All about porcelain veneers

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!

Ten Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations or to change tooth shape, size or color from staining.

Why Should I Consider Porcelain Veneers?

  1. Strength: Porcelain veneers are made from a strong, durable material; you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods without worry. You can treat your new porcelain veneers as you would your original teeth.
  2. Durability Ten Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers : Veneers can last as long as ten to fifteen years, combined with your regular oral hygiene habits.
  3. Look Natural: Porcelain veneers are made individually for each patient, to match your natural tooth color.
  4. Customization: Impressions of your teeth will be taken of your teeth which means the veneers are custom made and crafted to fit your tooth.
  5. Relatively Quick Procedure: Typically placement of the porcelain veneers can usually be complete within in two visits.
  6. Resistant To Staining: Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, unlike natural teeth. You can maintain brilliant pearly whites, while still enjoying coffee, tea, and other products that normally cause staining of the teeth. But not tobacco products!
  7. Cosmetic Perfection: Porcelain veneers improve teeth that are cracked, chipped, broken, badly discolored, widely spaced, or slightly misaligned. Veneers are solely used for cosmetic purposes and placed on the front, visible teeth. Other options are available for your teeth in the back and side of your mouth.
  8. Little To No Recovery Time: Once the placement procedure is complete, patients can leave our office and immediately get back to enjoying your normal routine, only this time, we a smile you can be proud of.
  9. Flexibility: Porcelain veneers are combined with other treatments such as our professional tooth whitening treatment as a finishing touch to your new, gorgeous smile.
  10. Confidence Booster: An improved smile with porcelain veneers can help you feel more confident about your appearance, giving you the confidence you need at work, and social interactions such as dating.

Do Porcelain Veneers Require Special Care?

No special care is required to maintain your porcelain veneers other than continuing excellent oral hygiene habits, and regular visits with Dr. Joseph Cavallo.

Schedule A Consultation

To request a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph Cavallo contact our Woodbridge, VA dentist office, and learn more about how porcelain veneers can transform your smile into a smile that you have always wanted! Schedule a consultation.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?

Have you experienced tooth damage?

Well, whether you have experienced tooth damage or you are searching for a solution to enhance your natural smile, our Woodbridge, VA dental office has the solution for you. Dr. Joseph Cavallo is a highly trained cosmetic dentist in Woodbridge, VA who delivers patient-focused, advanced dental care. Dr. Cavallo takes his time to plan effective treatment for patients with a wide range of dental concerns.

Are Porcelain Veneers Right For Me?

During your consultation, Dr. Cavallo will examine your smile to check for any underlying dental concerns. If your tooth damage is caused by any underlying dental issues, Dr. Cavallo will address them first before performing your cosmetic dentistry treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Cavallo will also determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Traditionally porcelain veneers can be used to address dental concerns like chipped or cracked teeth, discolored teeth, gapped teeth, and minor misalignment issues. Porcelain veneers can also be used to correct an imbalanced bite. Dr. Cavallo takes his time to craft personalized porcelain veneers that are right for your dental needs.

Receiving porcelain veneers will require 2-3 visits to our Woodbridge, VA dental office. Dr. Cavallo will need to remove a small amount of surface structure for the affected teeth. He will then take impressions of your teeth to create your customized porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers may take anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks to be completed. During this time, Dr. Cavallo will provide temporary veneers to protect your teeth Once your porcelain veneers are finished, Dr. Cavallo will carefully adhere them to the front and sides of your teeth, creating a beautiful natural looking solution for your dental concerns.

To plan a cosmetic dentistry treatment, Dr. Cavallo recommends visiting his office for a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Cavallo will review your dental history, perform a comprehensive exam, and listen to your dental goals before deciding if porcelain veneers or another dentistry treatment is right for you. If you would like to schedule a consultation, you can call our Woodbridge dental office or schedule an appointment online.

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