improve these dental issues, too.

How are dental veneers placed?

There are several steps involved to getting dental veneers:

  1. Consultation: We will need to make sure that your teeth are healthy, free of decay and that there is enough enamel to support veneers. We will also make sure that your treatment goals can be met with veneers.
  2. Preparation: After cleaning the teeth we will remove trace amounts of enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Then we will take impressions of your mouth for a dental lab to use to design your custom-fitted restorations.
  3. Placement: Once the lab has created your very own set of veneers, you will come in for a final fitting before we bond them permanently to your teeth.

Aren’t you ready to show off your beautiful smile thanks to dental veneers? If you are interested in taking the next steps to getting the smile you want then call Legacy Dental Care in Woodbridge, VA, today to schedule your no-risk consultation.