Having a smile that is beautiful and attractive can positively impact one’s self-esteem and confidence. However, if you have a less than desirable smile or have one or more imperfections that impact the appearance of your teeth and gums, you may be interested in finding out more about cosmetic dentistry procedures that can resolve the problem. One of the more popular options chosen by patients who visit Dr. Chong Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics of McLean, Virginia is that of porcelain veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Dr. Chong Lee describes the dental veneer as a porcelain facing that is fabricated to bond over the front of a tooth to disguise an imperfection. Veneers are a popular choice as they are long-lasting, natural-looking, and provide a fast and easy alternative to more timely resolutions such as orthodontic treatment. These restorations are versatile, allowing patient to cover teeth that are:
- Permanently stained
- Unusually short or shaped
- Worn down
When should I consider porcelain veneers?
Patients who are thinking about porcelain veneers may have a lot of questions for their dentist about their candidacy. Patients will find that these restorations can be customized to meet the patient’s specific needs. The process takes several weeks from start to finish, but provides seamless integration and a beautiful finished appearance. Patients can use one or more veneers near the front of the smile to completely transform their smile or provide subtle changes to improve the overall look. During a consultation appointment, Dr. Chong Lee will evaluate a patient and help them determine if they are a good candidate for veneers or should consider alternatives. Alternative options may include orthodontic treatment, composite resin bonding, or the placement of dental crowns.
Call Dr. Chong Lee today
Porcelain veneers are a wonderful way of improving the appearance of your smile. If you live in the area of McLean, VA and want to speak to a professional about your candidacy for veneers, call Galleria Dental Aesthetics today to request a visit. The office is located at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120 and accepts new and returning patients who call (703) 448-1020 for an appointment.