Cosmetic veneers enhance the shape, size, and color of damaged and discolored teeth. At Arlington Dental Care in Falls Church, Virginia, Homan Solemaninejad, DMD, offers porcelain veneers that seamlessly blend in with your smile for beautiful, polished teeth. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to find out how veneers can hide teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored.
Cosmetic veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the front and sides of your teeth. These cosmetic restorations bond to the surface of damaged or discolored teeth to improve their shape, size, or color. Made of stain-resistant porcelain materials, veneers are ideal for those who want whiter, more uniform teeth without extensive dental work.
Cosmetic veneers can address a broad range of common aesthetic concerns, such as:
If you have discolored teeth but aren’t a candidate for teeth whitening, veneers can lighten the shade of your teeth.
Cosmetic veneers take at least two visits to place. When you arrive at Arlington Dental Care, Dr. Solemaninejad performs a dental exam and teeth cleaning to prepare you for veneers. He also takes digital X-rays to ensure you’re an ideal candidate.
To make sure your veneers blend in with your teeth and appear natural, Dr. Solemaninejad removes a small portion of enamel. He then takes impressions of your teeth to create your custom veneers. Because it takes about 2-3 weeks to create permanent veneers, you wear temporary restorations in the meantime to protect your teeth.
Dr. Solemaninejad places your new veneers at your final visit. First, he removes the temporary veneers and cleans your teeth. Next, he applies a roughening solution and etches your teeth. This step helps the veneers bond to your teeth for a durable fit.
After bonding the veneers to your teeth, Dr. Solemaninejad makes small adjustments before cementing them in place. Your veneers are fully functional immediately after your visit.
Porcelain veneers typically last for at least 10-12 years with proper care. You can extend their lifespan by:
Always reach out to Dr. Solemaninejad if you experience any cracks, chips, or damage to your veneers.
Call Arlington Dental Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about cosmetic veneers.