Addressing Common Imperfections of the Smile with Porcelain Veneers!
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
Patient in the Arlington, VA area who have imperfections affecting eth appearance of their smile are welcome to book a visit with the team at Clarendon Dental Arts to discuss the benefits of fabricating and placing porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers explained
Dr. Danine Fresch Gray of Clarendon Dental Arts describes porcelain veneers as ceramic facings that can be custom-made to match the existing teeth and are bonded in place over the front teeth to cover imperfections. Some of the most common imperfections addressed with porcelain veneers include:
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Permanently stained teeth
These issues can be easily addressed by bonding a porcelain veneer over the front. It is a popular option because it is fast, affordable, and effective. When patients take good care of their porcelain veneers, they are able to maintain them sometimes for a decade or longer! It is essential that patients with veneers have routine visits at least every six months with their dentist, as veneers do not protect the natural tooth structure from periodontal disease and tooth decay. These can develop on the teeth underneath, which is why x-rays are so important for proper diagnosis of these conditions. Dr. Danine Fresch Gray also finds that most patients interested in porcelain veneers are appropriate candidates for fabrication and placement.
If patients are not considered an appropriate candidate for porcelain veneers or want a faster, more affordable option to achieve similar results, they may want to take the time to learn about composite resin bonding. This is also referred to as dental bonding. This is a material that can be sculpted onto the tooth and cured with a special light to accomplish the same goal: disguising imperfections.
Contact Clarendon Dental Arts today!
At Clarendon Dental Arts, patients in and around the community of Arlington, VA can learn about general, cosmetic, and restorative procedures available with Dr. Danine Fresch Gray. Contact her practice to schedule your appointment by contacting us at (703) 525-5901 and visiting the office at 2700 Clarendon Boulevard. Our professionals are ready and willing to assist with solutions for the smile, including the fabrication and placement of dental veneers.
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