Veneers – Dentistry’s Swiss Army Knife
A beautiful smile instills confidence, and a healthy smile leads to fewer oral health issues down the road. Veneers are the Swiss Army knife of cosmetic dentistry. They are versatile enough to correct a wide range of dental imperfections. Let’s take a look at how dental veneers can give you the smile of your dreams.
What Are Veneers and What Do They Do?
Dental veneers, also known as porcelain veneers or porcelain laminates, are very thin, individually made layers of tooth-colored porcelain glued to the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. The procedure for veneers takes two office visits and is simple and fast. The first visit is to prepare the tooth by removing just enough enamel, if necessary, to allow the veneer to fit properly. A mold is then made and sent to the lab that will create the porcelain veneer. When the veneers are returned, a second visit is made to bond them to your teeth.
Veneers can be used for teeth that are:
- Worn down, chipped, or broken
- Uneven or crooked
- In need of reshaping or resizing
- Spaced too far apart
And since lost enamel won’t grow back, veneers are a good treatment option to prevent further damage in teeth that have enamel abrasion or erosion.
Some of the benefits:
- They are natural looking
- Porcelain won’t typically irritate gum tissue
- Porcelain veneers resist staining
- They don’t require any special care beyond normal good oral hygiene practices
- They can be color-matched to adjacent teeth or used to make dark teeth appear whiter
See What Veneers Can Do for You
Veneers won’t fix every cosmetic or physical dental problem you may have, but they are the go-to option for many issues. If you have dental imperfections or discolored teeth, call us at Reston Serenity Smiles for an appointment today and find out for yourself how veneers can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.