Dental veneers are thin shells of custom-crafted porcelain placed on the front of the tooth enamel. Veneers have many benefits as a cosmetic dentistry treatment. We can address problems like worn, discolored, uneven, and slightly crooked teeth with veneers. Dr. Christopher Banks offers porcelain veneers for patients at Dupont Dental in Washington, DC, ensuring that veneers look natural and address his patients’ cosmetic goals.
How Can Porcelain Veneers Benefit You?
Veneers can treat a variety of cosmetic problems. Dental veneers can:
- Repair broken or chipped teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Address teeth with inconsistent sizes, shapes, or lengths
- Cover deeply stained or discolored teeth
- Protect worn-down teeth
- Achieve a straighter, more symmetrical smile
Veneers are highly stain resistant, natural-looking, and durable. We color-match dental veneers to ensure that they blend in with the smile. Patients can receive single veneers covering one or all teeth in the smile line.
Porcelain Veneers in Washington, DC
Before veneer treatment, Dr. Banks will ensure you’re in good oral health. Veneers can shift or loosen if patients experience tooth decay or gum disease. Dr. Banks will take digital images of your smile to send to a dental lab. These images will also show you what veneers can do for your smile.
Dr. Banks will prepare the teeth for veneers by removing a layer of tooth enamel. This preparation ensures that the veneers properly adhere to the teeth. Dr. Banks will also color-match your teeth to your veneers, ensuring they have a uniform shade and blend in with other natural teeth.
He will send impressions and specifications to a lab, where technicians craft the veneers from porcelain. Dr. Banks will also provide temporary veneers while the permanent veneers are created. Once the permanent veneers are complete, Dr. Banks ensures they are the correct shape and shade before he permanently places them on the teeth.
After you receive your veneers, you may notice that it will take time to get accustomed to the feel of the restorations on your teeth. There isn’t much downtime with veneers. Patients who receive veneers can quickly go back to everyday life.
We typically recommend that patients avoid foods and drinks that can stain, including coffee, berries, and tea. With the proper care, porcelain veneers can last ten or more years. Properly caring for your veneers by gently brushing them with a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Receive Dental Veneers Today
Do you want a brighter and straighter smile? Contact Dupont Dental for veneer treatment today at (202) 946-4720. You can also request a dental appointment with Dr. Banks online. Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you have questions about your dental care. We’re here to help you meet your goals.