Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
There is no such thing as an instant smile makeover or dental repair, but porcelain veneers come quite close to that. It is why Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz & Dr. Henry Konigsberg make them available to patients at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington, DC.
The many benefits of porcelain veneers go well beyond their ease of use. They can be used cosmetically, to provide a bit of restorative dentistry, and even as a way of boosting your self-esteem. When considering the benefits of porcelain veneers, it is important to understand just what they are.
Essentially, dental veneers are just as they sound. They are shells that are molded to fit over the teeth. They are bonded to the teeth and provide an immediate improvement in the look of the smile. They are thin and natural looking, but they are also extremely durable thanks to the porcelain compounds from which they are made.
What sort of solutions do they provide? The benefits of porcelain veneers include the ability to instantly address deeply stained teeth that no teeth whitening is able to overcome. They can be placed over such teeth and provide a permanent solution to the deep staining.
The benefits of porcelain veneers also include their ability to cover teeth that have been chipped or cracked. Not only is this a cosmetic improvement, but it also ensures the stability of the tooth over the long term, preventing it from further harm or decay.
Dental veneers are also used to address issues such as gapped teeth, unevenly spaced or sized teeth and teeth that are not the same lengths.
To make the veneers, our dentists meet with you and review the overall health of your teeth. If any other issues have been addressed, they can then begin by making molds of the teeth and the gums. This allows the lab to craft veneers that will address any of the flaws in the smile. Whether it is just a set of dental veneers to cover stained teeth, or more complex veneers that adjust spacing, alignment, breakage and more, the lab will return a set ready to be bonded.
Our dentists then bond the veneers to your teeth and you are ready to go. They can be used like normal teeth for eating and speaking, but now you can do everything with a flawless and easily maintained smile.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers, get in touch with our office at (202) 488-8300. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.