To hide a smile flaw, your dentist may recommend placing porcelain veneers in Washington, DC, over the affected teeth. Porcelain veneers in Washington, DC, are thin shells of dental-grade ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. Because they are made from an inorganic material, the porcelain will not stain and does not require the use of a whitening gel to maintain its white appearance. The surface of the veneer is polished to a fine luster to give a smile a natural look.
Porcelain veneers in Washington, DC, offer many benefits over traditional metal braces or other types of cosmetic dentistry treatments. For example, they typically require less removal of tooth structure than crowns and do not require the use of anesthesia to place. They can also correct several types of cosmetic flaws at once, such as gaps between teeth, misaligned or crooked teeth, as well as chips or cracks in the surface of the enamel.
The process of getting porcelain veneers in Washington, DC, requires several visits with your dentist. When you come in for your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss your goals and options for your treatment. During the initial appointment, your dentist may take x-rays and examine your oral health before creating custom veneers for you to try on at the end of the appointment. Once you’ve tried them on, the dentist will make any necessary adjustments to the shape or color of the veneers. Once you approve the look, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth.
For more information about porcelain veneers in Washington, DC, or to schedule a consultation, call (202) 785-4141.