Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer many benefits. They are beautiful, durable, and minimally invasive teeth restorations that can improve your smile. Unlike a dental crown that covers the entire tooth, a veneer is a thin porcelain shell that simply covers the front surface of a tooth. Handmade porcelain veneers can close gaps between teeth, make crooked teeth appear straight, and conceal chips and gaps. Veneers are tinted to look like natural tooth enamel, and they are extremely stain resistant. Dr. Wayne Myles can place your veneers and help you maintain your new smile for years to come. To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers contact our Reston dentistry at (703) 925-0800 or schedule a consultation online.

Address Multiple Concerns with a Single Treatment

Porcelain veneers can correct a variety of independent cosmetic dental issues or many imperfections at once. Their ability to address many concerns naturally lends the treatment to a variety of benefits, including:

  • Permanently stained teeth look white and healthy after treatment with porcelain veneers. Patients who have dark teeth, or whose teeth are resistant to chemical whitening treatments, can benefit from veneers.
  • Chipped or broken teeth can appear whole and healthy with veneers.
  • Teeth that are crooked, uneven, or irregularly shaped look more uniform and symmetrical after veneer placement. 
  • Gaps or uneven spaces between teeth can be concealed with veneers.
  • Short or worn teeth can be made larger by veneers.

Many patients opt for porcelain veneers over orthodontic braces because the process for placing veneers takes just a few visits. During your first appointment, Dr. Myles will prep your teeth and take impressions of your mouth. While our lab crafts your custom restorations, you will wear temporary veneers. These will allow you to begin experiencing your improved smile and help us determine if we need to make any adjustments. At your next visit, Dr. Myles will permanently bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth, imparting immediate results.

Longevity & Aesthetics

Your veneers can last ten or twenty years, or longer, with proper care and maintenance. They can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth, and require only professional check-ups and cleanings to maintain their flawless appearance. We use only the finest porcelain, which reflects and interacts with light just like natural tooth enamel. 

Are Dental Veneers Right for Me?

We will be able to determine if porcelain veneers are the right choice for you at your initial consultation. Many patients with mild to moderate cosmetic concerns can benefit from porcelain veneers. To be an ideal candidate for this treatment, you need to have healthy gums and good overall oral health. If you regularly grind or clench your teeth, Dr. Myles may recommend a night guard to protect your natural teeth and restorations from damage.

Learn More About Porcelain Veneers

To learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers and how they can improve your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Myles today. We are happy to answer any of your questions and create a treatment plan to suit your needs.