Cosmetic dentistry encompasses many different solutions for the smile. When patients are interested in disguising imperfections near the front of the smile, they may want to ask Dr. Joseph Cavallo of Woodbridge, VA about porcelain veneers.
How veneers can improve the smile
Porcelain veneers are restorations used for patients who are interested in covering up imperfections on the anterior, or front, teeth. These imperfections may include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Chipped/cracked/broken teeth
- Unusually short teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
When these imperfections are present, patients can utilize these thin shells of ceramic to cover their appearance and address the overall look of the teeth. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for patients so they match the shape, color, and size of the rest of the teeth in the smile that are left uncovered. This ensures a natural appearance and beauty.
What can I expect from porcelain veneers?
Veneers discretely cover the teeth in the front of the smile that are imperfect, and can do so in a permanent way. In fact, many patients who take care of their veneers after placement will enjoy them for sometimes a decade or longer. These restorations are strong, durable, and long-lasting when patients take care of their oral health and wellness between routine dental visits. During these visits, our team can evaluate the health of the tooth underneath and monitor for problems such as periodontal disease or tooth decay. The porcelain veneer does not protect against poor oral health problems, so continued evaluation is needed every six months. If problems arise, they can be addressed early enough to ensure successful intervention and to reduce the need to remove the porcelain veneer from the tooth.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Patients who take good care of their smile and are interested in a long-term cosmetic solution to imperfect teeth may be considered a viable candidate for this and other cosmetic and restorative options available with Dr. Joseph Cavallo.
Are you interested in porcelain veneers?
Enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry solutions available with Dr. Joseph Cavallo. Our team is located at 12502-A Lake Ridge Drive in Woodbridge, VA, and can be reached by phone at (703) 490-5888. We accept new patients into our practice who are ready for comprehensive dental care solutions for their smiles!