When you admire the seemingly perfect smile of a celebrity or a public figure, you might be appreciating a great set of veneers. This cosmetic dentistry option offers outstanding value, and Vu Nguyen, DDS, and Keehong Kwon, DDS, at Premium Family Dental in Alexandria, Virginia, can use veneers to transform your smile in a very short time. Explore what veneers can do for you during a personalized consultation, which can be booked online or by phone today.
Dental veneers are paper-thin porcelain shells that fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth. A great set of veneers can address numerous cosmetic concerns with the same treatment.
Some of the issues dental veneers can correct include:
During your initial consultation, your dentist can evaluate your smile and show you what you can expect from dental veneers.
If you and your dentist decide that veneers are right for your needs, the process begins with a thorough exam to check for signs of decay or gum disease. If these issues are present, they will need to be treated prior to moving forward with veneers.
Your dentist must remove a small portion of your natural tooth enamel to make room for the veneers. You’ll receive numbing medication to avoid sensations during this part of the process. Only a minimal amount of tooth enamel is shaved off, just enough to make room for your veneers to fit against your teeth.
Next, a set of impressions or imaging is taken to send to the dental lab. This information is used to craft your custom dental veneers. When they arrive you’ll return to have them cemented into place.
You can extend the life of your dental veneers by taking care not to place them under abnormal pressure. Never use your teeth to carry things or to pry things open. Don’t chew ice or non-food items, including your fingernails.
Embrace a great dental hygiene routine to keep your teeth and gum tissue healthy. Brush and floss your veneers to prevent plaque from accumulating. Wear a mouth guard during contact sports, and use a night guard if you grind or clench your teeth while sleeping.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about dental veneers. Online booking is one option, or you can always call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.