For minor tooth imperfections, veneers provide the opportunity of an improved smile with little hassle and minimal time invested. In fact, with veneers, we can help you achieve a new smile! Here are some commonly asked questions about veneers and how they can help to resolve a variety of cosmetic dental issues!
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain placed over damaged teeth to improve the durability and aesthetic appeal of your smile. As a bonus, veneers also offer strength and resilience similar to that of natural tooth enamel! First we will analyze your smile to identify where veneers might make improvements. Next we will create the veneers and finally we will bond them to your teeth.
Why should I get veneers?
- Veneers are ideal for fixing imperfections that are caused by one or more of the following situations:
- Discolored teeth: Often, drug use, smoking, excessive amounts of fluoride and even root canal treatments can lead to a discolored smile.
- Worn down teeth.
- Broken or chipped teeth.
- Gaps between teeth.
- Misaligned or uneven teeth.
How can I get veneers?
Give us a call to set up a veneers consultation. We will examine your mouth and decide whether you are a good candidate for veneers.
Before the veneers are designed, we will scrape about half a millimeter of enamel off of your tooth, roughly equal to the thickness of the added veneer. This ensures good bonding and adequate space for the veneer. After the veneer has been created (roughly two weeks after your first visit), we will carefully examine whether it fits in your mouth and how it looks next to your other teeth. Then we will apply a special adhesive to your tooth and finally place the veneer on top!
Call us today to set up an appointment to reclaim your perfect smile!
Dr. Gerald Marlin is Recognized as One of the Washington D.C. Region’s Leading ‘Problem Solving’ Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Implant Restoration Specialists. Since the time that he established his practice, Dr. Gerald Marlin has maintained “an unwavering dedication to excellence.” Through this commitment, Dr. Marlin provides his patients with long-lasting (35 years vs the national average of 7-10 years), optimally aesthetic restorations that have virtually no future problems.