Porcelain Veneers in Reston, VA

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If you're interested in having dental veneers in Reston, VA, our specialist dentists can help you get the smile you want. Veneers are designed to fit onto your natural teeth to improve their appearance by changing their color, shape or size. If you want to achieve a brighter and more attractive smile, veneers are the right choice for you.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we fit onto your existing teeth to improve their appearance. Whether you want to correct the size, shape, or color of your teeth, veneers make it easy to get the results you want.

Lots of factors, including external and genetic, have an impact on the look of your teeth. If for any reason you're not happy with your current look, the good news is that there are numerous cosmetic dentistry options to improve it, and porcelain veneers are one of them.

Some of the areas of cosmetic dentistry we can correct with veneers include:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Discolored teeth (from staining or dental work)
  • Misaligned or uneven teeth
  • Worn down or weak teeth

Veneers are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth. If you want to find out more about whether veneers are a right choice for you, book an appointment with one of our doctors.

How do dental veneers work?

Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are typically used to cover imperfections and discoloration in the teeth. They are used to change the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Veneers are an instant orthodontics procedure and they last for years. They are also resistant to staining from tea, coffee, red wine, tobacco, and various colorful foods.

The procedure of getting veneers is a very simple one. Dr Han will start by removing about half a millimeter of the natural enamel to make room for the veneers. He will then make a mold of your teeth, which will be sent to the lab. A skilled technician will use the mold to create custom veneers that fit your teeth perfectly. When the veneers are ready, Dr Han will bond them to the natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers FAQ

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Yes, veneers are considered an irreversible procedure. This is because the doctor will need to shave a millimeter off your natural teeth to allow for the thickness of the veneer. The veneers are then bonded to your natural teeth, which is a permanent procedure.

Am I a good candidate for veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a good choice if you want to achieve your dream smile without any complex orthodontics work involved. You may also be interested in veneers if you have stained or chipped teeth, as the veneers will cover up your existing teeth.

How many veneers will I need?

A consultation is required to determine whether veneers are the best choice for you and how many veneers are required. For the best aesthetic results, an even number of veneers is typically recommended.

How long do dental veneers last?

Veneers typically last approximately 5 to 10 years, but they can last much longer with proper care. To care for your veneers properly, it's important to brush your teeth twice a day, floss every day, and have professional cleanings every six months and yearly check-ups with your dentist.

Does the process of getting veneers hurt?

Patients are typically numb for the veneering process, which means that there should be no pain at all. You may expect some soreness of the gums after the numbness subsides. Your doctor will recommend you over the counter medications to alleviate the soreness. If your case involves eight or more veneers, you may also experience some soreness of the gums, but this can also be alleviated with over the counter medications.

What happens if a veneer comes off?

This can sometimes happen, although it's very rare. If one of your veneers comes off, try not to panic and save the veneer if possible. Avoid using any kind of glue to put it back on and call our office straight away. Keep in mind that your tooth may be sensitive to cold liquids or food when the veneer is off.

At Expression Dental Care, we can transform your smile in the way you have always dreamed. Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Han and get started on your customized smile makeover.

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