Most people aren’t delighted with the appearance of their smile. Over the past few years, interest in cosmetic dental procedures has increased among this crowd who would like to have their own Hollywood Smile. Like many of the patients who visit our McLean cosmetic dentistry office, you may be struggling to love your look. Maybe your teeth have become discolored, or perhaps they’ve worn down. You may be ready to say goodbye to that snaggle-tooth that you have had your whole life. Whatever it is that isn’t serving your image, let it go. Consult with your experienced dentist about porcelain veneers.
The use of porcelain veneers has increased substantially over time, but there are still misconceptions that keep some people from obtaining the smile-boosting, life-changing treatment they want. Might you be one of them?
- Veneers are only for the front, top teeth. The purpose of porcelain veneers is to bring out more beauty in the face. Therefore, we do use them in the most visible places in the mouth. However, that doesn’t mean they are appropriate only for the top front teeth. Veneers may also be placed on some lower teeth and on the premolars as well.
- Veneers can be placed in a single visit. Getting veneers is an investment in your smile. There is no value in rushing the process. We take our time to model veneers precisely so they achieve the desired outcome. Therefore, treatment may occur over at least two visits. In the end, the result of careful planning and editing is what is most rewarding about treatment.
- Teeth must be filed down excessively to fit veneers. Veneers are made for the front surface of a tooth, not the whole crown. The reduction that is needed for veneers to sit flush with the gums is only about as thick as a fingernail.
- Teeth will look ultra-white and unnatural with veneers. This is possible, and it has happened to far too many people. The natural appearance of teeth may be diminished if the right material is not used. Dental porcelain is thin enough to remain translucent but thick enough to sustain biting and chewing. Furthermore, veneers can be made in the exact shade that perfectly complements any person’s complexion.
At Galleria Dental Aesthetics, we give our full attention to the details of your face and smile, so your porcelain veneers bring out your natural beauty. Learn more at 703-448-1020.