If you are interested in improving your smile, there are many ways that Barry LeJeune, DDS can help your do just that. One way is through dental veneers.
A veneer is a very thin shell designed to cover the front of your teeth. Dr. LeJeune may suggest a veneer for teeth that are discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, or not aligned correctly. Veneers can return your teeth to a natural look and the color of the porcelain veneer can make dark teeth look whiter.
Veneers made from porcelain are also stain resistant and your gums will tolerate the porcelain well. On the other hand, you should keep in mind that the process is not reversible, and can be expensive. If the veneer should chip or crack, it may not be repairable. Without regular brushing, flossing and dental visits, teeth with veneers can still get cavities. With proper care, a veneer will last from 5 to 10 years before it needs to be replaced.
During the process, the dentist will need to remove some the enamel from your tooth, and take an impression of your tooth for the lab to create your veneer. When the veneer is ready, the dentist will cement it to your tooth.
Veneers are not right for everyone. If you do not have healthy teeth, or if you tend to clench or grind your teeth, you and Dr. LeJeune should discuss other options. We invite you to visit with the doctor at our office in Hampton, Virginia. During the consultation, you and the doctor can decide if dental veneers are right for you, or if another cosmetic procedure might be a better choice. If you are considering veneers or any other dental procedure, contact us today at (757) 827-9114.