South Beach Dentistry


What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that we bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. With veneers as an alternative, there is no reason to have unsightly gaps between your teeth, or teeth that are stained, misshapen, or crooked. Veneers placed on top of your teeth can correct these common esthetic problems simply and quickly to help you achieve a beautiful smile!

Will they look like normal teeth?

When bonded to the teeth, the ultra thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Because they are thin, light can shine through them and they take on the natural color of the underlying tooth.

How durable are porcelain veneers?

With proper care, porcelain veneers will brighten your smile for well over a decade. Dr. Woodlock will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelains and bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available.

This procedure will require three appointments:

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Preparation
  • Bonding

This procedure will require three appointments:

  • Brush and floss daily
  • Return for a follow-up visit after one to two weeks


Brush and floss as you normally would. Don't be afraid that you will damage your veneers by brushing ad flossing. Non-abrasive toothpaste is recommended. A good homecare regimen will insure the best esthetic success of you veneer.

You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after placement of your veneer. This is due to the amount of enamel left on the tooth after preparation. Sensitivity is totally normal, and should dissipate after one to two weeks. If sensitivity persists, please call the office.

If you are a known clencher, please be sure to let us know. Dr. Woodlock may recommend a soft night guard for you to wear to minimize stress placed upon your teeth while you sleep.

Veneers fulfill many esthetic goals. With proper homecare and scheduled visits, your new veneers are sure to provide you with a beautiful smile for years to come.

Call us at (757) 427-9449 or visit our office to learn more about our dentistry services, including veneers.

South Beach Dentistry is located in Foxfire Center at the intersection of General Booth Blvd./Princess Anne Rd. and Seaboard Rd. in the fastest growing section of Southern Virginia Beach.

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