Porcelain Veneers in Washington, DC
Veneers or porcelain veneers are essentially thin sheaths of dental porcelain placed on the front facing surface of a tooth that can be used to correct the esthetics of your smile using a minimally invasive, relatively quick procedure. If you have cracked, stained, gapped, or otherwise damaged teeth, a veneer can be placed to cover your dental irregularities leaving you with a picture-perfect smile you will love to share.
For patients interested in having veneers placed, the process is relatively simple. First Dr. Obholz and the Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington team will take 3D images of your teeth and create impressions that will be used by a dental lab to mill your custom veneer. The lab will use the impressions and images to create a veneer for your specific bite minimizing the amount of necessary tooth preparation. Additionally, the lab will be able to match the natural coloring of your smile to fully integrate the veneers with the remainder of your teeth.
We will prepare your teeth minimally so that, once the veneer is placed, it does not look larger than surrounding teeth. Finally, when we receive your veneer from our lab, we will place it using an extremely strong bonding material. We will further customize as necessary to ensure perfect bite alignment. Once the process is completed, you will have a beautiful smile. Studies show that people who are proud of the way their teeth look are more likely to smile, and are often perceived as friendlier by others. We want patients to feel comfortable and confident every time they share their smile.
We recommend patients with gapping, cracks, chips, or large, whitening-resistant stains to consider porcelain veneers for smile correction. Additionally, patients who wish to correct any of these issues who have sensitive teeth or gums or who are unable to undergo more invasive restorative treatments should consider porcelain veneers to perfect their smile. If you’re interested in porcelain veneers to correct your smile or finding out more about other cosmetic services offered by Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington, we are happy to provide information regarding any of our services during a cosmetic dentistry consultation.