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Veneers

Advantage Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

A Hollywood smile is easy to achieve, thanks to porcelain veneers. Advantage Dental Care in Springfield, Virginia, uses veneers to improve the shape, size, length, or color of your teeth with thin porcelain shells. Veneers are the simplest way to change the appearance of your smile without extensive dental work. To learn more, call Advantage Dental Care or book an appointment online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin shells made out of porcelain or composite resin that bond to the surface of your teeth to change their size, shape, or color. Perfect for fixing minor cosmetic problems like chipped teeth or severe tooth discoloration, veneers can give you the smile of your dreams without pricey, time-consuming dental work.

Why should I try veneers?

Veneers are most often used for cosmetic purposes. They help your teeth look more polished and uniform. You may want to consider veneers to improve the appearance of your smile if you have:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth worn down by grinding
  • Severe tooth discoloration
  • Large gaps in teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant, so you never have to worry about your veneers darkening or yellowing over time.

How are veneers placed?

Placing veneers at Advantage Dental Care is typically a two-step process: 

First appointment

During the initial consultation, your dentist performs an oral exam and takes X-rays to determine your veneer placement. Next, they clean the tooth and find the perfect shade to match the rest of your teeth.

To prepare your tooth for a veneer, your dentist must remove a small portion of enamel. This helps make room for the veneer so it looks as natural as possible and blends in with the rest of your teeth. 

Before the end of your appointment, your dentist makes an impression of your tooth to fabricate the veneer, which typically takes around two weeks. During this time, you wear a temporary veneer so your tooth isn’t left exposed.

Second appointment

At your final appointment, your temporary veneer is removed and replaced with the permanent restoration. Your dentist cleans, pumices, and etches your tooth before cementing the veneer in place. They also trim and reshape any excess material to match the rest of your teeth.

Finally, the veneer is cured with a special light and polished. Advantage Dental Care may schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure your veneer feels natural and comfortable. 

To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for veneers, call Advantage Dental Care or schedule a visit online today.