Yellow teeth, crowding, gaps, and chips may motivate you to schedule a complimentary aesthetic consultation at Richmond Smile Center. After examining your teeth and conducting an aesthetic smile analysis, one treatment may stand out: porcelain veneers.
A multi-faceted answer to many problems
These wafer-thin layers of porcelain may be used to cover very dark stains or gray or white discoloration caused by antibiotics or fluoride use. These types of stains are resistant to conventional whitening and bleaching procedures. Securely bonded to the front of the teeth, veneers may make teeth appear straighter. Bothersome gaps may be closed. Chips caused by the likes of nighttime tooth grinding are smoothed.
Versatile veneers may also be used to:
- Reshape teeth
- Correct wear
- Reinforce fractured teeth
- Address poor surfaces (pits and bulges)
Modern porcelain veneers combine both beauty and brawn, thanks to advanced materials and bonding techniques. However, Richmond Smile Center's aesthetic consultation may bring to light other conditions. After a thorough examination and discussion about your goals, other treatments may be suggested or alternatives to veneers for more complex cases of misalignment and bite problems.
Those with serious structural problems may benefit from dental crowns and fillings to restore decayed or fractured teeth. On the other end of the spectrum, conservative approaches may be best for your case. Dental bonding can quickly smooth jagged surfaces, correct misshapen teeth, and slightly adjust the appearance of tooth positions.
Since veneers must be made in a lab by a dental ceramist, veneers usually require just two visits to improve the look of your smile dramatically. Dental bonding uses composite plastic resin, which the Richmond Smile Center team shape and color match to the existing shade of your teeth in just one visit.
Veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth, down to the way the light reflects off the porcelain. Many factors must be considered before deciding the best approach to address your concerns. A treatment plan may ultimately include tooth veneers. If you're in the Richmond VA area, call 804-417-7203 to schedule a consultation.
Last Updated - August 2015
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