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Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you. If you’ve struggled with stained teeth or if you have multiple teeth with chips or visible dental work, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. One of the most effective ways to improve a smile with significant cosmetic imperfections is to have your dentist, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann, fit you for dental veneers.

Dental veneers in Virginia Beach, Virginia, are custom-shaped and shaded porcelain shells that are designed to fit over the faces of each tooth in your smile. They will be meticulously crafted in a dental lab to match the natural shape of the teeth and improve their shape and contour. At the same time, the porcelain material will only be subject to minor surface staining from dark beverages and foods. This will have the net effect of helping you maintain your new bright, white smile.

Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will start by examining your teeth. It’s important to make sure there you have sufficient enamel to secure a veneer. If a tooth has been compromised by tooth decay or if it lacks sufficient enamel, he might recommend using a porcelain dental crown on that tooth.

Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will then cast a detailed impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while the technicians work to produce your final veneers.

When your porcelain veneers are ready, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann call you back in for a second appointment to install them. This involves removing a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth before cementing the porcelain shells into place.

If you need to improve the appearance of the teeth in your smile, you should call 757-716-7943 to schedule a dental veneer consultation at Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care.