Dr. Salari offers porcelain veneers to patients in Annandale, VA. As a cosmetic dental treatment, veneers may be used to cover areas of tooth damage, wear, and discoloration. Dental veneers can also close small gaps between the teeth. Made of porcelain ceramic, our veneers easily blend in with the shape and shade of natural teeth. In fact, patients with stubborn tooth stains can brighten their enamel with veneers. Dr. Salari will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental veneers. Patients with healthy teeth and gums but some areas of damage are good candidates for porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment
Dr. Salari will first administer a local anesthetic and prepare the teeth for the veneers. She will etch and buff the tooth surface to ensure that the veneers are properly bonded to the teeth. Then, Dr. Salari takes dental impressions which are sent to a dental lab for fabrication. Once the veneers are complete, Dr. Salari will bond them to the teeth and ensure the right fit and color of the veneers.
Following treatment, you may have some tooth sensitivity. We advise our patients to refrain from eating hard, crunchy, hot, or cold foods. Dental veneers can be cleaned and cared for just like natural teeth. Over the years, if you damage the veneers or if there are any changes in the fit of the veneers, call our office for repair and replacement.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Read answers to common questions many patients may have about dental veneers:
Can I change the color of my veneers?
If you have old and stained dental veneers, contact our office and we can help replace them for you. Brand new veneers can brighten the appearance of the smile. Over many years, their brightness may fade. Please let us know if you have older veneers and would like a replacement. We will be happy to help you.
Do dental veneers look like natural teeth?
Yes, because they are made of porcelain, our dental veneers blend in with the look and feel of natural teeth. The ceramic is thin enough to ensure that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. Veneers are also resistant to staining and will stay their same white color for many years.
Do porcelain veneers damage the tooth enamel?
No, in fact, veneers are often used to cover areas of damage. Our porcelain veneers can cover chipped, cracked, worn, fractured, and otherwise broken teeth. We do prepare the teeth so we can bond the veneers; this is done by etching the enamel and creating a good surface that the veneers conform to. However, this does not irreparably damage the enamel.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Do you want a brighter and more uniform smile? Call Nova Smile Dental for treatment with dental veneers at 703.783.4786. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Salari on our website. Our office helps patients from Fairfax, Annandale, and Northern Virginia. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit.