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Dental CrownsSometimes all it takes is a cracked or stained tooth to damage an otherwise healthy and attractive smile. Damage can happen suddenly as a result of an accident or sports injury, slowly over time due to tooth decay, or even through the normal wear and tear of the aging process. Dental crowns cover a damaged or decayed tooth to restore function. Crowns and bridgework are also a popular method to replace missing teeth. Dr. Ron Kondoff, a dentist in Virginia Beach, VA, offers cosmetic and general dentistry services for children and adults.

Restore Your Smile With Dental Crowns in Virginia Beach, VA

In some cases, a crown may be the only option available to save a significantly damaged or decayed tooth from extraction. If a cavity is too large to be repaired with a standard dental filling, a crown can cover the remaining portion of the tooth and improve the aesthetic appearance of the tooth as well.

Other situations where a dental crown may be appropriate include:

  • Strengthen a cracked or fractured tooth
  • Replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge
  • Cover a broken tooth
  • Cosmetic improvements to permanently stained or discolored teeth

Cover Damaged and Unattractive Teeth with Dental Crowns

Crowns are also referred to as "caps" because they literally cap or cover a damaged or unattractive tooth. Crowns are a minimally invasive and durable option to improve your smile and overall oral health with just a few simple visits to the dentist's office. At the first appointment, an impression (mold) of the tooth will be taken and sent to an offsite lab where the crown will be created. You will be provided with a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent restoration.

Find a Dentist in Virginia Beach, VA

For more information about dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic dentistry options, contact our office today by calling (757) 493-8100 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kondoff.

By Dr. Kondoff
August 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

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 veneersveneers 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 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.

Refinement requirements

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!

By Dr. Kondoff
October 11, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

If your tired teeth are in need of a major makeover, you could benefit from dental veneers. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can give veneersyou 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!

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