Veneers make it easy to achieve a beautiful, Hollywood-worthy smile. They’re resistant to stains caused by coffee, tea, or smoking, and often last for 15 years or longer. At Dlight Dental, the team uses porcelain veneers to transform smiles. To request an appointment at the practice in Washington, DC, or Rockville, Maryland, call the office to speak with a caring staff member or click the online tool.
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain bonded to your natural teeth. They cover up minor imperfections, ensuring your smile appears attractive and pearly white.
Some people get one veneer to correct a chipped or stained tooth, while others get between six and eight to achieve a more balanced smile.
Following an in-office appointment and a discussion of your goals, the team can develop a treatment plan using veneers that aligns with your needs.
At Dlight Dental, the team uses veneers to correct various imperfections, including:
Veneers can also close visible spaces between your teeth.
At Dlight Dental, getting veneers takes two appointments:
During your first appointment, the team conducts an oral exam and asks what you like and don’t like about your smile. If you have healthy teeth and gums, they administer a local anesthetic and prepare your teeth by removing a thin layer of the enamel.
After preparing your teeth, the team takes digital impressions. They send your digital impressions to a laboratory that uses them to design a custom set of porcelain veneers.
Once the laboratory completes your veneers, you return to Dlight Dental. The team administers a local anesthetic, lines up the veneers with your teeth, and bonds them in place. Your provider polishes the veneers, removes any excess material, and provides you with care instructions.
Veneers last between 12-15 years on average, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan by taking preventive measures. The team at Dlight Dental recommends brushing and flossing daily and avoiding bad habits like chewing on ice or opening objects with your teeth.
If you play contact sports like lacrosse or rugby, or you mountain bike or skateboard, you might also want to wear a mouthguard. These plastic appliances can significantly lower the risk of chips, fractures, or other damage.
To learn more about veneers, request an appointment at Dlight Dental by calling the nearest office to speak with the administrative staff or clicking the online tool.