You long to light up your face (and the room) with a great smile, but a few minor issues are holding you back. The odds are good that dental veneers can help. Of the tens of billions (yes, billions) of dollars Americans spend each year on cosmetic dentistry, dental veneers account for their fair share, thanks to their versatility.
At Aura Dentistry, Drs. Chang Yi and Negar Tehrani offer comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services, including dental veneers.
Here, we explore the four most common reasons our clients come to us for dental veneers.
Before we get into why people choose dental veneers, let’s review what this treatment entails. Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that we place over the fronts of your teeth to cover up imperfections in your smile.
To apply dental veneers, we first remove a thin layer of enamel from your teeth to make room for the porcelain shells. Then, we take impressions of your teeth and send the data to a lab for custom manufacturing of your veneers.
When they’re ready, you return to our office, we bond your dental veneers in place, and you leave with a winning smile.
As we said, dental veneers are a popular smile-improving option at our practice. The primary reasons people choose veneers include:
If your teeth have become discolored over time, or you have tough staining that professional cleanings or our Zoom® teeth whitening treatments aren’t able to address, dental veneers provide the perfect coverup. We can place whiter, brighter porcelain shells over the teeth in your smile zone, giving you a white, bright smile you’ll be proud to show off.
If you have chips or cracks in your teeth that are detracting from your smile, dental veneers offer a great solution. Covering up these minor imperfections with veneers makes your teeth appear flawless.
If you have large spaces between your teeth, we can use dental veneers to close the gap. Also, if you have a tooth that’s crooked or misshapen, dental veneers can cover up these minor misalignment and shape issues.
Another reason our clients love dental veneers is because they can provide you with a beautiful smile for many years. The porcelain we use is tough enough to withstand the usual rigors of chewing, and the material also resists stains.
Of course, you still need to take care of your veneers through regular brushing, rinsing, and dental cleanings. If you follow a good regimen, your veneers can last 10-20 years or more.
And should a veneer break or wear down, you simply return to our office so that we can make a new impression for a replacement.
If you’d like to explore how dental veneers can improve your smile, contact our office in McLean, Virginia, to set up a consultation.