You can’t remember the last time you smiled with confidence. You know there was a time when you weren’t self-conscious about your smile, but you’ve lived with teeth that are chipped and discolored for so long that you can’t recall what it’s like. Did you know that there are excellent cosmetic options for repairing your teeth, and your dentist in Arlington can help? Here is how porcelain veneers can restore your smile and your confidence.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
A veneer is a thin layer of high quality porcelain that is customized to fit over your natural tooth. While a veneer can repair one or two teeth, they are best utilized when enhancing an entire smile. Because they are capable of changing the size, shape, and shade of your teeth, you can completely change the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers.
They are bonded directly to your tooth and dental veneers are ideal for covering imperfections such as:
- Small fractures and chipping
- Spacing or gaps between teeth
- Excessive wear
- Size discrepancies
- Slight misalignment
- Discoloration and stains
What is the Process for Completing Veneers?
Typically within 2-3 appointments you’ll be enjoying your dazzling new smile. Your dentist will prepare your teeth for your veneers at your first visit, and you’ll leave with temporary veneers to wear for the next couple of weeks while a professional dental laboratory crafts your permanent restorations.
This is a good time for you to get used to your new smile, and inform your dentist of any adjustments or changes you’d like made to your final veneers.
After your permanent veneers are completed, you’ll return to your dentist to have them placed and adjusted as needed. Now you’re ready to share your new dazzling smile with the world!
If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, contact your dentist to learn more about the possibilities cosmetic dentistry offers for your smile.
About the Author
Dr. Hazim Sadeddin heads the team at Westover Dentistry. He has completed hundreds of hours of additional training in the fields of cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is caring, highly skilled, and well equipped to help you achieve and maintain the smile you’ve always wanted.
Would you like to visit Dr. Sadeddin at Westover Dentistry? Give us a call at (703) 495-2247, or request an appointment online today.