Will Porcelain Veneers Brighten My Smile?

By: Dr. Jacob Sheppard


Those looking for an effective and efficient way to enhance their smiles and dental function could be great candidates for porcelain veneers in Midlothian, VA. Porcelain veneers can brighten your smile and give you a brilliant, balanced set of teeth. Veneers also offer a long-lasting solution to a wide range of adverse oral conditions, including decay, discoloration, uneven or missing teeth, misalignment, chips, cracks, and other ailments holding you back from displaying your grin.

And through our experience and expertise at Sycamore Family Dentistry, Dr. Jacob Sheppard can help you attain a rejuvenated smile that's as unique as you are. So, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Will porcelain veneers brighten my smile?

Many factors can keep individuals from enjoying their best smiles. One of the most common complaints is discoloration. Stains, yellowing, and the loss of brilliance can arise even when we're adamant about proper oral hygiene. Unfortunately, aging slowly robs the whiteness of our pearly whites. And as the whiter enamel coating erodes, the strong but yellow dentin (which comprises most of the mass of our teeth) begins to show.

But that's where porcelain veneers shine, literally and figuratively. Veneers are shells we attach to the front of your teeth to enhance aesthetics and conceal the various, less-than-flattering dental troubles that may arise. So, veneers won't just brighten your smile; they'll also hide decay, chips, cracks, wear and tear, misalignment, and other cosmetic concerns that obscure your dental brilliance.

Porcelain veneers in Midlothian, VA can transform your teeth's color, size, and shape while looking natural, as porcelain provides a genuine aesthetic – so no one will be the wiser. Plus, your beautiful new smile is tailored to your unique characteristics and needs. We begin by taking detailed impressions and digital x-rays (significantly safer than traditional x-rays). Then, we use these blueprints to craft your veneers from top-quality porcelain in a specialized dental lab. Once your veneers are ready, you'll revisit us so we can remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to make room to attach your veneers. Finally, we'll apply any final tweaks for optimal comfort and functionality.

What are the other advantages of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can offer a comprehensive solution to numerous dental issues. They're also potentially long-lasting, giving you a transformed smile for up to 20 years if you take proper care of them. Because while the porcelain veneers aren't affected by cavities, your natural teeth still are, so proper hygiene habits (brushing, flossing, rinsing) are still a must. Fortunately, porcelain has outstanding stain resistance and brilliance unmatched by many other materials, so you can enjoy a lovely brightness that will give your teeth a new level of pearly shine.

Explore your options for a brighter smile with porcelain veneers

Sycamore Family Dentistry offers a full spectrum of treatment options to assist you in attaining a gorgeous, functional smile and optimal dental health. We've helped many patients enjoy transformed aesthetics, and we'd also love to help you. So, get in touch today to explore your options with Dr. Jacob Sheppard in Midlothian, VA.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.