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Many people feel that a white and winning smile is the key to making a good first impression. A smile that has been marred by one or more cosmetic imperfections can have a serious impact on your self-esteem and quality of life. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Jeryl Abbott, is well-versed and experienced in a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that are needed to improve your smile.

Dental veneers can be used to remedy teeth with chips and deep stains. These are porcelain shells that are custom crafted in a dental lab and will fit over the faces of the teeth in your smile. Once they are installed, they will look exactly like natural tooth enamel.

At the same time, the porcelain material is not as receptive to stains as natural tooth enamel. This will have the net effect of giving you a white smile that is easy to maintain in the long run.

At the first appointment, Dr. Jeryl Abbott will examine the teeth in your smile and take a few X-rays to assess the health of each tooth. It’s important to make sure that there is sufficient strong enamel to securely mount a veneer.

If one of the teeth in your smile has been compromised by past dental work or lacks sufficient enamel, she might recommend having it restored by a dental crown.

Dr. Jeryl Abbott will then take a detailed impression of all the teeth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab to be used as a guide for crafting your custom porcelain dental veneers in Midlothian, Virginia.

You will need to come in for a second appointment when your veneers are ready. During this appointment, your dentist will use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing your new dental veneers in place.

If your smile is suffering from multiple imperfections, you should call Midlothian Dental Arts at 804-419-5155 to see if you’re a good candidate for dental veneers.