With the many advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, there are now many options for dental patients desiring everything from a subtle change to a complete smile makeover! One of the most popular options are porcelain veneers.
Dr. John Cranham, a nationally recognized cosmetic and restorative dentist in Chesapeake, VA, offers patients a variety of dental veneers, including porcelain veneers, as a cosmetic option for those seeking a change to their smile as well as to treat a variety of dental problems:
- Close spaces between teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
While composite veneers are removable veneers that are attached directly to the tooth, porcelain veneers are permanent and can last for many years with proper oral hygiene, including regular preventive care visits to Dr. Cranham for thorough dental cleanings and exams. Porcelain veneers are made from a strong, translucent material and both appear and function just like a natural tooth. They are highly stain resistant, offering years of bright, white smiles!
Dr. Cranham will perform a thorough exam and recommend the best treatment option to suit a patient’s oral health needs, their personal goals and their budget. The porcelain veneer procedure involves several steps and may take place during several visits to Dr. Cranham.
The process will begin with treatment planning and Dr. Cranham will explain the details of each stage of the procedure, including results and what to expect. The tooth, or teeth, will be prepared during the first visit and a temporary veneer will be placed while a custom fit veneer is being created by a dental lab. The final step, placing the veneer by bonding it permanently to the tooth, will take place during the final visit. The new veneers will be color matched to a patient’s teeth for a beautiful, natural appearance.
Dr. Cranham will advise patients on proper long term care for their new veneers and recommend a night guard for protection if teeth grinding is an issue.
Contact Dr. Cranham in Chesapeake to schedule an appointment.