Are there areas of your smile that you wish you could hide or change? Do you have imperfections on the front of the smile that make you feel self-conscious? Do you find yourself covering your smile with your hands in social situations because you are embarrassed at how your teeth look? Many adult men and women have imperfections that impact the appearance of their smile and want to find a solution to change it. In situations such as this, our team at Smiles by Myles may recommend the use of a porcelain veneer.
How do porcelain veneers work?
Porcelain veneers, sometimes referred to as dental veneers, are thin ceramic shells that are fabricated for a patient and adhered to the front of an anterior tooth. These custom-fabricated restorations are created with the finest materials, and are made to match shape, size, and color of the patient’s existing teeth to ensure a natural-looking result when complete. Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive option for changing the entire look of the smile—or just fixing a simple imperfection.
How can porcelain veneers change the smile?
There are many ways in which porcelain veneers may be used by a patient. Porcelain veneers can:
- Improve the size and shape of a natural tooth
- Repair damage that has occurred to a tooth, including chips and cracks
- Change the color of a natural tooth that might be permanently stained
- Address spacing and alignment issues
- Protect sensitive teeth
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
During a consultation appointment at Smiles by Myles in Reston, Virginia, patients can speak to Dr. Wayne Myles about the specific areas of the smile they are worried about. At this evaluation, our doctor will determine if the patient is a good fit for porcelain veneers before recommending them. The best candidates for veneers are patients who have a healthy smile free from periodontal disease and decay, and are seeking long-term solutions for improving appearance of one or more teeth. After patients have porcelain veneers placed, they also need to take good care of their smile and visit the dentist office to ensure periodontal disease or tooth decay does not impact the natural tooth underneath the restoration, as this is still possible.
Call (703) 722-6342 to schedule a visit with Dr. Wayne Myles of Reston, VA to discuss porcelain veneers!