A beautiful, brilliantly white, perfectly aligned smile may not be a natural gift, but it doesn’t have to mean years of invasive restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments or orthodontic procedures. Instead, the White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry team can create a picture-perfect smile in just two visits to our dental office using veneers in Goode, VA. If you’re interested in finding out more about veneers or any of our other treatment options, call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation appointment in our comfortable, state-of-the-art Goode, VA dental office. We’ll evaluate your smile, discuss treatment options, and partner with you to plan for veneers, teeth whitening, or any other treatment to create the flawless smile you desire.
Veneers are thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain shaped to mimic the appearance of a flawless smile. These sheaths are attached to the front surfaces of your teeth, creating a beautiful smile you’ll be proud to share.
Your veneers will be placed over the course of just two treatment visits. During the initial appointment, we numb the area to be treated. Then, we remove a small amount of surface enamel. This preparation allows your veneer to fit into your natural smile line. Next, we capture impressions that are used by our lab to craft your custom restoration. Before you leave the first visit, we place a temporary veneer to protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get used to the look and feel of your new smile. When the lab completes and returns your custom veneers, you’ll come back in for your second appointment. This visit is short and comfortable. We simply remove your temporary veneers. Then, we place the custom crafted veneers, leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Veneers have been referred to as “instant orthodontics” or “instant smile makeovers,” because they can be used to completely transform your appearance with just one simple treatment. Whether you want to brighten, straighten, or otherwise perfect your smile, veneers may be the answer. They are ideal for those patients who want to repair cosmetic flaws without investing in time-consuming, invasive procedures.
When properly cared for, your veneers can last for ten or more years. Proper care includes daily brushing and flossing as you would do with your natural, healthy smile. We may recommend using a softer toothbrush or less abrasive toothpaste to reduce wear and extend the longevity of your veneers. To avoid pulling around the edges of your veneers, you may want to use a waxed floss or even a water flosser. Most importantly, you should keep up your biannual dental checkups and teeth cleanings in our dental office. During these regular visits, we’ll carefully assess your veneers for signs of wear and help you keep your smile looking great.
Are you ready to leave stained, discolored, or otherwise imperfect teeth in the past? Our team at White Cosmetic & Family Dentistry would love to help with natural-looking, long-lasting, beautiful veneers! If you’d like to do more research before giving us a call, we’ve listed a few frequently asked questions (and their answers) below. However, if you’re ready to take the next step toward your dream smile, don’t hesitate to schedule your initial consultation.
Thanks to innovations in dentistry and advancements in technology, patients today have a multitude of services to choose from to achieve their smile goals. However, porcelain veneers continue to be one of the most common cosmetic options because they:
Although rare, it is possible for one of your veneers to break or come off altogether. If this happens, do your best to remain calm and do not attempt to fix it on your own with a household item, like superglue. Instead, contact our office right away. From there, we can provide you step-by-step instructions on what to do based on your unique situation and schedule an appointment with Dr. Brandon White or Dr. Julia White as soon as possible.
While porcelain veneers are widely known for their ability to provide patients with a complete smile makeover, they can also be used to fix a minor imperfection on a single tooth. Therefore, many patients wonder whether their treated tooth will stand out like a sore thumb. The answer? Absolutely not! Depending on your smile goals, Drs. Brandon and Julia White can either match it to your existing enamel color or make it a few shades brighter and use a whitening treatment to ensure your remaining teeth match seamlessly.
In short, the answer is yes. Although the veneer itself is cavity-resistant, the tooth it is bonded to certainly isn’t. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize proper prevention by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting our dentist every six months for a professional cleaning. Otherwise, the underlying tooth can become severely decayed, necessitating treatment and a replacement veneer.
Whether you are a long-time patient or a new patient, our team is ready to help you achieve your dream smile with veneers! To schedule your initial consultation with our cosmetic dentist, contact our office today.