Loudoun Dental Associates

veneersNo longer do you have to live with stains, gaps, or unsightly chips in your teeth; no longer must you feel embarrassed, or like you have to hide your smile.

Yes, there is a solution.

Loudoun Dental Associates offers porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin, specially crafted shells (often made of tooth-colored porcelain) meant to be placed on top of, to cover the front side of teeth damaged or stained by nature or injury. They look so natural, just like your very own teeth, and as such are a highly popular solution among our dental patients.

Dental veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth. They are used to improve the appearance of teeth by addressing issues such as discoloration, staining, chipping, or irregularities in shape and size. Veneers are typically made from porcelain or composite resin and are permanently bonded to the front of the teeth.

The process of getting dental veneers involves several steps:

  1. Consultation and Examination: A consultation with our dentist is the first step. Our dentist will examine your teeth, discuss your cosmetic goals, and determine if veneers are a suitable option for you.
  2. Preparation of Teeth: To prepare the teeth for veneers, a small amount of enamel (a thin layer of the outer tooth structure) is usually removed. This ensures a proper fit for the veneers and helps create space for the added thickness.
  3. Impressions: Impressions or molds of the prepared teeth are taken to create custom-made veneers that perfectly fit the individual’s teeth.
  4. Temporary Veneers (Optional): In some cases, temporary veneers may be placed on the teeth while the permanent ones are being fabricated in a dental laboratory.
  5. Permanent Veneer Placement: Once the custom veneers are ready, the dentist checks their fit and color. The permanent veneers are then bonded to the teeth using a strong adhesive. A special light may be used to cure or harden the bonding material.

Dental veneers can address various cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Stained or Discolored Teeth: Veneers can cover teeth with intrinsic stains or discoloration that may not respond well to teeth whitening.
  • Chipped or Worn Teeth: Veneers can restore the appearance of chipped or worn teeth, providing a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Misaligned or Irregularly Shaped Teeth: Veneers can improve the appearance of misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth without the need for orthodontic treatment.
  • Small Gaps Between Teeth: Veneers can be used to close small gaps or spaces between teeth.

Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry option that can create a natural-looking and durable transformation of the smile. However, it’s essential to consult with a dentist to determine whether veneers are the right solution for your specific needs and to understand the benefits and considerations associated with the treatment.

Think veneers may be right for you?

Contact us; come in to our Dulles VA office and let’s discuss options. Once a treatment plan has been developed, we’ll create a unique model of your teeth, which will then be sent to the dental technician who will create your veneers.

Loudoun Dental Associates patients are pleased with the look and feel of their veneers, and even more to learn that porcelain veneers are stain resistant (though it is still recommended that coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco consumption be limited, or avoided altogether.)

It’s time. You’re ready. Schedule a consultation.