Deidra Kokel, DDS

Dentists located in Leesburg, VA

If chips or cracks in your teeth prevent you from smiling with confidence, veneers may be the solution you’re looking for. Deidra Kokel, DDS provides veneers to cover flawed teeth and restore smiles tt her practice in Leesburg, Virginia. She bonds these thin porcelain layers over imperfections in your smile to drastically enhance your appearance. To learn more about veneers, call the office or use the online booking tool today to schedule a consultation.

Venners Q & A

Deidra Kokel, DDS

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin-layered strips typically made of porcelain that cover and enhance the appearance of imperfections in your smile. Dr. Kokel bonds veneers over your natural teeth to provide you with a whiter, healthier-looking smile.

Dr. Kokel uses veneers to cover a variety of dental flaws, including:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Discoloration or stains on teeth

Veneers are custom-made to match the color, appearance, and function of your natural teeth. Since they’re made out of porcelain, veneers are also extremely durable, much like the surface of natural tooth enamel.

How are veneers made?

Your veneers are custom-made by a lab to fit your mouth, based on the impressions or scans of your teeth Dr. Kokel takes at her office. Dr. Kokel provides any additional specifications on a case by case basis, such as the color of your veneers. Next, an outside dental lab receives those impressions and specifications and makes your veneers.

How does the procedure to place veneers work?

The placement of your veneers placed involves two visits at Deidra Kokel, DDS.

At your first appointment, Dr. Kokel takes impressions of your teeth and may file down some of your teeth to reduce their size. This process ensures the best possible fit for your new veneers.

During your second appointment, Dr. Kokel cleans your teeth before applying a special adhesive. Next, she carefully places and bonds your new custom-made veneers onto your teeth to restore your smile.

Dr. Kokel has you schedule follow-up appointments to ensure you’re adjusting well to your new veneers and to answer all your questions. After a few weeks, you should be able to enjoy chewing and speaking normally.

How long do veneers last?

Porcelain veneers are very durable and should last, on average, at least ten years — if not more. You can help lengthen the lifespan of your veneers by maintaining good oral hygiene. That means brushing and flossing regularly, as well as coming into Deidra Kokel, DDS for regular cleanings and checkups.

If you’re interested in getting veneers, call or use the online booking tool today and schedule a consultation at the office.