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Four Easy Steps To Get Veneers

You may be looking at your teeth in the mirror and wondering how you could make them look better.

Your teeth aren’t as white as they once were. You have a gap between some of your teeth, and you do wish your teeth were a little straighter.

Maybe you should talk to Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S. about porcelain veneers.

We’ve said it before, and we will probably say it again: Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic dental services that we offer.

To find out more about them, visit our dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA, or keep reading.

What Veneers Are

To understand veneers, all you need to do is look at your cell phone.

If you have a “naked” phone, then you may see the signs of wear and tear. You pick up your phone. Sometimes you drop it accidentally. Your phone may have a few scratches on it as well.

You conceal a lot of that damaged by purchasing a phone case. This case covers your phone, and it hides the dings and scratches. With a new case, other people may not know that you have a habit up bumping your phone in table legs as you pull out of your pocket.

Veneers are similar, although in a much more permanent way. Porcelain veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth, and this can completely transform the appearance of your smile.

Porcelain looks virtually the same as real teeth. Porcelain veneers can be used to change the appearance of your smile.

By covering your teeth, veneers can do a lot of things.

They can make crooked teeth look straight. They can close the spaces between gapped teeth. They can make chipped and broken teeth look whole again, and they can make yellow and discolored teeth look as white as you want them to be.

How To Get Veneers

If you visit the Moss dentist office, getting veneers is a simple process. By following our four steps, you could have the smile that you have dreamed of having in a matter of weeks.

➤ Step One — Come in for a consultation.

Before any cosmetic procedure, it’s a good idea to talk to one of our dentists. We will listen to what you want to change, and we can discuss ways to make that happen.

If veneers will help (and in many cases, they will), then we can examine your teeth and maybe take X-rays to find out if you are a good candidate for our porcelain veneers.

➤ Step Two — Get prepared.

By this, we mean that we need to prepare your teeth to receive veneers. The purpose of veneers is to change the appearance of your smile, not to change the appearance of your profile.

To do this, we need to remove a small portion of the enamel on the front of your teeth. After this process is finished, we will make an impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to the dental lab.

They will create a custom set of veneers that will give you the smile that you want to see in the mirror. Those veneers will be made specifically to fit your teeth.

➤ Step Three — A bonding experience.

When your veneers are ready (usually a couple weeks later), you will return to our office. We will check the fit of your veneers.

After verifying that they will fit where they should, we will bond the veneers to your teeth. Once everything is in place, you will see your new smile.

It may surprise you to see just how different your teeth can look, but with time, you will see this as your new and improved smile.

➤ Step Four — Follow through.

A few weeks after you receive your veneers, we may ask you to come back so we can make sure everything is working well.

We want to make sure the veneers are holding in place, and we want to know if you are satisfied with the results.

Smile Wide

Patients who don’t like their teeth tend to smile less frequently. The staff at our Fredericksburg, VA, dentist office wants you to be comfortable with your teeth and your smile.

Porcelain veneers are an effective way for you to improve your smile. To get started, call (540) 369-4926 or use our online form to schedule a consultation with Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S.