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Everything You Need To Know About Porcelain Veneers

What Are Porcelain Veneers Used For?

Porcelain veneers may be used to address one or more teeth. Porcelain veneers are a highly durable, natural-looking solution used to restore the appearance of damaged teeth or to complete a full smile makeover. A porcelain veneer is a thin, ceramic shell that is bonded onto the front and sides of the teeth to create a beautiful, bright smile.

What Dental Issues Can Porcelain Veneers Fix?

  • Worn or chipped teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Change the shape or size or a tooth

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

In most cases, receiving porcelain veneers is considered a permanent restoration. For younger patients or patients who may not want to commit to porcelain veneers, Dr. Deckard may recommend dental bonding. Dental bonding is a cost-effective, economical solution used to address damaged teeth and minor cosmetic concerns.

Will Porcelain Veneers Look Natural?

As a highly trained cosmetic dentist, Dr. Justin Deckard works with patients one-on-one to design a treatment plan based on their specific needs and aesthetic goals. A natural looking smile makeover requires great care and attention to detail. Dr. Deckard has a unique understanding of aesthetic dentistry which equips him with the skills needed to transform patients’ smiles with the most natural looking, lasting result. To explore your cosmetic dentistry options, contact DC Precision Dentistry.

How Much Preparation Is Required To Receive Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Deckard prepares the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface of the affected teeth. Using CAD-CAM technology, 3-D images of the teeth are taken. During this process, Dr. Deckard can use the model of the teeth to create a custom-designed restoration that appears and functions like the natural teeth.

Once the desired aesthetic is agreed upon, the design is transferred to a milling unit in our office. Once the veneers are fabricated, Dr. Deckard checks the quality and fit to ensure an optimal result. Once approved, Dr. Deckard carefully adheres the veneers to the prepared teeth. The veneers are polished to reveal a beautiful, natural-looking finish.

How Do I Take Care Of My Porcelain Veneers?

To care for porcelain veneers, it is imperative that patients maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine and schedule routine dental visits to our Washington, DC dentist office. Porcelain veneers can be a beautiful addition to your smile. It is crucial that patients follow their aftercare instructions to ensure their veneers remain in prime condition.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

To learn more about porcelain veneers, visit our Washington, DC dental office. Dr. Deckard is a highly trained dentist who is committed to helping patients achieve their dream smile. To schedule an appointment, (202) 851-7554 or request an appointment online.