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Improve the Health and Beauty of Your Smile With Quality Porcelain Veneers in Burke
Even if your teeth are healthy, minor cosmetic flaws can affect your self-confidence and make you afraid to smile. Fortunately, there is a solution. Our convenient and affordable dental veneer restoration process can correct small issues involving the position, color, shape, or size of the teeth. Our Burke dentists have extensive experience using veneers to improve the appearance of smiles and can help you determine if the procedure is right for you. Call today for a consultation.
What Is the Porcelain Veneers Procedure?
The veneers procedure is a cosmetic dental restoration used to correct aesthetic imperfections in teeth that are otherwise healthy. The veneer, which is made from thin layers of porcelain or composite materials resembling tooth enamel, is permanently attached to the front surface of the tooth.
Veneer restoration is suitable for a wide range of cosmetic dental issues. For example:
• Veneers can help brighten a smile tarnished by smoking, age, or years of drinking coffee or tea. Our dentists may recommend veneers to treat discoloration when traditional whitening treatments fail to provide the desired results.
• If you are self-conscious about small gaps in your teeth but don’t want to wear braces or aligners, veneers are an alternative way to make minor adjustments in tooth spacing and alignment.
• Veneers can transform the shape and size of teeth that are chipped, worn down by teeth grinding, or that aren’t the right proportions for your face.
Be proud to show off your smile at your next family wedding or class reunion. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Burke dentists today to find out more about our veneer dental restoration treatment options.
How Expensive Are Porcelain Veneers in Burke?
Each patient’s dental issues are unique, so the porcelain veneers cost can vary widely from person to person. Following your consultation, we will provide you with an outline of your final porcelain veneers cost based on the type of veneer used, the location of the affected teeth, and the number of veneers required. We also offer financing and payment options for qualified patients.
Is a Veneer the Same Thing as a Crown?
Veneers and crowns are both permanent dental restorations and are made from similar materials. Because porcelain crowns fit over the entire tooth, they are often used to improve the appearance and strengthen the structure of teeth that have been damaged or worn down by trauma, decay, or teeth grinding. Crowns are often the better choice for back teeth since the molars bear the brunt of the biting force when chewing. Veneers, on the other hand, are bonded to the front surface of the tooth. Because they fit over the entire tooth, crowns require more of the natural tooth enamel to be removed to ensure the right fit.
What Is the Process for Getting Porcelain Veneers?
Placing veneers porcelain is nothing to fear. We begin by making an impression of your teeth so that your veneers will fit your jaw and mouth properly. Depending on the brand and type of veneer used, our dentist may remove a very small amount of the enamel on the affected teeth. This is painless and will ensure that the veneers adhere properly. The veneer is then attached using a special dental cement. At the end of the process, you will have a brilliant smile that you will be proud to share with others.
How Long Will My Porcelain Teeth Last?
If you brush and floss daily and avoid activities that can damage your teeth, veneer porcelain can last and look beautiful for many years. Of course, you still need to brush and floss daily and see your dentist for regular checkups.
What Makes Lumineers® Unique?
Many of our patients opt for Lumineers® for their dental restoration. Lumineers are ultra-thin veneers that can normally be applied without removing any of the natural tooth enamel. In addition to looking and feeling natural, Lumineers are exceptionally durable and can last for decades with proper care. Call today to schedule your Lumineers consultation.
How Will Porcelain Veneers Affect My Lifestyle?
Veneers do not require a lot of daily care and maintenance. Daily brushing and flossing are generally all that is needed. You should also take steps to protect your veneers from accidental damage, such as by avoiding candy apples and other hard foods. If you grind or clench your teeth because of bruxism or you engage in contact sports, you should consider wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury or excessive wear.
Our dentists and staff are passionate about helping people achieve their best smile. Call (703) 935-2879 today to schedule an appointment at our Burke office.