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Veneers

Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC

Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Washington, DC

If minor cosmetic defects in your teeth are preventing you from loving your smile, you should consider veneers. At Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC in Washington DC, Dr. Culotta-Norton and Peter Grinc, DDS, provide natural-looking veneers for their patients who want to instantly improve the appearance of their smiles. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of by calling the office or booking a visit online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that look and feel just like your natural teeth. They’re permanently bonded to the front of your teeth, where they beautify your smile by covering up cracks, chips, discoloration, and many other cosmetic imperfections. 

Veneers are one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry, largely due to the dramatic changes they can make in your smile with a minimally invasive procedure.

How can veneers improve my smile? 

Veneers have a wide range of cosmetic applications. By covering up the front of your teeth, they can effectively hide: 

  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Worn surfaces
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Discoloration

Veneers are also used occasionally for non-cosmetic purposes, like strengthening a tooth that’s suffered minor damage.

Why should I get veneers?

Your smile is your personal calling card. It’s how you greet friends, meet new acquaintances, and present yourself to the world. Veneers can give you a renewed sense of confidence by providing you with a safe and effective way to improve the look of your smile.

Veneers have a number of advantages over other restorative procedures, including:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Stain-resistance
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Natural-looking

And unlike a crown or bridge, veneers don’t require you to remove that much enamel from your teeth.

What’s involved in getting veneers?

Your journey toward a more beautiful smile with veneers begins with a consultation at Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC. 

You and your dentist discuss how you’d like your smile to look, then select a size, shape, and color for your veneers that best compliments the aesthetic features of your face.

Your dentist then makes room for your veneers by shaving a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth. 

Next, they take an impression of your mouth and send it off to a lab that fabricates your veneers. It typically takes the lab 10 to 14 days to make your veneers, during which time you wear a temporary set.

Once your permanent veneers are back from the lab, you come back to the office to have them placed. Your provider places them on your smile, checks that they fit comfortably and look beautiful, then seals them to your teeth with dental cement. You leave the office with an instantly improved smile that you’ll be excited to share with the world.

Don’t wait any longer to have the smile you’ve always wanted. Call the Margaret Culotta-Norton, DDS, PC office or book a visit online to get started with your veneers today.