Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain bonded to the front of your teeth, and they are designed to correct several cosmetic flaws, such as minor chips, stains, dental cracks, and gaps. Once bonded to the front of your teeth, they become a permanent part of your smile. This is because porcelain is durable, stain-resistant, and amazingly realistic. At Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, veneers are customized to your teeth' exact shape, color, and size, making them highly natural looking.
How Do Veneers Work?
Enamel is the hard outer layer of teeth, the layer that veneers cover. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that go over the front of the teeth. They are custom-made to fit your teeth and placed throughout two appointments.
During the first appointment, we prepare your teeth for veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps the veneer sit properly on your teeth. The dentist then gives an impression of your teeth, which is sent to a dental lab. There, the veneers are custom-made to match your surrounding teeth.
Once the veneers are ready, you return for the second appointment. During this appointment, the dentist checks the fit and color of the veneers. The veneer color can be adjusted if necessary, and the dentist smooths the veneers down for a comfortable fit. Veneers usually require no special care aside from regular brushing and flossing.
Types of Veneers
Veneers come in a few different types, but all of them can be used to cover cosmetic imperfections. Each class offers a different appearance, cost, and durability. Composite and porcelain are the two main types; your dentist can help you decide which is best for you.
Composite veneers are far less durable than porcelain but are also much less expensive. Composite is a blend of plastic and glass, and the color can be manipulated to mimic the appearance of your natural teeth. Composite veneers are also thinner, so they can be applied to your teeth without any preparation or shaving. However, they’re more susceptible to staining.
Porcelain veneers are thicker and more durable than composite veneers. They’re also more stain-resistant, and the color can be customized to match your natural teeth. These veneers require a little more preparation, so your dentist will need to shave off a small amount of enamel from your teeth.
The Benefits of Veneers
Dental veneers are one treatment option that can completely transform the appearance of your smile. They’re custom-made shells that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re made of tooth-colored materials, so they look completely natural. Also, caring for your veneers is the same as caring for your natural teeth.
To discover more about the perks of veneers, visit Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, at 2112 Gallows Rd D1, Vienna 22182, or call (703) 328-3927.