Should I Get Dental Veneers or Dental Bonding?

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Choosing the best cosmetic treatment for your teeth is an important decision. Both dental veneers and dental bonding can give patients that beautiful white smile. Knowing the differences can help patients make their decision and choose the best option. At The Foleck Center, our team provides a comprehensive cosmetic consultation to determine what cosmetic treatment options would work best in the Norfolk, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton Kecoughtan, and Virginia Beach areas. We discuss all options available to our patients, and work with each patient to help them decide which treatment fits their needs.

What Is Dental Bonding?

Dental bonding is typically done to repair chipped, decayed, or misshapen teeth. A composite material is used that looks natural and matches your natural teeth color. Dental bonding is cost effective, and can change the shape or your tooth, close gaps, or lengthen a tooth. This procedure can help patients get that white even smile in just one day. Local anesthesia is usually not necessary and little preparation is needed.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are tooth colored shells that are bonded to the front of teeth. Veneers are made out of porcelain or composite resin material, and are made to match the shade of your natural teeth. Veneers are typically used to correct stained, uneven, or misshapen teeth. Dental veneers provide patients with a solution to help create an even white smile. Veneers are permanent and once they are applied they are not reversible. They are durable and can last between 10-15 years if they are cared for properly.

What Is the Best Choice for Me?

Both dental bonding and dental veneers give patients an even bright white smile. Choosing which option works best will be part of the evaluation process in our office. If your teeth are in good condition and your problems are minor, dental bonding is a perfect choice. Dental bonding can be done in a single appointment, and is a simple way to correct and strengthen teeth with no preparation required. Bonding is also more cost effective compared to veneers.

If a patient has more than just simple cosmetic problems with their teeth, dental veneers may be a better choice. Dental veneers have a longer lifespan compared to dental bonding, and if patients practice good oral hygiene habits veneers can last for years. Veneers do require preparation prior to applying them to your teeth compared to bonding. Veneers are durable, and do not require constant maintenance or replacement like dental bonding.

Dr. Foleck and his experienced team always help patients choose the best option. Our patients’ are our priority, and providing patients with beautiful smiles is what we do. Our goal is to give patients that bright white smile they have always wanted.

Are You Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist Near You?

If you want to find out more about dental veneers or dental bonding near you, let The Foleck Center help. We offer many cosmetic options for our patients, and provide the highest level of care using state of the art technology.

Contact the Foleck Center today to schedule your cosmetic consultation, and take the first step towards that perfect smile. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you! We offer four convenient locations for our patients and their families: A dental office in Norfolk VA, a dental office in Hampton Coliseum, a dental office in Kecoughtan, and a dental offce in Virginia Beach, VA!

What are All-on-4 Teeth Implants in Dentistry?

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All-on-4 implants provide patients with dental implants in just one appointment.  This type of implant process is also known as Teeth in a Day, and is a fixed denture that is typically supported by 4 implants. All-on-4 implants are placed strategically, and implants are not required for each tooth making this an easy process. Implants are a permanent restorative solution that lasts for years. Implants fuse to the jawbone, and create a stable base allowing them to withstand more pressure than our natural teeth.

At The Foleck Center, we provide our patients with many restorative options, and help them choose which option best fits their needs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for All-on-4 Implants?

Any patient can be considered for All-on-4 implants and scheduling a consultation with us is the first step towards beautiful teeth. Typically candidates for All-on-4 implants are missing some or most of the teeth along the dental ridge. Other candidates may be struggling with their dentures and are looking for a quick solution.

During our examination process the dentist will check to make sure the patient has enough gum tissue and jaw structure to support the implants. If needed, bone grafting can be done to provide the additional support required. All-on-4 implants are a great option for patients that want a quick restoration solution to improve their smile and overall mouth function.

What Can I Expect During the Healing Process?

Patients can expect a one to two month healing process after their All-on-4 procedure. With All-on-4 implants the healing process tends to be quicker compared to other options. The healing period gives the implants time to fuse to the jawbone. After your implants are placed we recommend patients follow a liquid diet for the first few days. Patients can move to a soft food diet, and eventually resume normal activity. We do require patients to return to our office for periodic follow up visits. This ensures the implants are healing properly.

Looking for Dental Implants Near You?

Our team of doctors and staff can help you get that perfect smile you have always wanted. We provide our patients with many restorative options, and help you choose the option that best fits your needs. Our patients are our priority, and our team will go above and beyond to make your experience the very best.

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants and what your dental implant options are near you, please contact The Foleck Center’s friendly staff to set up your initial implant consultation. We offer four locations for patient convenience: A dental office in Norfolk VA, a dental office in Hampton Coliseum, a dental office in Kecoughtan, and a dental office in Virginia Beach, VA!

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