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Porcelain Veneers in Richmond, VA

Who doesn’t want to have a smile that’s even, white, and radiant? If you think that achieving a movie star smile is out of your reach, think again. At Glen Forest Dental Co. in Richmond, our trusted dental team is proud to provide an array of cosmetic dental treatments that can help improve the appearance of your teeth quickly, comfortably, and affordably, including porcelain dental veneers. Here’s what you should know about how porcelain veneers could benefit you before scheduling your free consultation.

Overview of Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are made up of a very thin shell that is adhered to the surface of your teeth. They’re used to improve many aesthetic dental concerns, including the shape, size, and/or color of a tooth. The dental veneers we use at Glen Forest Dental Co. are made out of porcelain, giving them a natural appearance as well as superior strength and durability. Dental veneers may be a good option for you if you are interested in enhancing the appearance of your teeth. If you’re unsure whether you’re a good candidate for veneers, that’s an excellent conversation to have with your dentist. Every patient is different!

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

If the dentist determines that you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers, having them placed in your mouth will occur over the course of two dental visits. At your first appointment, the dentist will get your tooth (or teeth) ready for the veneer by removing a very small amount of its enamel. After your tooth has been prepared, they will take an impression of it and send it off to a dental lab where your custom veneer will be fabricated. While you’re waiting for your permanent veneer to be complete, a temporary one will be placed over your tooth. When your permanent veneer is finished, you’ll return to the dentist to have it placed. The dentist will attach it to the surface of your tooth, then make adjustments, such as trimming it down, to look as natural as possible.

How to Care for Permanent Veneers

It’s important to take proper care of your permanent veneers to ensure that they stay radiant and strong. Fortunately, caring for veneers is as easy as caring for your own teeth. Here’s how to make the most of your permanent veneers:

  • Brush your teeth two times a day
  • Floss daily
  • Don’t bite down on hard items that could damage your veneers
  • If you grind your teeth, wear a mouth (or “occlusal”) guard to bed (occlusal guards can be fitted and made by your dentist)
  • Visit Glen Forest Dental Co. every six months for routine dental exams and cleanings

Porcelain Veneers Benefits

If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, porcelain veneers could provide you with many benefits, including:

  • Improving the aesthetic of your teeth
  • Increasing your self-confidence
  • Being a less-invasive dental procedure than dental implants or crowns

Cost of Cosmetic Veneers

You can contact your dental insurance to see whether they may  cover part of the cost of cosmetic veneers. Often, cosmetic procedures are an out-of-pocket expense. At Glen Forest Dental Co we offer multiple ways to finance your cosmetic services. Please visit our Financing page to learn more about your options, or call to speak with one of our friendly team members who would be more than happy to review them with you.

Glen Forest Dental: The Best Choice for Dental Veneers

You don’t have to live with a smile you’re dissatisfied with any longer. With porcelain veneers from Glen Forest Dental Co., you can improve the appearance of uneven, discolored, or damaged teeth quickly and comfortably. We are proud to use quality materials and provide the best professional dental care to each of our patients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our experienced team. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!