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Are Porcelain Veneers Right for You?

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Did you know that an attractive smile can make you look younger and even boost your chances of a promotion at work? If you are currently unhappy with the way your smile looks, what is stopping you from achieving the beautiful smile you deserve? Today’s evolving advancements in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for adults to correct all types of smile imperfections. One of those advancements is porcelain dental veneers, a simple, non-invasive and versatile procedure that is used by celebrities and available to you too!

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Cosmetic dental veneers are wafer thin porcelain shells that are used to instantly fix teeth that are chipped, stained, gapped (minor), misshapen and even slightly misaligned. Veneers are known for helping patients achieve a Hollywood smile makeover with minimal prep and quick results.

When Veneers May Not Be Best

Veneers are one of the most life-changing investments you can make for your smile appearance. However, they do come with limitations and restrictions that should be noted. While they can correct an expansive range of aesthetic concerns, they are not for everyone.

Patients should be in good dental health before considering veneers, as they are not suitable for teeth that are weak, damaged or decayed. In such cases a dental restoration is needed first.

Veneers are also not best for patients with a severe bite misalignment. Veneers are only bonded on the front surface of your teeth. Therefore, although they are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics,” they are only giving the appearance of straighter teeth and not actually moving the teeth or jaw into better position.

Lastly, porcelain veneers require that a small portion of your teeth be shaved off so that the veneer can strongly bond to the tooth surface. This means that veneers are a non-reversible procedure, so ask questions and express your concerns upfront.

Determine Your Candidacy

To determine if porcelain veneers are best suited for you, please call Green Dental of Alexandria today to schedule a smile makeover consult. We have a full menu of cosmetic services, ensuring that each patient can find a smile enhancement solution that meets their needs and budget.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria

Green Dental of Alexandria – Alexandria Dentist
1725 Duke St, Suite GR03
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 549-1725

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