Show Off the Best Smile Possible

Putting your best foot forward may seem difficult if you feel as though your smile is holding you back. Luckily, the solution to this common problem could lie in simply asking your Hampton, VA, dentist about dental veneers. This look-overhauling procedure can improve the appearance your smile and help you feel great. Learn more about dental veneers with Hampton Family Dentistry.

Dental Veneers FAQs

What issues can dental veneers repair? 
Veneers can change the size, shape, length, width and color of a tooth. These small yet powerful shells of porcelain fit over the surface of the tooth. Veneers can repair many issues, including:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • discolored or yellow teeth
  • small gaps
  • slight overlaps

Will my veneers match my natural teeth? 
Your Hampton dentist and the dental laboratory who customizes your veneers take special care to color-match each restoration specifically to your surrounding natural teeth. This ensures your veneers blend right into your natural smile, repairing its imperfections without compromising your look.

How long will my veneers last? 
Veneers last up to 20 years with the proper care. However, not properly maintaining your veneers will affect their lifetime. Be sure to brush twice daily, floss once a day and see your dentist twice a year for regularly scheduled examinations and cleanings. In most cases, your dentist can reattach veneers which have become loose or come off with no trouble.

Will my veneers stain? 
Veneers are made from porcelain, which, while it closely resembles natural teeth, should not stain. Your natural teeth, however, can stain, meaning you should take special care to avoid stain-causers like coffee, tea or tobacco use to ensure your natural teeth do not end up a different color than your veneers.

Do veneers prevent cavities?
Veneers simply sit on top of your natural teeth. While a veneer itself will not develop a cavity, the natural tooth underneath can. For this reason, a strong oral care routine is just as important for patients with veneers than patients with no restorations at all. Your dentist can help you determine the best oral care routine for you.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Michael Hutchings,  Dr. William Cornette and Dr. Charlie Stange at Hampton Family Dental in Hampton, VA. Call (757) 827-7770 to schedule your consultation for veneers today!