Porcelain Veneers at Foxhall Smiles

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are used to correct teeth that are crooked, discolored, misshapen, broken, chipped, and cracked. Porcelain veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are shaped to go over the front of your teeth. Typically these thin sheets of porcelain last for as long as ten years before you need to replace them with a new set. The treatment options at Foxhall Smiles offer a natural look but an all-around healthier end-result.porcelain veneers dentist washington dc

Benefits of porcelain veneers

Receiving porcelain veneers benefits patients in many ways. Porcelain veneers are resistant to staining, require less preparation than most other cosmetic or restorative treatments, and generally are color-matched to blend seamlessly with natural teeth. They require no extra special maintenance and offer long-lasting and natural results. They are a long-lasting solution to a multitude of dental concerns. Dental veneers are durable and a great permanent cosmetic solution that improves the form and function of the teeth and gums.

Do veneers ruin your teeth?

Porcelain veneers don’t ruin your teeth. The material that is used to bond them to your teeth is not harmful to your natural teeth. This means that having the veneers attached does not ruin or hurt your teeth. Secondly, porcelain veneers are not made of enamel like the front of your natural teeth. This actually gives you some benefits. The main advantage is that they do not stain as your normal teeth would. Bring on the coffee and dark liquids — you can’t stain your new porcelain veneers! They are also incredibly hard, making them more resistant to damage than your natural teeth. All that goes to say that no, veneers do not ruin your real teeth! In fact, they actually have the advantage over natural teeth in terms of resistance to damage or staining.

Are porcelain veneers permanent?

Dental veneers are not a permanent fix to your dental issues. These natural-looking implants can give you a new smile for anywhere between seven and fifteen years. That is a significant time difference, and you might be wondering why some dental veneers last for seven years while others remain intact for up to fifteen. Once your dentist has placed your dental veneers, it’s up to you to properly maintain them.

Are you self-conscious about your chipped or cracked teeth? Do you have severe staining on one or more teeth? Call or visit our website to schedule a consultation with Foxhall Smiles.