Dental Veneers

Lloyd F. Moss Jr., DDS, FAGD & Lloyd F. Moss III, DDS

Dental Veneers in Fredericksburg, VA

What are veneers? One of the most versatile tools in the cosmetic dentist’s toolbox is the veneer. Dental veneer is thin layer of porcelain (or a combination of materials) placed on the front of the teeth to cover or protect them. They can be used to cover a multitude of flaws. Veneers can change the shape, size, color, length, and texture of teeth. They can even mask alignment issues and cover gaps between teeth. At our practice, Dr. Moss uses many types of porcelain and zirconium veneers, choosing just the right material for each patient. We are proud that our veneers are made and customized in American labs.

Dental Veneers Procedure

  1. Consultation – Dr. Moss will do a thorough exam, possibly including x-rays and taking an impression of your teeth. He will decide whether veneers are a good fit for the results you want, and if you are a good candidate. You will agree on a treatment plan.
  2. Preparation – Dr. Moss will remove a minimal amount of enamel from your teeth to make room for the veneers. He will take an impression of your teeth and send a model to a lab that will create the custom made veneers. In one to two weeks, the veneers will be finished and sent to your dentist.
  3. Bonding – Dr. Moss will check each veneer to make sure they will fit properly and look great before bonding them to your teeth. He will trim and shape each veneer to achieve a perfect fit and appearance. Each tooth is prepared by cleaning, polishing, and etching. Etching roughens the surface of the tooth for a stronger bond. A bonding agent or cement is placed on the veneer, and the veneer is carefully placed on the tooth. Once it is in the correct position, Dr. Moss will use a special light to activate the bonding agent. Any excess cement is trimmed away and the veneer is shaped if needed.
  4. Follow-up – Dr. Moss may ask you to come back a few weeks later for a checkup, to make sure your veneers teeth have stayed in place, and to see how your gums are responding to the presence of the veneers.

A beautiful smile is waiting for you! Just visit our appointment page or call (540) 373-2080 for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Our top Fredericksburg, VA dentist Dr. Moss will help you decide if dental veneers or any of our other cosmetic options will give the results you have been dreaming of!