Dental One Associates of Springfield
6340 Brandon Avenue, Springfield, VA 22150
Is your smile less than perfect? We can fix that. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, aligned poorly, or have small gaps between them, porcelain veneers could be the solution to your issues.
Veneers improve the appearance of teeth that are in good health but need just a little assistance in restoring their color, size, shape, or positioning. Our veneers dentist in Springfield is ready to assess your smile to determine if this cosmetic treatment is the best one for you.
Porcelain veneers are a wafer-thin layer of porcelain that covers imperfections on the tooth surface. They’re bonded to the front of the tooth so there is little chance anyone will realize your brilliant smile has had a little boost.
Veneers can correct several aesthetic issues in your smile:
Once you have decided that veneers are the answer for you, our dentist will make a mold of your teeth to make sure the fit is perfect plus looks and feels natural. Depending on the type of veneers recommended for you, the dentist may have to remove a miniscule amount of tooth enamel – less than 1 mm of the surface – before affixing your veneer. Once attached, it will be as permanent as a crown or filling and shouldn’t need replacement unless there is an unexpected issue. Go ahead and enjoy your new, improved smile.
Veneers and crowns will transform your smile, changing the color, shape, size, and overall appearance of your teeth. The difference between the two is simple: a veneer covers only the front side of your tooth while a crown covers the whole tooth down to the gums.
Veneers are used on healthy teeth that have only minor imperfections. For a tooth that has been more compromised by decay, trauma, bruxism or age, a crown is the better option because it provides strength and restores the ability to chew. A crown also is likely to be recommended for your back teeth because of the strong biting force of your molars.
We’re hopeful your veneers will be permanent and last for decades, but their overall durability can vary depending on the brand used, lifestyle, and your attentiveness to dental care. Treat them as well as you would your natural teeth and your smile will remain brilliant for years to come.
Lumineers® are a particular brand of veneers that are highly translucent, ultra-thin, and highly durable, usually lasting more than 20 years. And because of their extreme thinness, Lumineers require little-to-no reduction in the surface enamel on affected teeth. You will feel no pain when they are applied and they will remain stain-resistant, look natural and feel comfortable throughout your life.
Treat veneers like you would your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing to ensure a long life for your bright smile. We do recommend that you avoid biting into especially hard foods, such as candied apples. Also, please don’t use your teeth to open envelopes or packages or tear off price tags. If your veneers are helping correct and cover teeth worn down from bruxism, an unconscious habit of clenching or grinding your teeth, you should invest in a custom night guard to protect your investment. Our dentist trained in veneers in Springfield will happily review any questions or concerns you have regarding the maintenance of your new smile.
If you have additional questions about veneers and their transformative results, call our staff in Springfield to make an appointment at (571) 364-7212. We look forward to assisting you on the road to a new you.