Porcelain Veneers An Overview
Porcelain veneers can make an incredible difference in almost any smile – repairing chips, cracks and gaps, lengthening teeth that are too small, perfecting an irregular or jagged tooth line and covering the most discolored or stained teeth. Porcelain Veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that is used to straighten, reshape or brighten teeth.
Woodbridge VA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joseph Cavallo places porcelain veneers to treat both cosmetic and dental health issues.
Porcelain veneers not only provide the smile you have always wanted, but can also offer dental health benefits, balancing your bite if you have short, small, worn down or crooked teeth. They are a great restorative treatment for teeth that have cracked or chipped when dental bonding is not appropriate, enabling Dr. Cavallo to restore a healthy bite and prevent the same problems from occurring again in the future.
What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
While crowns and veneers are a very similar type of restoration, there are a few key differences. One of the main differences between crowns and veneers is that a dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a dental veneer only covers the front and sides of a tooth.
Veneers are commonly used to:
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
I had an accident when I was young and as an adult, I had a 6 tooth bridge that replaced my upper most visible teeth. Unfortunately one of the anchor teeth became decayed. It was at that point that I decided to get dental implants.
I love my dental implants. They are beautiful and I can eat anything I want without being afraid of breaking them. Dr. Cavallo is a perfectionist and makes sure that everything is done correctly. I’m very happy with all the services that I received from his practice.Debbie
I needed to find a new dentist after a previous bad dental experience. A relative recommended Dr. Cavallo. I had a toothache and he took care of my problem painlessly. I knew then he would be my dentist of choice to handle the extensive dental work I required. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of my dental care, and would recommend Dr. Cavallo to anyone requiring dental work. My mouth hasn’t felt or looked so good for many years.Steve
Dr. Cavallo’s been my dentist since I was little. Simply put I trusted him to do quality work, keeping in mind both comfort and aesthetics. I could not be happier with the results. Given a picture of me with the original tooth and one with the implant, I’m not sure I could tell the difference. The implant tooth feels comfortable and looks natural. What more can I say?Tom
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
Porcelain veneers generally take 2 – 3 visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, Dr. Cavallo will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. An impression will be taken and you will be fitted with temporary veneers while your final restorations are being created.
In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth. After the dentist checks the fit and color and both you and the dentist are satisfied, a special bonding cement will be used to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.