Veneers are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry and for good reason: they’re a quick, easy, and minimally invasive method for radically rejuvenating the appearance of your smile. David Zadeh, DDS, offers beautiful high-quality veneers for his patients at Zadeh Dental in Arlington, Virginia. Schedule your consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Veneers are incredibly thin, tooth-shaped shells permanently bonded to the front side of your teeth to cover up cosmetic defects.
Veneers are typically made from either porcelain or composite resin, both of which are virtually identical to your natural teeth in terms of color and light-reflecting qualities. That means that your veneers will look just like your natural teeth.
Your Zadeh Dental provider can use veneers to alter and enhance your smile several ways, like:
With veneers, you can totally redesign the appearance of your teeth and finally get the smile you’ve always wanted.
First, you and your dentist decide how many veneers you want. If you’re just trying to improve a single cracked or chipped tooth, you might only need one veneer. If you’re trying to make your smile more uniform, however, you might want to get veneers on all of your front teeth. You and your dentist then pick a size, shape, and color for your veneers that best enhances the aesthetics of your smile while complementing the rest of your facial features.
Next, your dentist prepares your teeth by shaving off some enamel. The amount of enamel removed is roughly equivalent to the thickness of the veneers, which are very thin. Once your teeth are prepared, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth and sends it to a lab where your veneers are custom-built to fit perfectly on your teeth. You wear a set of temporary veneers while you wait for the lab to make your permanent ones.
Your permanent veneers are ready within a couple of weeks, at which point you come back to Zadeh Dental to have them bonded to your teeth. Your dentist removes your temporary veneers, cleans your teeth, etches their surfaces to make the veneers stick better, then uses dental cement to permanently seal them in place.
There’s no recovery or downtime with veneers, so you’ll be able to show off your new smile as soon as you leave the office.
Get started with your veneers today and schedule an appointment with Zadeh Dental by calling the office or booking a visit online.