Are your teeth yellowish or gray? Have you tried a whitening product without success? Do you have tetracycline stains? At The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA, we see patients with these problems every day.
The goods news? You don’t have to live with a subpar smile. Porcelain veneers can transform your teeth and create a breathtaking smile that will delight you for years to come.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are thin shells made from durable, translucent porcelain or composite resin. They are custom-made for each patient and are used to improve the appearance of teeth. Veneers can be made any shade whiter than your remaining teeth.
How is a Veneer Different than a Dental Crown?
Unlike a dental crown, which covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, a veneer covers just the front part of the tooth. When your veneer is affixed to your tooth, your dentist only removes a tiny bit of enamel–unlike a crown, which requires the removal of more tooth structure. Therefore, veneers are the most conservative long-term tooth whitening procedure.
Not only do veneers brighten your teeth, they are also used to repair teeth that are chipped, cracked or slightly crooked!
How are Dental Veneers Made?
The veneer procedure is similar to that for any restoration. First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. Next, a dental technician will use the model to fabricate the veneers, so you can be sure of a custom fit. You will work with your dentist to choose an appropriate color for your skin tone.
The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA offers all the services you need to attain a a breathtaking smile. People from Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County come to us for this and other cosmetic dentistry options. If you are looking for a dental team that is informed and prioritizes direct communication, contact us today!