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3 Reasons Dental Veneers Are So Popular

3 Reasons Why Dental Veneers Are So Popular

When it comes to cosmetic dentistry options, there are a few standouts, and dental veneers are near or at the head of the pack. In 2021, the global market size of dental veneers was an impressive $2.1 billion— a number expected to grow in the coming years as more people seek to improve their smiles.

There are many reasons why dental veneers perform so well, and we’re pleased to offer them here at Aura Dentistry as part of our extensive cosmetic dentistry options. To better illustrate their popularity, Dr. Negar Tehrani and Dr. Chang Yi have compiled a few key points about dental veneers. Let’s take a look.

1. Veneers brighten up your smile 

One of the main reasons why our clients come to us for dental veneers is how well they work to brighten up your smile. If your teeth have become discolored and our professional teeth whitening services are no longer able to help, dental veneers are the next best step to brighten and whiten your smile.

With dental veneers, we place thin porcelain shells over the fronts of your teeth in your smile zone, making your smile sparkle again. To make room for the veneers, we file away some of the worn-down enamel on your teeth, and then we make impressions of your teeth. 

Once your custom veneers are ready, we use special resin to bond them in place, and you can walk out grinning ear to ear with a new set of pearly whites.

2. Veneers are the ultimate cover-up

While dental veneers excel at whitening your teeth, they also do double duty and can cover up minor imperfections, such as:

In fact, these dental restorations can also make your teeth appear longer if that’s your goal.

3. Veneers really go the distance

At our practice, we use porcelain for our veneers, which is an incredibly tough material. Not only is porcelain strong and resilient, but the coloring matches the iridescence of your natural teeth so that they fit in seamlessly. Rounding out the pros of porcelain, the material is also naturally stain-resistant.

Thanks to our use of porcelain, your dental veneers can last 10 years and often much longer, as studies show longevity rates of 20 years or more. In most cases of failure, teeth grinding was the culprit. So, if you grind your teeth, we can outfit you with a nightguard to protect your veneers.

Even if a veneer fails, it's simple enough to have us create a replacement so that you can continue to smile with confidence.

To see what dental veneers can do to improve your smile, we invite you to contact our office in McLean, Virginia, at 703-429-0770 to schedule an appointment. Or, you can request an appointment using our online form.

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