About Porcelain Veneers
Also known as dental veneers or dental porcelain laminates, porcelain veneers are used to re-fabricate the natural teeth. The porcelain shells can be used to change the shape, color, size or the length of the teeth. It is one of the cosmetic treatments dedicated to helping you achieve the smile you desire. You can receive a free cosmetic dentistry consultation at our dental office in Leesburg in Loudoun County. Our dentists will consult you on how you can maintain a natural, healthy and beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneers are one of the best dentistry solutions to fix multiple cosmetic issues. With porcelain veneers, small gaps, cracks, chips, misalignments, deep discolorations can all be concealed. This will prevent you from needing multiple procedures such as dental crowns paired with teeth whitening. Instead, all of your problems can be solved with one simple procedure. To qualify for porcelain veneers, your teeth and gums need to be in good health before having the procedure. Dental veneers can alter the shape or size of your teeth and make the overall appearance look like a Hollywood smile. Our dental office in Leesburg in Loudoun County will provide you with a free cosmetic dentistry consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists to see if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There are many benefits of choosing porcelain veneers. The most obvious, however, is the improvement of your smile. Whether you had one, two or a whole mouth full of veneers, they can make all the difference. Your flaws will be masked behind the thin sheet of porcelain where no one but your dentist will ever witness it. Another great benefit of porcelain veneers is that they don’t stain. If you have wasted endless amounts of money on teeth whitening treatments that aren’t working for you, veneers will completely cover your stains. They are extremely natural looking and no one will notice you have them unless you tell them. Dental veneers last longer than dental bonding and teeth whitening treatments which makes it a more ideal procedure to invest in.
The procedure for porcelain veneers is quite simple. After your consultation, your dentist will help you decide on your desired teeth shape, color, and overall appearance. In preparation for the veneers, your dentist will remove part of your enamel to take the thickness of the porcelain. Your dentist will then take impressions of your teeth to be sent to the lab where your veneers to be created. During the waiting period, your dentist will provide you with temporary veneers to keep your teeth functional and looking great until your permanent veneers arrive. When your dental veneers arrive, your dentist will ensure that they fit correctly and are the right color before cementing them into place. You can then choose to eat, talk and smile as you wish with your new veneers.
Caring for Your Porcelain Veneers
Caring for your veneers is as easy as caring for your real teeth. With daily brushing and flossing in combination with regular visits to us for cleanings, your veneers can last you for a very long time. The only way they will get damaged is from not caring for your oral health. If you end up with periodontal disease, it can make your porcelain veneers fail and be harmful to your teeth. If you maintain a healthy mouth, your veneers will keep shining for as long as possible.
Can Porcelain Veneers Stain?
The surfaces of the porcelain veneers are tightly sealed and are made to repel liquids by sliding off. However, over time the porcelain veneers can stain if the proper hygienic procedures are not followed. Exposure to the smoking, tea, coffee and any other compound that is very sticky can cling to the veneers which will accelerate the staining process. Therefore, it requires patients to cut down on smoking and consumption of acidic beverages and soda that can erode the veneers.
Can Porcelain Veneers be Whitened?
Porcelain veneers are extremely smooth and dense which makes their color stay constant. There are rarely any cases of porcelain veneers that have darkened over time. Porcelain veneers can become dark if you fail to take care of your smile by consuming colored beverages, acidic drinks and smoking cigarettes. You cannot whiten your veneers once they are bonded to your teeth. In case of a light stain on the porcelain veneers, you should see our dentists who can polish it out. Our dentists know the value of a perfect smile and they are experts in teeth whitening.
Do Porcelain Veneers Hurt?
Many patients are often concerned that dental treatments and procedures will be painful. When receiving porcelain veneers, the dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the teeth so that veneers can fit snugly. Some people worry that removing the material might cause pain or discomfort, but this is not typically true, and we also offer anesthesia. Subsequently, the discomfort or the tooth sensitivity following the procedure is controllable with over-the-counter medication.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are residing in the nearby area and looking for an appointment, please contact Cardinal Park Family Dental Care at 703-779-2296 to get your consultation appointment with our cosmetic dentists.