Porcelain Veneers

Offered at our convenient location in Alexandria, VA

dental-veneersPorcelain Veneers is a formed porcelain shell that is bonded to the front of a tooth.

Veneers can be used to improve a variety of dental concerns including chipped, crooked, missing, misshaped, spaced or discolored teeth. Since they are bonded to the front of a tooth, they are also used to improve position, shape and tooth color.

To accommodate the porcelain veneer a portion of the natural tooth structure must be removed, leaving the inside half of the tooth untouched. Veneers can restore fullness around the mouth and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Porcelain veneers are created by layers of ultra-thin porcelain material that interacts with the light just like natural and translucent enamel.

Candidates

Almost everyone is a candidate for porcelain veneers. If you have misshaped, discolored, chipped, or worn teeth, porcelain veneers may be the best way to improve their appearance.

They are a perfect alternative to braces, since crooked teeth, gaps, and bite adjustments can be completed in as little as two weeks. Depending on the condition of your teeth and smile goals, our doctors will recommend the most functional and beautiful type of porcelain restoration.

The Procedure

A consultation is important to our dentist who will spend one-on-one time with you to discuss your personal desired result. After your consultation we will have a master ceramist create a mock wax up of your desired results so you can see what your smile will look like with Porcelain Veneers.

Once the teeth have been prepared, an impression will be made and you will be fitted for temporary dental veneers to protect your teeth while the final restoration are being created. While in temporary veneers we will have you continue your routine dental care at home.

Two weeks later, you will come for your final visit where the permeant porcelain veneers will be bonded to your teeth. Your teeth will be transformed into a beautiful, natural looking smile of your desire. The cost of the procedure will depend on your individual case and the extent of your procedure. Find out if porcelain veneers are right for you!

Before & After Photos