Beautiful, Cosmetic Porcelain Veneers in Leesburg, VA

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Once you’ve decided to take the dive into the world of cosmetic dentistry, you will find that porcelain veneers are among one of the most popular treatments for transforming your smile. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred as “Instant Orthodontics” as it can whiten, straightened, close gaps, hide and much more. If you have been waiting to find the right treatment for your smile transformation, then perhaps looking into porcelain veneers may be your answer. Porcelain veneers give patients the aesthetic transformation they’ve been looking for.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are extremely thin ”shield-like” restorations that are bonded to the front ends of each too. Each veneer is custom-made to the shape, color, size that each patient needs, after all, no smile is exactly the same. The best way to think of porcelain veneers is by comparing them to a contact lens. They are extremely thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to your natural teeth. Your natural teeth, however, must be prepped and contoured before the veneers are applied.

The best part about porcelain veneers? There’s virtually no wait time. Once the treatment has completely finished, you can walk out of the dental office without needing to wait any longer to have a completely transformed smile. You can also feel confident in knowing the porcelain veneers are extremely durable and they’e made from high-quality ceramic that is made to withstand the pressure of your bite. Porcelain veneers are also wildly known for looking very natural in comparison to other cosmetic dentistry treatments.

After Your Veneer Consultation

After the planning stage of your dental veneer journey is complete, you will be extremely close to your full transformation. Your dentist will then schedule an appointment for you to come in and have your teeth “prepped.” During this prepping appointment, your dentist will contour your natural teeth by removing the outer enamel from the outer side of your natural teeth. This is done to allow the veneers to fit in your mouth without creating the look of extremely bulky teeth. Although veneers are extremely thin, you would still need to create some extra space for them to be added to each tooth. Do not worry, as this step is not necessarily painful. Once all of your teeth have been contoured, your new dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send that impression to the dental lab so that your veneers can be custom-made immediately from strong porcelain.

Before this first appointment is over, you and your dentist will discuss the shade, the shape, and the size of each veneer in order to ensure the perfect custom fit is created for each tooth. Before you walk out, your dentist will bond temporary veneers to each tooth to hold you through before the next appointment. Your permanent tooth restorations should be created and ready to be bonded within a week or two. The temporary restorations are not custom made, and will not be made with strong materials as they are only meant to be temporaries.

As soon as your permanent veneers have been created, your dentist will have you come in for your final appointment. During this appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary veneers and bond the permanent ones to your teeth. Before doing so, your dentist will ensure each and every veneer fits according to how each one should before bonding it your teeth. Your dentist will ask you to bite down after your teeth have been bonded to the permanent veneers to ensure nothing feels out of place or unnatural. This is a great time to talk to your dentist about if something is bothering you or may be poking you unnaturally. If everything feels good, and everything looks good, then congratulations you have a fully transformed smile thanks to porcelain veneers!

The next step is to ensure the health and longevity of your dental veneers. You can do this by ensuring you brush and floss your teeth normally as well as avoiding any foods or drinks that can easily stain the teeth. Porcelain is a great material to be used for this restoration as it mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth. This means porcelain doesn’t stain as quickly as other materials may. However, they do act just like natural teeth, which means they aren’t perfect. Be sure to take great care of your new smile and visit your dentist every six months in order to keep them looking great for years to come.

The Dental Veneer Process

The best way to start your porcelain veneer journey is finding the perfect cosmetic dentist to perform the procedure for you. You can do this by getting a recommendation from someone you know and trust to perform the procedure. If you do not have a recommendation or a reference to start from, you can always perform a multitude of searches online and narrowed down the number of dentists by reading up on reviews, checking out their education, ensure a lot of experience, the right price point, and much more.

As soon as you find the right dentist for you, it is time to have a consultation with this dentist. The consultation is perhaps one of the most important steps in your porcelain veneer journey. Your dentist will first do a thorough check of your teeth and show you models and photographs that can prove a before and after transformation. In today’s modern technology, a dentist can create a blueprint that can show your smile before and after a procedure like this. Also note, ask for before and after’s from previous patients to ensure you like the work of this dentist.

During this consultation, you must ask any and all questions that you may have about the process. You should also talk about your aesthetic goals. It can be helpful to bring in photos of celebrities with smiles that you like. Having a good starting point like this can help catapult this journey into the perfect direction are your smile transformation.

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Meet Dr. Tracey Nguyen

Dr. Tracey Nguyen received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Magna cum laude, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nguyen is trained in all phases of implant dentistry, and has received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry. She is also a manuscript/review editor for the Academy of General Dentistry.

We are located in Leesburg, VA but proudly serve Lansdowne, Reston, Broadlands, Ashburn, Sterling, and all neighboring communities.