Want to know the secret to a more balanced, beautiful smile? If your front teeth are discolored, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged, you still may be a good candidate for ceramic veneers. In fact, Drs. Robert Neighbors and Brian Herod place ceramic veneers at their Midlothian, VA, improving patient smiles and confidence.
Like what you hear? The best way to discover if ceramic veneers are right for you is to arrange a visit with us for a complete work-up and evaluation.
What Are ceramic veneers?
ceramic veneers are strong, yet thin, restorations which are bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth. Crafted from layers of medical-grade ceramic, veneers mimic the color and translucency of natural teeth. Once bonded in place, ceramic veneers give the impression of a straight, white, balanced smile.
ceramic veneers are custom-created in a dental laboratory to ensure they blend in with the rest of your teeth. Not only are they expertly shaped, but they fit neatly in place. Once bonded by your dentist, they should last quite a while with proper care. On average, high-quality ceramic veneers are designed to last for years.
What to Expect When Receiving ceramic veneers
Typically, it takes two appointments to complete ceramic veneer treatment. During the first visit, your teeth will be lightly buffed and shaped. This will require some removal of natural enamel. Then, impressions will be taken of your teeth. These custom molds are used to create the veneers.
When you come back for your second visit, the dentist will bond the veneers to your teeth. In most cases, patients require no numbing agents because the procedure is extremely comfortable and gentle.
How to Care for ceramic veneers
As with most restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments, you will be given at-home care instructions to keep your veneers looking and feeling great for years to come. Be sure to follow all the guidelines to ensure that your veneers stay in place and do not become stained or damaged.
If you would like to learn more about ceramic veneers, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Our team is ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.