If you want to learn more about dental veneers and what they can do for you, contact Birkitt Dental.
If you have issues with how your teeth look, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers. This is true whether you have chipped, discolored, poorly aligned, or decaying teeth. A dental veneer effectively covers the entire surface of your natural teeth. They are made out of high-quality and natural-looking porcelain. Because of this, they are very durable and can last upwards of 20 years. If you want to learn more about dental veneers and what they can do for you, contact Birkitt Dental.
Dental veneers can help to improve your smile almost immediately. Many patients in and around Leesburg have come to Birkitt Dental to get professional services due to our expertise with them. However, if you are looking to benefit from dental veneers yourself, you can contact us to schedule your free consultation. We offer temporary veneers while your porcelain veneers are being made to fit permanently in the dental lab.
Dental porcelain veneers typically help with a range of dental issues. Thin porcelain shells known as Veneers cover the entire surface of your natural tooth. Because of this, they can cover up any damaged teeth or other cosmetic imperfections, including weak tooth enamel or poor natural tooth structure. In addition, they are custom made for a precise fit to your tooth structure. Finally, because they are made of porcelain, they can be effectively shaped and sized however needed. Most people who do get dental veneers do so to help with cosmetic issues with their teeth. Some of these issues include having:
– Crooked teeth
– Tooth decay
– Tooth discoloration
– Chipped/broken teeth
Because veneers are made out of porcelain, they can closely match the rest of your teeth. Thus, your veneers won’t look out of place with your regular teeth, making it nearly impossible to tell you even have veneers. All people will see is a bright smile.
The first step is scheduling an initial consultation when you are looking to get veneers. You will schedule a professional consultation with Dr. Birkitt. From there, he will go over your teeth to see if you are a good candidate for them. He will ask about what your goals are for your smile. A preparation appointment will be scheduled if veneers are determined to be an optimal solution for you.
At this point, you will get your teeth prepared by Dr. Birkitt. During this process, Dr. Birkitt will carefully and safely remove the outer portion of your enamel. This will help ensure that the veneers adhere to your natural teeth. Dr. Birkitt will be using a model of your teeth, which will be subsequently used to craft your fully custom veneers.
Once the custom veneers arrive, you will return for the placement appointment. The final appointment is where you will get your veneers placed. The veneer’s fit will be checked and tried as needed. By the end, they will perfectly fit your teeth. Dental cement is utilized to bond the veneers to your natural teeth effectively. A safe light beam is used to cure the material for better adhesion.
The dentist may ask you to come back for a follow-up appointment to ensure that your gums are healthy and that your veneers don’t negatively impact them. You may feel some temporary sensitivity after the entire process, but it shouldn’t last long, and you can enjoy your new smile!
There’s no set period when your permanent veneers will fail. The lifespan can vary considerably. However, you can generally expect veneers to last around 10 to 20 years. You’ll want to maintain them properly to make them last as long as possible. The better you maintain your veneers, the longer they will last. Try to be cautious when eating hard foods that could crack your teeth or veneers.
With the proper care, your dental veneers can brighten your new smile for a long time. Of course, they can also be replaced whenever you need them. Schedule a consultation today to get your dream smile!