Porcelain Veneers – Fairfax, VA
Completely Transform Your Smile in Very Little Time!
When you don’t have a smile you’d like to show off, it can really affect your self-confidence. If you rely on your appearance for your job, having a winning smile is incredibly important! Regardless of your situation, you shouldn’t have to deal with having an imperfect smile for the rest of your life. If you have multiple cosmetic issues, whether they be chips and cracks, discoloration or both, porcelain veneers are a fantastic way to get your smile looking beautiful again!
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Crafted from wafer-thin dental porcelain, this treatment is designed to look just like your natural teeth, and can be used to hide stains, cracks, gaps, and more. We can even design them to correct the shape or length of certain teeth, depending on your preference. To prevent the veneers from looking unnatural next to your remaining teeth, we’ll make sure to color match them so that they blend in, but still look white and brilliant. You’ll get the chance to explain your smile goals to the dentist before the treatment begins.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Just like any cosmetic treatment, patients should have good oral health before they receive porcelain veneers. If any tooth decay or gum disease is present during the initial exam, treatments will be scheduled and performed before any enamel is removed.
Furthermore, those with eroded enamel, either due to decay or from chronic teeth grinding, may want to reconsider veneers if they’re concerned about losing more of their natural enamel. Keep in mind that once enamel is removed, it’s gone for good, so you’ll need to be absolutely sure about seeking treatment.
What is the Process for Porcelain Veneers?
If we agree that porcelain veneers are the right choice for your smile, you’ll need to schedule a few appointments. First, we’ll perform an initial consultation, remove a small amount of natural enamel in preparation for placing the restoration, and take an impression of the teeth that require repair. You’ll be given temporary porcelain veneers as your custom restoration is crafted.
Once the final product is ready, you’ll return to our Fairfax, VA practice so we can fit it over the treated teeth ensuring a sturdy and comfortable result. You’ll be amazed by how bright your smile shines!
What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are nothing like the composite resin veneers you have heard of in the past. Thanks to their high-quality ceramic material, light reflects off them almost exactly like natural enamel. Porcelain is also very durable and capable of withstanding staining foods more effectively than normal teeth, largely because they lack the many cracks and crevices inside enamel. However, it’s also because porcelain is naturally stain-resistant. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last a minimum of 10 years before needing replacement. Just make sure to not use your teeth for tasks better suited for tools.