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 an ultra-thin, ceramic shell that is bonded onto the front and sides of the teeth to create a beautiful, bright smile. Oftentimes, a porcelain veneer is considered one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry solutions because it can be used to address a wide range of dental concerns, including:
Worn or chipped teeth
Gaps between the teeth
Crooked or misaligned teeth
Stained or discolored teeth
Change the shape or size of a tooth
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. Although bonding is not permanent, is a great temporary solution to utilize.
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.
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
Each cosmetic dentistry treatment begins with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Deckard. Dr. Deckard will perform a complete comprehensive exam and discuss factors like goals, budget, and expectations. When applicable, Dr. Deckard may use CEREC technology for the design and fabrication of 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 natural teeth.
Once the desired aesthetic is agreed upon, the design is transferred to a milling unit that is located 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.
The final result is a beautiful, comfortable new smile that is designed to enhance both aesthetics and dental health. They are also resistant to staining, so they maintain their bright shade easier and longer than your natural enamel does.
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.
Your new dental veneers will function just like your natural teeth; the effects of oral hygiene still apply. So if you maintain your regular habit of brushing and flossing your teeth, as well as visiting your dentist regularly for teeth cleanings, you should have a low chance of developing cavities or tooth decay.
Your dentist will individually match the color of your veneers to the rest of your teeth. Patients sometimes choose to have a teeth whitening procedure performed before receiving their porcelain veneers so that their smile is whiter overall.
Porcelain veneers are renowned for their incredible stain resistant properties. In fact, a number of old shipwrecks have been discovered containing porcelain materials that are still as white as ever. It is highly unlikely that your porcelain veneers could stain.