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Porcelain Veneers

Dental flaws such as gaps, stains, and chips can have a major impact on your smile.

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to hide imperfections.

Serving the greater Harrisonburg, VA, area, the team at Smiles for Life can improve the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers.

Are Patients Who Choose Veneers Happy with Their Results?
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Sarah had 16 dental veneers placed to improve the shape and size of her teeth. She was happy with the results of her cosmetic dentistry treatment and left us a positive review.

"I love the doctors and my teeth look great!" - Sarah

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Find Out If You're a Candidate

The only way to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you is to schedule a consultation at our dental practice. During your appointment, our dentists will check the health of your teeth and gums to determine if you are in good dental health and have sufficient tooth enamel. We will also discuss all of your potential treatment options so you can choose the one that best meets your unique needs and budget.

We serve patients from throughout the greater Harrisonburg, VA, area, from the convenience of our Staunton and Bridgewater offices. Contact our dentists online to ask a question or request a consultation. You can also reach us by phone: (540) 828-2312

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Dianne Grimm

2021

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Wow! Wow! Wow! My teeth are beautiful.. I could not have had better care. Dr. McIntyre and his team are the best!

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Hanna Brandt

2020

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I was more than pleased with the service of everyone at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Definitely would recommend if you are looking for dental work in Bridgewater VA.

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Financing Is Available

Did you know that you can break up the total cost of veneers into affordable monthly payments? We accept financing through Compassionate Finance™, CareCredit®, iCare, and LendingClub® so you can find a plan that works for you.

Some cosmetic concerns can be treated with minimal adjustments to the natural teeth...

Minimum-Prep Veneers

Minimum-prep veneers are much thinner than traditional types, so they can be placed with little or no reshaping of the treated tooth. Despite their thin size, they are still highly durable. Like traditional veneers, minimum-prep veneers will be created at our trusted partner lab in order to achieve the most natural-looking results possible. However, minimum-prep veneers cannot address all of the same concerns as traditional types. Patients from the greater Harrisonburg area can schedule a personal consultation so we can review the unique benefits of each type and determine which option is right for you.

Minimum-Prep Veneers

Veneer Candidates

While most of our patients in the Harrisonburg and Staunton areas qualify for veneers, we will first assess your candidacy during a consultation. At this time, we will examine your smile and discuss your goals to ensure veneers are the best treatment option. Some factors we take into consideration include:

Enamel Strength

We need to remove a small layer of surface enamel before we can place a dental veneer. Therefore, your tooth needs to have enough healthy structure, or else the shells will lack the proper support. If you have thin tooth enamel, we may recommend an alternative procedure like dental crowns that conceal flaws and provide structural support.

Oral Health

Good oral health is the foundation for any beautiful smile. Before you can undergo cosmetic dentistry treatment we will need to address tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other issues that affect your health.

Bruxism

If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), you may not be the best candidate for veneers. Patients with bruxism can wear down the porcelain shells, damaging the results and weakening their teeth. You can still get veneers if your condition is mild. Wearing a mouthguard at night can also help prevent excessive wear.

Goals

Dental veneers permanently alter your natural tooth structure, so treatment is a life-long commitment. While the results can last for a decade or more, the shells will eventually need replacement. If you are not looking for a long-term commitment, you may be better suited for an alternative cosmetic treatment like dental bonding.

The Treatment Process

Traditional porcelain veneers have been used as a trusted cosmetic solution for millions of patients. Patients from the greater Harrisonburg area can expect the following during this treatment process:

Enamel Removal

During your first visit, we will carefully remove a small amount of enamel from the front of each tooth you wish to treat. This step is performed to create an ideal bonding surface and help the veneers look more natural.

Impressions

Next, we will take detailed impressions of your reshaped teeth. We may use traditional or digital impressions, or a combination of both.

Fabrication

These impressions will be sent to an advanced dental laboratory, where master ceramists will fabricate your veneers. This process typically takes about two to four weeks.

Placement

Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our practice to have them bonded securely in place to each tooth, instantly enhancing the aesthetics of your smile.

"What a change in my smile!" 5-Star Ratings

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Presley Booth

2021

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What an amazing staff and experience, having my veneers done here. What a change in my smile!

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Crissy Brown

2020

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Dr. Whiting is so sweet! He listens and shows he cares about your needs. He is so gentle and does a great job!

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Get Started On Your Dream Smile Today

The bright stunning smile of your dreams is within reach thanks to porcelain veneers. Take the first step today and schedule a consultation at one of our conveniently located offices in Bridgewater and Staunton, VASet up an appointment time online or by calling:

(540) 828-2312

Imagine Sharing a Beautiful, Confident Smile

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Cathy had 10 dental veneers placed to address tooth discoloration and refine the appearance of her smile.

How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?

Dental veneers are highly durable, and they can last for 15 years or more with proper care.

Maintaining Your Veneers

Dental veneers are durable and stain-resistant, but patients still need to practice good aftercare to make their veneers last as long as possible.

Brush and Floss

Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Gel toothpastes are typically a good choice for porcelain veneers. Floss daily. Good oral health will keep the veneers looking pristine, and prevent dental health issues and tooth discoloration.

Avoid Bad Dental Habits

Habits like biting on your fingernails, using your teeth as tools, and excessive clenching and grinding can damage your veneers or cause them to become detached.

See the Dentist Regularly

Visit the dentist every six months, as recommended by the American Dental Association, to have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined. During the appointment, we can also check the condition of the veneers.

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Avery Quack

2020

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Thanks for the personal care from all the staff, nurses, and Dr. Joe McIntyre. They walked me through the whole process. Everything went smoothly. They made themselves available in the evening so I did not have to miss any work for my dental implant treatment.

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Jack Daniel

2020

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It’s not much but I would recommend Dr. Joe McIntyre to anyone who is in need of oral surgery or dental implant procedures. His staff was very professional and he took the time to explain the procedure during my consultation.

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Alternative Cosmetic Procedures

If you are still unsure whether porcelain veneers are right for you, we offer alternative cosmetic procedures at our dental offices serving the Harrisonburg area.
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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable treatment designed to conceal minor aesthetic imperfections. In this procedure, we apply a tooth-colored composite resin directly to the surface of the enamel. The bonding is then carefully sculpted to match the shape and size of the natural tooth. While bonding treatment doesn't last as long as porcelain veneers, it can be a good option if you are looking to ease into cosmetic enhancement to see how you like the results. 

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Orthodontics

While dental veneers can mask minor misalignment, orthodontic treatment is better for comprehensive corrections. Our Harrisonburg area practice offers Invisalign® clear aligners that discreetly reposition crooked teeth. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign trays are removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods and enjoy life unaffected by treatment. Once you complete Invisalign treatment, the results are permanent, setting you up with a straighter, healthier smile for life.

Dentists at Smiles for Life Dental Care

Smiles for Life Dental Care

The team of highly trained doctors at Smiles for Life wants to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime. Because we want every patient to have access to the advanced treatments offered at our practice, we accept many insurance and financing options, including: 

  • Medicare 
  • Compassionate Finance™
  • CareCredit®
  • LendingClub®
  • Smile Rewards 

To get started, call our Bridgewater office at (540) 828-2312 or request an appointment online.

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