Gapped, broken, or permanently stained teeth near the front of the smile can negatively impact its appearance. If you are dealing with imperfections such as these and want to find out more about ways to address them, it is time to talk to the team at Smiles by Myles about porcelain veneers.
What are porcelain veneers?
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way over time and is also more affordable and natural-looking than ever before! This is why Dr. Wayne Myles of Reston, Virginia may recommend the use of porcelain veneers to disguise imperfections on the front, or “anterior,” teeth. These restorations are thin shells of ceramic that the dentist will bond on front of the tooth. It covers problem areas while keeping the smile natural-looking as the veneers are custom-fabricated for the patient. A veneer is perfect for disguising:
- Spaced/gapped teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Teeth that are permanently stained
- Unusually shaped teeth
- Misaligned/crooked teeth
The fabrication and placement of porcelain veneers
Dr. Wayne Myles wants to ensure the final result looks natural, which is why porcelain veneers are custom-made for a patient based on the size, shape, and color of their existing teeth. The teeth are prepared with removal of a thin portion of enamel from the front of the tooth, and then impressions are made afterward. These impressions are sent off to a dental laboratory to create the final restoration and return back to the dental office.
During this second appointment, the dentist will bond the veneer onto the prepared tooth to complete the process. Patients leave the dental office after this second appointment with their brand new restoration—and improved self-confidence!
If you reside in the area of Reston, VA and are interested in learning more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, we strongly encourage you to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Wayne Myles and his team by calling (571) 536-7885. We are committed to providing care and attention for the smiles of patients in our practice at 11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite #110.