Having an ugly smile is not something you can hide forever, but your Leesburg dentist can help improve your confidence and self-esteem with dental veneers. That’s one reason why cosmetic dentistry has become so popular these days. And with the “instant orthodontic” effects of our dental veneers, you can quickly get a smile everyone will love.
Dental veneers are thin shells made from an enamel-like material, most often porcelain. They are placed on the front of your visible teeth, so whenever you smile, people will see the veneers instead. Any stains, cracks, or chips are covered by the lifelike veneers. Even if you have a tooth with an irregular edge or a small but noticeable gap between your teeth, the veneers can be made just a little bit bigger to cover both. That’s why they’re sometimes called “instant orthodontics.” They work so fast and create such a big difference, it’s like magically getting orthodontic and cosmetic work.
In general, you can still eat and drink everything you did before you had dental veneers placed at our Leesburg, VA dental office. However, there are some recommendations for helping your veneers look great for a long time to come. Veneers can get stained like real teeth, so coffee and tobacco products can discolor your veneers. You should also avoid doing anything that can harm your teeth, like chewing tobacco or even ice.
First, our dentists will carefully measure your teeth to make sure the veneers have exactly the right shape and color to look healthy but natural in your mouth. Once the veneers are ready, we will gently remove enough enamel from the teeth getting the treatment so the veneers can sit flush on your teeth. Otherwise, they would look strangely larger than the other teeth in your smile. Then we artfully bond the veneers to the front of your teeth, taking great care to position them just right.
Traditional porcelain veneers are thin, but we still need to prepare the teeth receiving them by removing a thin layer of enamel. That can be a problem for some patients, which is why we offer two alternatives: Lumineers and DURAthin veneers. Both are veneers and will deliver the same “instant orthodontics” effect. But the patented material used in Lumineers and DURAthin is so strong that even less can be used. That means these are prepless veneers; they are so thin, no enamel needs to be removed to make sure they look great on your teeth.
Whether you get traditional veneers, Lumineers, or DURAthin veneers, you are sure to be amazed at the way they instantly transform your smile. For more information on dental veneers, or to schedule your next appointment, call our office today at 703-297-4353 or use our convenient online form.