A to Z Dental Studio
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Fairfax, VA
Not everybody loves the teeth they were born with, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for less than the smile of your dreams. Hiba Zakhour, DDS, and the experienced providers at A to Z Dental Studio in Fairfax, Virginia, offer custom-made porcelain veneers to completely reshape your teeth. These extremely thin shells have the ability to change the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you the smile you want without extensive or invasive dental work. To learn more about veneers, call A to Z Dental Studio or schedule an appointment online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain bonded to the surface of your teeth to transform their appearance. These permanent cosmetic solutions are a favorite for people who are unhappy with the shape, size, or color of their natural teeth.
Because veneers are made out of porcelain, they’re natural-looking, durable, and stain-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about discoloration.
What can veneers fix?
The main goal of veneers is to cover imperfections in your smile, such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Tooth discoloration
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth worn down from grinding
- Too small or large teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Large gaps in teeth
Porcelain veneers can also help correct bite problems that develop from crooked, misaligned, or misshapen teeth.
What is the process like for getting veneers?
Veneers typically take 2-3 visits to plan and place. At your first appointment, your provider at A to Z Dental Studio performs a dental exam and takes X-rays to ensure your teeth are healthy enough to support veneers.
Because veneers bond to your teeth, your provider must remove a small portion of enamel to make sure your veneers fit perfectly, without looking bulky or unnatural.
Finally, the team takes impressions of your teeth to create your custom-made veneers. It takes around 2-3 weeks to create veneers, so you may have to wear a temporary restoration while you wait.
At your final visit, your provider cleanses your teeth with a special solution to achieve a durable bond for the veneers. Once the color and fit looks and feels perfect, the veneers are cemented in place while a special light solidifies the bond.
Veneers are strong and durable enough to last for many years with the right care. Proper brushing, flossing, and routine visits to A to Z Dental Studio can help extend the life of veneers. While veneers bond to your teeth, they may not last forever. Over time, you may need to replace them to maintain your smile.
Call A to Z Dental Studio or book an appointment online now to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you.