Restoring your smile is an exciting, sometimes life-changing process, and with dental veneers, your teeth can experience a total upgrade in only a few procedures! Find out more about dental veneers and what they can do for you by reading below, and contact Mapledale Family Dentistry in Woodbridge, VA, if you are interested in veneers.
What is a dental veneer?
A dental veneer is a very thin shell of porcelain which fits over a tooth to transform its appearance. Porcelain’s natural look and light-reflecting abilities allow veneers to blend in seamlessly with your smile to change the length, width, shape, and color of your teeth. The application process also only takes a few appointments to complete, and it involves removing a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the teeth before taking an impression of the mouth which will then be used to create the veneers' design. A dental laboratory then takes about two weeks to create the new veneers, meaning you will have a dental appointment before and after this time.
Are dental veneers permanent?
Dental veneers can last upwards of 15 years before requiring replacement. However, like natural teeth, porcelain restorations are not indestructible. Veneers can crack and chip just like your real teeth, meaning that you may run into a situation where one or more veneers needs to be replaced or repaired. Following good oral hygiene habits, avoiding hard foods, wearing teeth protection while playing sports, and, if necessary, treating bruxism (teeth grinding) can all help avoid running into issues with your veneers.
Interested? Give us a call!
If you think you that you could benefit from dental veneers, contact Mapledale Family Dentistry in Woodbridge, VA, to ensure that it is the best cosmetic dental solution for your smile. After all, the best way to determine if veneers are a good option is to consult with your dentist at an examination and cleaning.
For more information on dental veneers, call our Woodbridge office at (703) 580-9900 to schedule a consultation!