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Your smile’s appearance can be altered by several different things. Physical imperfections like old dental work, minor dental fractures, or unsightly changes in tooth enamel can leave you feeling socially awkward. At the same time, chronic dental stains on your smile can also prove to be difficult to remove with the whitening products sold in stores.

Rather than learning to live with these issues, you can turn to Dr. David Mortvedt. Our team can help determine the nature of the imperfections in your smile and the necessary methods to improve them.

One of the most effective methods to improve a smile suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections is to have dental veneers installed over the faces of each tooth in your smile. This will effectively restore the luster and appearance of the teeth. As an added bonus, the porcelain material will not be as receptive to future stains as your natural tooth enamel. This will give you a white and winning smile that is easy to maintain.

The process starts with a thorough examination of each tooth in your smile. If one of your teeth lacks the sufficient enamel to anchor a veneer or if it was repaired by a previous filling, your dentist might recommend having the tooth restored with a porcelain dental crown.

Your dentist will then remove a small amount of the surface of each tooth and prepare an exact impression of those teeth. This will be sent to an off-site dental lab where the veneer shells will be formed.

When the veneers are ready, we will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment. During this appointment, the veneers will be painstakingly cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Haymarket, Virginia, area and your smile is suffering from multiple cosmetic imperfections, you should call 703-754-0727 to schedule a consultation at Haymarket Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.