Is your smile worn, chipped or stained? You may be a candidate for beautiful porcelain veneers from the experts at Hunting Hills Family Dentistry in Roanoke. Ultra-thin pieces of tooth-colored ceramic, veneers bond to the front of teeth, disguising a variety of flaws.
Does your smile need help?
Few people have a perfect smile. While oral health is paramount, no one can discount how the appearance of teeth and gums impacts self-esteem and interpersonal relationships.
At Hunting Hills Family Dentistry in Roanoke, your team of five dentists offers an impressive menu of cosmetic dentistry options. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular. Custom-shaped and colored to fit right over defective teeth, veneers provide the WOW factor you have always wanted.
The veneer process
It takes two or three appointments at Hunting Hills Family Dentistry in Roanoke. The first is a consultation and examination. Your dentist will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. After all, that's the most important part of oral health care.
Then, you'll discuss how you wish to improve your smile appearance. Consider realistic goals such as:
- Regularizing tooth size, shape and spacing
- Improving tooth color (correcting stains from tobacco and food)
- Closing gaps and smoothing mildly crowded or overlapping teeth
Amazingly, your dentist may even show you what your finished smile will look like.
At your next appointment, expect:
- A gentle enamel resurfacing which allows the veneers to fit properly within your mouth
- Oral impressions
- Fitting and placement of temporary veneers (depending on how much enamel your dentist removes)
A trusted dental lab will make your veneers from high-quality porcelain. At your final visit to Hunting Hills Family Dentistry, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and cement the new ones in place. This tooth-colored cement is permanent and very strong.
Keeping your veneers in place
Veneer care is simple: brush twice a day, floss daily and see your dentist semi-annually for a check-up and hygienic cleaning. Wear a mouth guard if you grind your teeth, and use your common sense when you eat. Avoid hard foods, such as peanut brittle, because they chip and displace veneers. With gentle use and consistent care, your veneers will beautify your smile for years.
A great smile
It could be just a phone call away. Please contact Hunting Hills Family Dentistry for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Know your options, and then, decide if porcelain veneers could benefit your smile. Phone us at (540) 523-1326.