Porcelain Veneers

Restorative Dentistry, Washington, D.C.

Clarendon Dental Arts in Arlington, VA is a dental practice in the community that offers general, cosmetic, and restorative solutions for patients who are interested in improving their smile in various different ways. This includes cosmetic enhancements that are used to address imperfections that appear near the front of the smile. Restorations such as porcelain veneers are commonly used for covering teeth that are:

•                Unusually shaped

•                Permanently stained

•                Broken/chipped

•                Spaced apart

•                Misaligned

Using porcelain veneers to enhance the smile

Restorations such as porcelain veneers are commonly utilized for cosmetic enhancement of the smile. These restorations are made of ceramic and are a special facing created to cover problem areas on the anterior teeth, or the “social six” that are noticeable when patients speak, laugh, and smile. Porcelain veneers are fabricated for each patient, custom-made to ensure the shape, size, and color of the restoration matches the remaining teeth in the smile for seamless integration. Porcelain veneers are a fast and economical method of covering these problem teeth and finding a solution to a common concern.

Alternatives to porcelain veneers

Some imperfections near the front of the smile can also be improved with the use of composite resin bonding. This material is similar to a clay that can be molded onto a tooth to address an imperfection. It is hardened with a specialized light and then filed and polished to appear as natural tooth enamel. This entire process can be done in one day and may be a desirable option for patients who want a more affordable and simple method of addressing problem teeth. However, it is important for patients to understand that this option is often more of a short-term improvement as composite resin bonding does not last as long as veneers and is susceptible to staining and unwanted discoloration.

Are you ready to take charge of your smile?

Contact the team at Clarendon Dental Arts to speak with Dr. Danine Fresch Gray and her staff about the advantages of using porcelain veneers for smile enhancement. The front office team can schedule an appointment when patients call (703) 525-5901, and patients can book their visit at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington, VA.

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