Straight, white teeth are considered the epitome of dental hygiene, but this makes many people self-conscious of their crooked, chipped, or yellowed teeth. Frequent whitening sessions can be difficult to maintain, and certain aesthetic issues might require big changes. Veneers are a fast, easy solution that gives you a beautiful smile for years afterward.
At Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC, in Washington, DC, Dr. Culotta Norton and Dr. Peter Grinc provide beautiful veneers to help give you the smile of your dreams while increasing your self-esteem.
No more imperfections
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, you might not be happy with your smile. By affixing thin porcelain shells to your teeth, dentists can protect and reinforce your teeth while giving you a picture-perfect smile.
Many imperfections are just a result of your lifestyle, genetics, or even accidents that have chipped your teeth. Veneers can correct nearly every aesthetic issue, including:
- Stains and yellowing caused by smoking, genetics, or certain drinks
- Worn-down tooth enamel caused by grinding or improper bite
- Misshapen, crooked, and gapped teeth
- Chips or cracks caused by accidents
Porcelain veneers are also stain-resistant, so they won’t yellow as quickly as your natural teeth. With proper care, they should stay white and pearly. Not only that, but they protect your teeth from being cracked or chipped in the future.
What’s the process for applying veneers?
Once you’ve made the decision to follow through with veneers, your dentist will help you design the perfect smile.
They must take a very thin layer of enamel from your teeth to fit the veneers along your gumline, and some people consider this a downside. Enamel does not grow back, so veneers are more permanent than many people realize. On the other hand, veneers can also last more than 10 years with proper care, so it’s well worth the enamel loss if you value the aesthetics of your teeth.
Once your teeth are prepped, the process is simple. After your dentist takes Impressions, a dental lab creates your personalized veneers for a perfect fit. Your dentist will see you for an additional visit for applying them to your teeth using a powerful bonding agent.
How do I maintain my veneers?
Veneers don’t require any special care. As long as you brush, floss, and rinse daily, the porcelain will continue to function just like your normal teeth. You’ll still need to attend checkups with the dentist, along with regular cleanings, but you don’t need any special products to maintain your veneers.
Are you ready for the smile of your dreams? Call our office at 202-833-1111 or request an appointment online today.