Our Blog

5 Answers you Need to Have before Getting Dental Veneers

Many people choose to enhance the look of their smile by getting dental veneers. If you’ve been considering this option, find answers to all of your questions.

1. What are cosmetic dentistry veneers?
A veneer is a very thin layer of porcelain that is placed over a tooth’s surface to help improve the appearance of your smile. They can be applied to one tooth or to your entire smile. These teeth veneers are bonded into place with a resin that is hardened with a special white light. They usually can be placed in a single dental visit. If you are sensitive or anxious about dental procedures, your dentist can give you a local anesthetic for greater comfort. 

2. Do teeth veneers stain?
Since veneers are made of porcelain, they should be completely resistant to stains. To keep them looking their best, it’s important to practice good dental care and be gentle on your teeth. 

3. Will my dental veneers match the color of my other teeth?
Since you want to improve the look of your overall smile, dentists usually try to make teeth veneers complement the rest of your teeth. If you have stains on your surrounding teeth, you may want to have all of your teeth whitened before choosing the color of veneers.

4. What kind of dental care is needed with cosmetic dentistry veneers?
You’ll find that maintaining your veneers is actually very easy. According to dental care experts, you simply need to brush and floss as usual to protect the heath of your teeth and gums. By taking care of your teeth with a good dental hygiene routine, you can keep your dental veneers looking good and lasting for years.Title | Dental Veneers 

5. How long do dental veneers last?
When properly maintained, veneers can last anywhere from seven to 20 years. While they’re very strong, they can also be brittle if stressed. Simply avoid biting down on very hard substances to keep them looking their best.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Northern Virginia, make an appointment.


Dental Associates of Northern Virginia offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Northern Virginia. With 5 affiliated practices throughout Northern Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental Associates of Northern Virginia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental Associates of Northern Virginia.

We Are Open!

We are responsibly reopening some practices in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Please visit our locations page for your nearest open practice.

Please view our enhanced safety and infection control measures here.

Book Online Now

Complete the form below to book your appointment today.

See How We’re Helping to Deliver Safe Smiles Everyday

View Our Safety Measures

Book an appointment today!

Book Now

Site Navigation
X