Porcelain Veneers in Vienna, VA
Porcelain veneers are a transformative treatment option for our dental patients. They give patients a boost of confidence and a healthy smile in little to no time. If you’re interested in learning if veneers are the right fit for you, contact Capital Esthetics and Family Dentistry today!
What are Dental Veneers?
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can transform your smile and boost confidence. They are typically done to fix smile issues such as stained or broken teeth. It is a thin layer of porcelain or composite that can be placed on the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.
Porcelain is the most popular material used for veneers due to its durability and natural appearance. Porcelain is a non-metallic ceramic material that is stronger and more durable than tooth enamel. Composite resin is the most affordable option but tends to chip or crack and stain more frequently. Over time, you can spend more money with composite resin due to the upkeep and needs replacement every 5-7 years.
Who Should Get Veneers?
Veneers are an excellent treatment option for many patients. Whether you have issues with your teeth that need fixing or you want to change up your smile, veneers are a great fix. These are the patients we typically would recommend veneers to:
- Patients with significant gaps in their teeth
- Patients who have severely stained teeth that do not want to or cannot go through teeth whitening
- Patients who have chipped or broken teeth
- Patients with misshapen and irregular shaped teeth
- Patients looking to upgrade their smile
How Do Veneers Work?
Veneers are usually made from molds, and then they’re bonded to the surface of your teeth with dental cement or adhesive. They’re a good option for people who want a quick fix for chipped teeth, discolored teeth, crooked or misaligned teeth, gaps between their teeth, or other cosmetic flaws in their smile. When done right by an experienced dentist like Dr. Pham, veneers offer beautiful results with minimal tooth preparation required.
The veneer process involves removing a small amount of your tooth’s surface to prepare for the actual veneer to cover your tooth. Then we take molds of your teeth to create custom-fitting veneers permanently placed on your teeth. At this time, we will also use a shade guide to choose the veneer color to match the remaining natural teeth. While the veneers are being created, Dr. Pham will place temporary veneers to cover your teeth. These will stay on only for a few weeks. You will return to the office once the permanent veneers are ready. Then, we will remove the temporary ones and place your permanent veneers. Patients typically can return to all everyday day-to-day things after receiving veneers with very minimal discomfort, if any.
Why Do We Use Porcelain Over Composite Resin?
Porcelain offers a more natural-looking finish than composite resin, and it also feels much better on the teeth. Porcelain also provides a stronger bond and lasts longer than composite resin. Composite is a good option for some patients as it is less expensive, but you will spend more with composite veneers over time because they will need to be replaced every 5-7 years.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
- They are stain-resistant against dark foods and drinks.
- They are color-matched to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
- They are chip-resistant.
- They are comfortable and fit perfectly on top of your tooth surface.
- They are long-lasting and more durable than composite resin.
Typical Cost for Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are typically more expensive than composite resin because of their longevity and overall higher quality and appearance. The cost can vary, but you can expect to spend anywhere from $925-$2,500 per tooth, but they will last anywhere from 10-15 years with proper care.
Most dental insurance providers will not cover the cost of veneers if it is an elective procedure. Still, it is always best to consult with your dentist and insurance company first.
Schedule A Consultation Today!
See us today in Vienna, VA, if you’re looking for an affordable and painless way to improve your smile. Capital Esthetics and Family Dental offer porcelain veneers that can be customized to you and your preferences. Dr. Pham and her team are highly experienced and are ready to give you the smile of your dreams. So give our office a call today at (703)-255-0040 to schedule a consultation and see if veneers are the right fit for you.