If you’d love to achieve a better, brighter smile with just one treatment, veneers could be the ideal cosmetic option for you here in Vienna, VA. Veneers involve the placing of thin shells of resin or porcelain over the outward facing surface of teeth, giving them a naturally flawless look you’ll feel proud of. These thin shells can even help change the color, size, shape or length of the teeth. Are you ready for a cosmetic consultation? Patients from McLean, Tysons Corner, Washington D.C., and beyond are welcome to contact Monarch Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.
When choosing resin veneers, one of our doctors will bond and shape a resin material over the visible surface of the tooth. This method is also called “bonding.”
Resin veneers can usually be created and placed in just a single appointment at Monarch Dentistry, making the process much more convenient for busy patients. If any wear and tear occurs, repairs are relatively simple, and because we can craft them in our office instead of having to use an outside lab for fabrication, the cost is significantly reduced when compared to porcelain veneers.
The Porcelain Veneers Process
Porcelain veneers typically require two appointments. During the first appointment, one of our doctors will prepare your teeth, take impressions, and provide a temporary covering. The impressions are then sent to a dental lab where your veneers are fabricated. During the second appointment in about two or three weeks, we will have received your veneers from the lab. This time, we’ll remove your temporaries and then bond the veneers, ensuring that you’re completely satisfied with the final result.
Porcelain veneers are actually much more resistant against staining than natural tooth enamel, allowing patients to maintain their improved look longer. Additionally, they’re virtually unmatched in esthetics, even possessing the same translucent qualities as your original teeth. Dr. Neil Flenniken and Dr. Suzan Rismani-Flenniken will only need to remove a small amount of your dental structure to accommodate them, and with proper care and maintenance, they’re strong enough to last for 10 to 20 years.
Overall, both resin and porcelain veneers have advantageous qualities when compared with dental crowns, requiring less removal of natural tooth and providing more comfort overall. We typically recommend veneers to patients who have discolored teeth, broken or chipped teeth, worn down teeth, misaligned teeth, or gaps between their teeth.
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