How Can Dental Veneers Improve My Smile?

dental veneers washington dcAs we get older, our teeth start to show signs of wear and tear.  These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can make us feel embarrassed and self-conscious about our smiles. Maybe we aren’t smiling as freely as we should. You may look at your smile and feel disheartened by all the different issues. Perhaps you’re dreading the amount of dental work you think you’ll need to have the smile you want.  Dental veneers could be a treatment option to correct these problems with just one procedure instead of multiple, giving your smile a virtual facelift.

Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers

With porcelain dental veneers, Washington, DC dentist Dr. Joseph A. Catanzano III of Foxhall Smiles can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can narrow gaps between your teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe your teeth are chipped or are showing visible signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can restore their appearance while also protecting them from further damage.

Eating or drinking foods containing dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage tooth enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. It is said that digestion begins in the mouth. Everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Many people consider teeth whitening procedures to refresh the look of their smiles, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.

For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers is often a quicker and more inexpensive option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Catanzano can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.

Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?

The veneers are installed by Dr. Catanzano after he removes the outermost layer of enamel so that the veneers do not feel overly large or change the shape of your mouth. Then they are simply adhered to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the natural tooth might be removed or permanently altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply enhanced with an attractive layer of extra protection!

There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best treatment option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Catanzano about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure until this problem has been addressed. Fortunately, once these issues are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Catanzano.

Dental Veneers In Washington, DC

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Catanzano and our dental care team at Foxhall Smiles. Call 202.315.2188 or schedule a consultation online today.