Patients of McLean, VA who have imperfections on the teeth near the front of their smile may feel self-conscious about their appearance. Instead of hiding your smile behind your hands or avoiding social contact, men and women should consider cosmetic dentistry solutions designed to improve the smile and disguise these problems, including the fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Dr. Chong Lee describes porcelain veneers as very thin shells of ceramic material that are bonded directly onto the front surface of a tooth—the more visible side. These restorations are custom-made for patients to ensure they match the existing teeth in shape, color, and size. They are becoming increasingly popular as patients learn how affordable and attainable these repairs can be!
Will my veneers look fake?
One of the most common questions and concerns of our patients when discussing porcelain veneers is their appearance. Patients might be worried that the restoration will look fake and more noticeable. However, Dr. Chong Lee and his team place great pride in offering aesthetic restorations that look just like the natural teeth. He works hard to ensure the final restoration is indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth. Dr. Chong Lee works closely with the dental laboratory creating the veneers to match the restoration with the patient’s existing teeth.
How long will porcelain veneers last?
Patients who have porcelain veneers and take great care of them can expect them to last a decade or longer. They are stain-resistant and extremely strong, withstanding everyday chewing and biting forces. Patients will brush and floss their teeth as they normally do. Patients should also visit their dentist every six months for an evaluation, as decay and disease can still form on the tooth underneath the veneer if not cleaned properly.
Schedule an appointment at Galleria Dental Aesthetics today!
Dr. Chong Lee of McLean, VA welcomes patients in the area to contact his facility to discuss the benefits of porcelain veneers for enhancing the smile. Call (703) 448-1020 to book a consultation visit with the team and get started learning more about this and other aesthetic solutions! The practice is conveniently located in Suite #120 at 1600 Tysons Boulevard.