Who Is a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Northern Virginia including Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington, Washington D.C. and surrounding areas
Throughout the years, your teeth really take a pounding with all the forces you exert day after day. If you suffer from pitted, slightly crooked, cracked, banded, or dingy-colored teeth that are immune to tooth whitening, you may consider porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental ceramic that can be shaped and bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth, forming a new, whiter and stronger exterior.
Porcelain veneers are not for everybody, but if you are found to be a good candidate for them, they can address a number of problems with the appearance of your smile.
- Have healthy teeth and gums
- Desire to improve their smile
- Have realistic expectations
Porcelain veneers cannot be applied to diseased teeth. Any decay or gum disease must be treated prior to applying a veneer; otherwise the condition of the tooth could deteriorate unnoticed.
Cracked teeth may benefit from further damage by applying a porcelain veneer that acts as a splint. The porcelain veneer will also help prevent bacteria from causing decay in a cracked tooth.
Applying porcelain veneers to slightly crooked teeth can straighten the tooth surfaces without requiring lengthy and expensive orthodontic treatment. If you have just one tooth that looks out of place, it can be corrected easily by giving it a new porcelain surface.
One or more worn down or disproportionately small teeth can be built up and made to look fuller, giving you a healthier smile.
Discolored teeth that are resistant to whitening may benefit from porcelain veneers. A single dull dingy tooth can be made to match your other healthier looking teeth that surround it. You can even have all of your teeth resurfaced if they do not respond well to tooth whitening procedures.
Please contact us at Softouch Dental Care to arrange your initial personal porcelain veneers consultation. The consultation period is a time to meet Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Chungand his team and to look at our very comfortable offices. Learn more about the amenities we offer on the about uspage. Our experienced cosmetic dentistry team will answer all of your porcelain veneers questions.
With only one or two scheduled appointments a day, we offer you a very personalized and pampering dental office experience. Located in Northern Virginia, we serve Oakton, Vienna, McLean, Great Falls, Tyson’s Corner, Reston, Alexandria, Arlington, Herndon, Fairfax, Falls Church, Chantilly, Centreville, , Washington D.C. and the Northern Virginia area.