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Porcelain veneers are a fabulous way to repair dental flaws and achieve an attractive smile. Whether your teeth are stained, oddly shaped or chipped, cracked and gapped, veneers can upgrade your appearance and your self-image, too. Dr. Ron Kondoff uses veneers to enhance smiles in his Virginia Beach, VA office, customizing looks sure to please both patient and observer alike.
Porcelain veneers and you
Teeth grinding, heredity, smoking, accidents and more impact the size, shape, color and alignment of our smiles. And, don't forget what aging can do--wearing enamel and dulling its once bright sheen.
However, if your teeth and gums are mostly healthy, you could qualify for a porcelain veneers in Virginia Beach, tooth-shaped ceramic covers which disguise dental defects permanently and realistically. You and Dr. Kondoff will discuss how you want your smile to improve, and then, he'll inspect, X-ray and photograph your teeth to determine if veneers are the right option for you. If they are, you'll come to the office for an additional two visits for teeth preparation and placement of your new veneers.
Dr. Kondoff removes some enamel--about 1/2 millimeter--from the front of each tooth which will receive a veneer. This reduction allows for proper fit and bite. Also, the dentist takes oral impressions to send to an outside dental lab where a skilled technician individually sculpts each veneer.
The technician uses the photos to help create the proper size and color. Veneers are translucent, and with the addition of the bonding cement, the results will be amazingly natural and will blend with the rest of your smile.
At the last appointment, Dr. Kondoff will take your temporary veneers off and cement on the new ones. He cures the cement with a dental light to ensure the veneers adhere well to your tooth enamel. Plus, he takes care to fit them properly against your gums to avoid irritation.
That's it. You leave the office with an improved smile. Over the next week or so, you'll readily adjust to the new fit, feel and appearance of your teeth.
Caring for veneers
Do you brush twice a day and floss once a day as recommended by the American Dental Association? If you do, then you'll continue with the same good oral hygiene habits as you live with your new veneers.
If you tend to grind or clench your teeth, ask Dr. Kondoff about a custom-made bite guard to wear at night. Avoid abusing your veneers with caramel apples, peanut brittle, ice and other super-hard foods. And, of course, you should see Dr. Kondoff and his friendly team twice a year for a thorough cleaning and check-up. Veneers can last for ten years or more.
What a smile!
Wouldn't you like to hear that compliment? You will when you get stunning porcelain veneers from Dr. Ron Kondoff's office in Virginia Beach, VA. Call today to arrange your cosmetic dentistry consultation: (757) 493-8100.
What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.
"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."
But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.
"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."
What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.
Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.
To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.
Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?
"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.
Imagine having a perfect smile gleaming back at you when you look in the mirror. While most of us don't have perfect teeth, porcelain veneers can make it appear as though you do! These amazing cosmetic restorations, offered by Dr. Ron Kondoff in Virginia Beach, VA, are an excellent choice for almost anyone who has looked at their reflection and wished they could have a nicer smile.
The versatility of veneers
While other cosmetic dental procedures only fix one flaw at a time, veneers from your Virginia Beach dentist are designed to be a "one stop shop" for almost all the blemishes in your smile! Veneers do an excellent job of filling in gaps, covering overlaps, lengthening short or misshapen teeth, and erasing discolorations. It's no wonder that they're the preferred dental restoration of the best and brightest in Hollywood!
Porcelain and powerful
Veneers are crafted in a dental laboratory using measurements taken at your Virginia Beach dentist's office. They are individually carved, polished and painted to be as realistic as possible. Each veneer is made to perfectly fit over the front of each corresponding tooth; for a natural and comfortable look, they are approximately half the width of a dime. However, they're not just for looks...you can eat, brush and floss as you normally would. You should, however, refrain from biting down on excessively hard foods or using your veneers as a way to open packages.
Many patients of Dr. Kondoff are eligible for veneers, but your Virginia Beach dentist will first perform an evaluation to make sure your teeth have healthy enamel. This is because in order to ensure a proper fit, a small layer of the enamel will need to be buffed away. Other problems, like cavities, may need to be treated before the placement of your veneers.
If you'd like to hear more about porcelain veneers, we encourage you to contact your Virginia Beach, VA dentists, Dr. Kondoff, to schedule a consultation!
If your tired teeth are in need of a major makeover, you could benefit from dental veneers. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can give you a completely new smile in just a few appointments with your Virginia Beach, VA dentist. If you want to find out more about dental veneers and what they can do for you, Dr. Ron Kondoff can help.
How do veneers work?
Veneers work to renew your smile by covering imperfections in your teeth. These shells of porcelain lie over the surface of the tooth to give it a different appearance. Veneers require preparation of the tooth. Removing a very small amount of enamel from the surface makes room for the thickness of the veneer and helps the bonding agents adhere to the tooth.
Do I need veneers?
Veneers are versatile and often used alongside other restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve different effects. Some of the most common uses for veneers include:
- changing the color or a discolored or yellowed tooth
- repairing chips or cracks in the teeth
- improving the appearance of slight overlaps or gaps
- straightening small misalignments in the teeth
- straightening uneven tooth lengths
- improving the appearance of a misshapen or abnormal tooth
Dental Veneers in Virginia Beach, VA
Veneers’ process begins with a consultation with your dentist to ensure that veneers are the right procedure for you. The dental laboratory requires an impression of your mouth. When they receive the impression from your dentist, they can begin designing and creating your veneers. Due to the time required for the dental laboratory’s work, most veneers need two dental appointments to complete. If your dentist prepares your teeth for the veneers at your first appointment, they may place temporary restorations until the lab completes your permanent veneers. At your second appointment, the permanent veneers replace the temporary restorations to complete your procedure.
For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Kondoff in Virginia Beach, VA. Call (757) 493-8100 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
Creating a perfect smile is easier than you might realize, thanks to veneers. These thin porcelain pieces fit over your teeth, covering a variety of cosmetic dental issues. Dr. Ron Kondoff offer veneers, in their Virginia Beach office, and are here to explain how they can help you transform your smile.
How can veneers help me?
Veneers offer an excellent solution to many cosmetic dental issues, including:
- Dull, Discolored Teeth: The foods and beverages you consume can stain your teeth, making them appear duller. Coffee, tea, wine, cola, berries and other foods and drinks penetrate your tooth enamel and can't be removed by brushing. Although teeth whitening treatment can lighten your teeth, sometimes whitening just doesn't get your teeth white enough. Since veneers can be made in a variety of shades, your teeth will be as white as you like. Best of all, veneers are stain resistant. Although many people get veneers for all of their teeth, a single veneer can be used to cover a tooth discolored by tetracycline or other causes.
- Gaps: Veneers are a good choice if you have slight gaps between your teeth. If you have very large gaps, braces may be a better choice.
- Chips and Breaks: Small chips and breaks can be easily concealed with veneers.
- Irregular teeth: It's not unusual to have one or more teeth that just don't look like the rest. These teeth may be smaller than normal, slightly crooked or uneven. Veneers make your entire smile uniform.
What happens during the veneer process?
When you visit your Virginia Beach dentists, you'll choose the shade for your new veneers, and your dentist will prepare your teeth by filing them down slightly. Removing a very small portion of enamel on the front of your teeth ensures that your veneers will fit properly. An impression will be made of your teeth and sent to the laboratory that will create your custom veneers. When the veneers are ready, your dentist will check the fit and make any adjustments before permanently attaching them to your teeth.
Ready to improve your smile with veneers? Call Dr. Kondoff, your Virginia Beach dentists, at (757) 493-8100 and schedule your appointment today.