If it seems like more and more people are getting porcelain dental veneers, you’re not mistaken. Porcelain veneers have always been a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment to fix cracks, gaps, chips, misalignments, and discoloration as you and your smile age. Thanks to modern dental technology, veneers are becoming more accessible and affordable. Herndon, VA dentist Dr. Mark Jefferies offers porcelain veneers to patients looking to upgrade their smile. 

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers can close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can protect them from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural. Consuming foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion starts in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Some patients may consider having their teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed. For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Jefferies can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.

How Do Veneers Work?

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are customized to fit your existing smile. In order for them to fit over your teeth, Dr. Jefferies removes a thin layer of tooth enamel. Next, the veneers are adhered to the teeth. This results in an enhanced version of your natural smile.  There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Jefferies about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this issue is addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options, such as tooth bonding.

Dental Veneers In Herndon, VA

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jefferies. Call (703) 570-1152 or schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation online today.