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By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S
March 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

A study sponsored by the American Dental Association confirmed that most Americans believe that having a bright, beautiful smile can Veneermake you more successful in your social life, profession, and general interactions in public. In other words, a smile transformation can change more than just the way your teeth look, but also how you feel. Maybe it’s time to think about having veneers installed by Dr. Charles Sours, a dentist in Woodbridge, VA.

Cosmetic Treatment with Veneers
When a patient asks for a smile that will look significantly better, in most cases veneers will be a part of the recommended cosmetic treatment plan. A bit of enamel is removed from each front tooth so that a custom-made veneer can fit. Veneers are made of porcelain material, which is tough and can be shaped easily by a cosmetic dentist with dental tools. Veneers, working with a whitened dental cement, will maintain a bond with your smile for many years—sometimes a decade or more.

What Can Veneers Do?
It doesn’t matter how damaged, broken, or stained your natural tooth enamel may be—veneers will hide those imperfections. They can also provide much-needed protection for a weak tooth that is vulnerable to discoloration, cracking, or injury. One of the other advantages of having veneers installed by your Woodbridge, VA, dentist is that they are resistant to staining. You can feel more comfortable eating and drinking while wearing them.

A Long-Lasting Smile Transformation in a Short Time
Transforming your smile may require a number of steps, including basic dental care and maintenance to make your teeth or gums healthier. But you can count on seeing fast results when you have your teeth outfitted with veneers. In many cases, this treatment only requires about two or three visits to the dentist spaced out over the course of a month. So if you have an important upcoming event, this may be the right solution for you.

Learn More About Veneers
Many patients are discovering the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, including veneers, to make improvements to their smiles. Contact the dentist office of Dr. Charles Sours in Woodbridge, VA, by calling (703) 491-2131 to set a time for a consultation.

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
March 15, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Want a more rejuvenated smile?veneers

Dental veneers are a great way to conceal dental issues, just ask your Woodbridge, VA, dentist. It's important to have all the information you need before visiting your doctor.

Here are a few questions you may ask your doctor.

What can dental veneers conceal?

Dental veneers can cover:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked, worn or chipped teeth
  • Irregularly-shaped teeth
  • Uneven dental surfaces and spacing

How are veneers placed?

  1. Your Woodbridge dentist will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you.
  2. If your teeth have underlying issues, like cavities, they'll need to be dealt with first.
  3. Your doctor will take impressions of your teeth and the model sent to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth are made.
  4. You'll come back to the dentist's office when your veneers arrive, so that your dentist removes some enamel off the surface of your teeth then cement the veneers.

Veneers are made out of thin porcelain or plastic and because enamel is removed, you won't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth and aligned with the rest of your teeth.

Are veneers a permanent process?

Removing enamel from the surface of teeth is an irreversible process.

What are some other advantages of veneers?

  • The procedure doesn't need very much anesthesia.
  • Veneers last a long time.
  • They have color stability so they are resistant to staining.

How can you take proper care of your veneers?

Other than maintaining a healthy diet, you will need to brush twice a day and floss at least once before bed. It's important to prevent the buildup of plaque, which may result in cavities and other serious issues.

For more information on veneers, contact your dentist in Woodbridge, VA, by calling (703) 491-2131.

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
June 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: celebrity smiles   veneers  

What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.

"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."

But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.

"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."

What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.

Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.

To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.

Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?

"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.

For more information about veneers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation.

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
January 19, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Do you have a few minor dental flaws that keep your smile from being perfect? Improving your smile has never been easier, thanks to veneersdental veneers. Dr. Charles Sours, Jr., your Woodbridge, VA, dentist, shares information about veneers and explains how they can help you.

Thin but tough

Wafer-thin veneers offer the ideal way to hide imperfections in your smile. The tooth-shaped shells are bonded to the fronts of your teeth only, dramatically improving your smile. They're made from porcelain, a durable material that looks like natural tooth enamel.

Veneers address multiple issues

Veneers are a good choice for many cosmetic dental issues, including:

  • Gaps: Do you have a slight gap between your front teeth? Veneers easily cover small gaps that can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. If your gap is large, your Woodbridge dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment instead.
  • Imperfections: Veneers conceal chips, cracks, pits and other imperfections that can affect the appearance of your teeth.
  • Short Teeth: If one of your teeth is a little shorter than the others, it's easy to lengthen it with a veneer.
  • Oddly Shaped Teeth: Twisted, crooked, pointy or other oddly shaped teeth disappear from sight behind your new veneer.
  • Whitening: Since veneers are available in many shades of white, they're often used to whiten teeth. Because veneers are resistant to staining, your smile with stay bright and white for years.

No extensive dental procedures are required

Before you receive your veneers, your dentist will lightly file the surface of your teeth. Filing ensures that the veneers fit comfortably and aren't bulky. After filing the teeth, an impression will be made, which a dental laboratory will use to create your veneers. You'll receive temporary veneers, which you'll wear until your permanent veneers are ready in about two or three weeks. It's not unusual to need a few minor adjustments to your new veneers. After ensuring that they fit perfectly, your dentist will bond them to your teeth.

Transform your smile with dental veneers! Call Dr. Sours, your Woodbridge, VA, dentist, at (703) 491-2131 to schedule an appointment to improve your smile.

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
January 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: veneers  

Find out everything that dental veneers can offer your smile.

Are you sick and tired of your smile being less than ideal? If you are ready to get cosmetic dentistry then you may want to consider veneerstalking to your Woodbridge dentist Dr. Charles Sours, Jr. about whether veneers are the best option for your smile. Veneers have offered countless patients a new lease on life with a more attractive smile, and now you could reap the many benefits of veneers.

There is a reason veneers have become so popular. You can easily get a more attractive smile in just a few quick visits to your Woodbridge cosmetic dentist. Veneers are typically placed over the front teeth to cover severe stains, oddly shaped teeth or teeth that are a bit crooked. Smiles that have discolorations that don’t respond to professional whitening can still get a brighter smile with veneers.

Veneers are also applied to teeth that have been worn, cracked or chipped. If you have minor overlapping or gaps between teeth and don’t want to go through a year or more of wearing braces then you can consider getting veneers, which can help you achieve a straighter smile.

How Veneers are Applied

Once we examine your smile and determine that veneers will give you the look you want, we will need to prepare the teeth for your veneers. This requires us to remove a very small amount of tooth enamel from the front of your teeth to make room for your veneers. Even though this is painless, once the teeth have been reshaped and prepared this is considered irreversible (so make sure you are ready and committed to having veneers the rest of your life).

Once your custom-made veneers are fabricated you will come back into our office where we will use a tooth-colored bonding resin to apply the veneers to your teeth. A special light will then be used to harden the bonding. The veneers are given a final polish and there you have it—your new smile!

Interested in getting veneers? Want to know if your smile is right for this procedure? Then call our Woodbridge dental office today and let’s get you a consultation right away.