Porcelain Veneers in Midlothian, VA

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Porcelain veneers at Sycamore Family Dentistry are a quick way to enhance your smile and hide crooked, chipped, decayed, or discolored teeth. These dental veneers are thin shells crafted out of porcelain material, which are secured to the front of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Offering customized and minimal-prep veneers, Dr. Jacob Sheppard and Dr. Ronald Jessup can help improve the size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Make an appointment at our Midlothian, VA office to find out more about porcelain veneers and decide if they are right for your cosmetic needs.

You shouldn't have to live with damaged, defective, or dysfunctional teeth. Porcelain veneers are a fantastic choice for Midlothian, VA individuals who want to gain a new look from their teeth and experience several benefits, such as:

  • Prevention of darkening or staining
  • Minimal enamel shaping is needed for placement
  • Little to no upkeep is required besides routine dental hygiene routines
  • Better function and appearance that you will be able to enjoy for a long time

Porcelain veneers may be used to quickly cover chips and stains on your enamel, improve misaligned or worn down teeth, or fix teeth that are abnormally spaced or shaped. At Sycamore Family Dentistry, your porcelain veneers will be custom-made to fit snugly over your teeth for an attractive and natural look. At your consultation, your dentist or a team member will listen to your objectives and expectations to personalize your procedure. Your dentist may also determine if you're a good candidate for veneers by analyzing your oral health. You shouldn't have symptoms of gum problems or routinely grind your teeth and clench your jaw.

After we've developed your unique treatment plan, we will take dental impressions and digital x-rays of your teeth. These will then be sent to a specialized dental lab where your dental veneers will be made from high-quality porcelain material. As soon as your custom veneers are ready, you will be asked to return to our Midlothian, VA office where we will remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth. This creates space for the porcelain veneers and improves the bond for a more natural result that lasts a long time. When your porcelain veneers are bonded, we can make small adjustments so your veneers feel comfortable.

Since getting cosmetic veneers typically doesn't require anesthesia, you should be able to resume your daily activities following your appointment. You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold meals for a couple of days, but this should subside naturally. Veneers should be cleaned like your natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. While porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant than natural enamel, you should still avoid staining drinks and food to keep your smile white. You should not chew on hard objects, like ice or your fingernails, to prevent chipping your veneers. Continue to make dental examinations and cleanings at Sycamore Family Dentistry so that we can monitor the condition of your veneers, teeth, and overall oral health. Dr. Sheppard will tell you if your porcelain veneers need to be replaced or repaired.

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Gain the confidence of a gorgeous smile with custom porcelain veneers at Sycamore Family Dentistry in Midlothian, VA. With numerous treatment options to meet your needs, our highly trained dentists can help you quickly enhance the overall look of your smile with porcelain veneers. To learn more, make an appointment with Dr. Sheppard or Dr. Jessup.

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Will I still need to brush and floss after I get veneers?
Brushing and flossing your teeth is never optional, especially after getting porcelain veneers. These veneers do not protect your teeth from getting cavities all on their own. Veneers are mainly for cosmetic and aesthetic purposes, which if you want to maintain, you will need to be consistent with your dental hygiene and cleanings.
Are there any disadvantages to getting veneers?
Any major procedure will have some risks to go with its benefits. As veneers are a permanent option, they are not easily removable. But because of their permanency, veneers can last up to 20 years if taken care of. Like organic teeth, you may find that your veneers can chip, break, or fall out if you fail to maintain them, eat hard foods such as candy, or grind your teeth.
Are there any alternatives to porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are not the right match for everyone. You may benefit from discussing alternatives with your provider, as there may be less invasive options available for you depending on your concerns. Alternate treatments include whitening, bonding, and restoration. Your provider at Sycamore Family Dentistry will work with you to determine the best form of treatment.
Can porcelain veneers harm your teeth?

Porcelain veneers are generally safe and effective when placed by a qualified dentist like Dr. Sheppard or Dr. Jessup. The idea that they're harmful typically stems from veneers that have been improperly applied, such as when excessive tooth enamel has been removed. This can make the teeth more vulnerable to damage or decay.

How long can I expect porcelain veneers to last?

With good oral hygiene and regular maintenance, porcelain veneers can easily last between 10 to 15 years. The experts at Sycamore Family Dentistry recommend daily brushing and flossing, along with steering clear of hard or chewy foods and drinks that might stain your teeth, to extend the lifespan of your veneers.

What should you do when your porcelain veneers reach their expiration date?

Once your porcelain veneers have lived out their longevity or show signs of wear and tear, they'll need to be swapped out for new ones. Remember that the veneer replacement process is a one-way street — it can't be undone. If you got your porcelain veneers somewhere else but need them replaced, feel free to contact our Midlothian, VA location for expert advice and further details.

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