Are Porcelain Dental Veneers Right for Me?

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No matter how well you take care of your teeth, sometimes the hard work they do for us results in a few casualties in the form of cracks, gaps, or discoloration. Instead of looking for multiple cosmetic dental procedures to fix these issues, you might want to consider visiting Ridgetop Dental to see if porcelain dental veneers might work for you.

Porcelain veneers are used in place of extensive dental procedures to repair chipped, discolored, broken, or cracked teeth. They can also help with minor misalignment and small gaps. The veneers themselves are thin, porcelain ceramic covers that are permanently bonded to the front and sides of your teeth. Our team works with you to create natural looking, durable veneers that blend with your natural smile.

Unlike teeth whitening procedures, which bleach teeth to make them several shades lighter, veneers can help your teeth look whiter for longer. Since they’re made of medical-grade porcelain, they’re less porous than your natural enamel and therefore are more resistant to acidic or pigmented foods like fruit, sugar, wine, and coffee. With veneers you don’t have to worry about teeth whitening for a long time!

If you’re dealing with minor misalignment, small gaps, or chips in the teeth, veneers might be good for you. Instead of expensive and extensive orthodontic work, veneers create an enhanced version of your natural teeth by fitting on top of existing teeth. The Ridgetop Dental team consults with each patient individually to ensure your veneers are perfect for you and your smile needs.

If you are prone to grinding your teeth, you may want to discuss this with our team before having dental veneers placed on your teeth. While they’re sturdy, they’re more prone to breaking off if you suffer from severe bruxism. Fortunately, we can help address bruxism and you might still be able to benefit from veneers!

Patients with sensitive teeth should also discuss directly with us. Some patients have experienced increased tooth sensitivity because installing veneers requires removal of a thin layer of natural enamel. While dental veneers act as armor against further tooth decay, more enamel loss on already-sensitive teeth may require a different approach such as tooth bonding.

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with the family dentist office of Ridgetop Dental in Reston, VA. Call us, or schedule an appointment online today.

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