Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Fairfax Corner Dental

Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

If imperfections in your smile make you feel self-conscious, veneers are a simple, convenient way to fix them. Dr. Chang Yi and Dr. Negar Tehrani cover discolored, broken, and crooked teeth with porcelain veneers. To learn how porcelain veneers can help perfect your smile, call Fairfax Corner Dental in Fairfax, Virginia or click to schedule an appointment online.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

Fairfax Corner Dental

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover the outside of your teeth to hide imperfections. The dentists at Fairfax Corner Dental use veneers to make small tweaks to your smile. The specialists often apply veneers alone or incorporate them into a full mouth reconstruction to:

  • Fill in gaps between teeth
  • Cover permanently discolored teeth
  • Lengthen short or broken teeth
  • Straighten misshapen teeth

What happens during veneer placement?

Veneers usually take up to three appointments to place, including an evaluation, preparation, and placement.

Evaluation

Your first appointment involves a discussion and series of questions about your goals, a dental exam, and possibly X-rays. Your dentist at Fairfax Corner Dental will let you know if you’re a good candidate for veneers and discuss a treatment plan.

Preparation

During your second appointment, your dentist removes a layer of enamel from the surface of each treated tooth. Then, he or she takes impressions of the treated teeth to send to the lab. While you wait for your veneers, your dentist can create temporary ones.

Placement

After your veneers arrive, your dentist makes the final preparations to your teeth and assesses the veneers for color and fit. Then, he or she attaches the veneers with permanent cement and files your teeth down to size.

How do I take care of my new veneers?

Your dentist at Fairfax Corner Dental provides all your care instructions during your appointments. As a general rule, you don’t have to clean or treat your veneers any differently than you do your other teeth.

You do have to be careful about chipping, though. Veneers are a permanent fixture, so if they chip, they have to be replaced. The best way to prevent chipping is to refrain from using your teeth like scissors or chewing hard substances like nails, hard candy, or ice.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?

Veneers are a convenient way to hide imperfections in your smile without the need for costly fixes like braces or crowns. It might take a year or more to fix gaps and crooked teeth with braces, for example, while veneers hide them in a matter of weeks.

Porcelain veneers also look just like natural teeth. Your dentist at Fairfax Corner Dental fine-tunes their color to match your natural teeth, and the porcelain shine resembles your pearly whites.

To create a more beautiful smile with porcelain veneers, contact Fairfax Corner Dental online or over the phone to set up an appointment today.