How Veneers Can Rejuvenate Your Smile
You have healthy, well-functioning teeth, but your smile lacks sparkle and charm because of two dull, chipped teeth. Would you like to rejuvenate your smile and feel good about yourself? Then, porcelain veneers from Kevin Midkiff D.D.S. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Lynchburg could be your answer. Thin pieces of porcelain, custom-fabricated and bonded to the front of your teeth, veneers improve appearance and resiliency for years to come.
The details on porcelain veneers
Veneers are thin layers of tooth-colored ceramic. Cemented in place with a super-strong adhesive, these laminates improve tooth shape, size, texture and shade of color. While they do require a small reduction in enamel to place and fit comfortably, veneers are far less invasive than porcelain crowns.
Here's what veneers can disguise:
- Stains which don't improve with professional teeth whitening
- Mild tooth rotations
- Unconventional or weak shape and size
Also, veneers strengthen tooth enamel. Once in place, they are easily cared for with your usual brushing and flossing. And, of course, you must see our Lynchburg dentist twice a year for a cleaning and examination.
Are they right for you?
Much depends on your overall oral health and your personal preferences. That's why an individualized cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Midkiff is so important. After a complete oral exam and X-rays, you and he will determine what changes are realistic and what services will provide the look you desire.
If you settle on veneers, the dentist will take oral impressions and send instructions to an off-site lab where your veneers will be fabricated. Also, he'll shave down the front of each tooth and place temporary laminates.
After a week or two, your veneers will be ready for placement. A light-sensitive adhesive creates a strong bond and may even be adjusted in color and thickness for just the right look and bite.
Will they last?
Yes, with good care your porcelain veneers will last at least a decade or even longer, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Do not chew ice or non-food items with your veneers, and ask about a bite guard if you grind or clench your teeth.
Find out more
Get the sparkle and charm you've always wanted. See Dr. Kevin Midkiff and his team about porcelain veneers and the other cosmetic dentistry treatments they offer. Phone our office in Lynchburg for an appointment: (434) 239-8133.