Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that are permanently bonded to the front and sides of the teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to address one or more damaged teeth or to complete a full smile makeover. Porcelain veneers can address damaged teeth, gapped teeth, misshapen teeth, stained or discolored teeth, and misaligned teeth.
Chesapeake, VA dentist, Dr. John Cranham offers a full range of cosmetic dentistry solutions, including porcelain veneers. Dr. Cranham will work with you one on one to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Porcelain veneers are designed to resemble the natural teeth. Dr. Cranham has undergone extensive training in all aspects of dentistry to deliver high quality, natural-looking results.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
Receiving porcelain veneers will require multiple visits to our Chesapeake, VA dental office. During your first visit, Dr. Cranham will examine your teeth to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. During this visit, patients can also discuss their cosmetic goals and ask any questions they may have about the porcelain veneers process.
Next, Dr. Cranham will remove a small about of enamel from each tooth receiving a porcelain veneer. Dr. Cranham will take impressions of your teeth and sent it to an experienced ceramist. Typically, creating porcelain veneers take 2-3 weeks; during this time, Dr. Cranham will give you temporary veneers.
During your final appointment, Dr. Cranham will remove the temporary veneers. Dr. Cranham will check the fit and color of your porcelain veneers to ensure a high-quality result. Once completed, Dr. Cranham will carefully bond the porcelain veneers onto the teeth.
Taking care of porcelain veneers is similar to caring for the natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are created using a natural decay and stain resistant material. To care for your porcelain veneers, you should continue to practice a healthy oral hygiene routine and schedule regular visits to our Chesapeake, VA dental office.
Schedule An Appointment
If you are interested in learning more about porcelain veneers, visit our Norfolk, VA and Chesapeake, VA area dental office. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Cranham. He will work with you to find the right solution for your smile. Patients can call 757.656.4109 or schedule an appointment online.