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Dental Veneers for a Beautiful Smile

Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to build a perfect smile. Dr. Rita Frazier uses a thin porcelain or composite shell to alter the shape of your teeth to be more aesthetically appealing. Dental veneers are the reason so many actors have perfect, dazzling smiles. If you want a better smile, be sure to ask our dentist about them.

There are two kinds of material that dentists use for dental veneers. Resin composite veneers are easy to apply in just 1 visit, and can be less invasive than porcelain veneers, and are more affordable. Porcelain veneers are much longer lasting, and last 15-25 years with proper care instead of 7-10 for resin. They can crack if improperly cared for, though regular maintenance and care should prevent that.

To place the veneers on your teeth, our dentist may remove a tiny portion of the surface enamel of your teeth to make space for the veneer. They will then apply a bonding material to secure the veneer in place. Porcelain veneers must be made in a dental lab, so they take 2 or 3 visits to our dentist to ensure proper fit.

Caring for your veneers is remarkably easy. Just care for them the same as you would for your normal teeth. Brush and floss twice a day and avoid grinding your teeth or chewing hard foods like ice and hard nuts with your veneers.

If you’d like to learn more about getting dental veneers in Virginia Beach, Virginia, then contact us today!