Leesburg Spa Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentist located in Ashburn, VA
Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you, so you want it to be beautiful. Veneers are an excellent, minimally invasive cosmetic dental treatment that can give you a perfect, natural-looking smile. Leesburg, Virginia-based dentist, Dr. Saxena, offers custom veneers explicitly designed to create the smile you've always wanted at Leesburg Spa Dentistry. Call or make an appointment online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to cover a variety of dental imperfections. Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental treatment because they’re minimally invasive to install and are highly customizable to create the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Saxena usually installs veneers in just two appointments. At the first appointment, she prepares your teeth for the veneers by removing a very thin layer of tooth enamel. This allows the veneer to sit flush against your gums and other teeth. Next, she makes impressions of your teeth which are sent to a dental lab where your veneers are custom-made. Finally, she places temporary veneers to protect your teeth while you wait for your permanent veneers.
During your second appointment, Dr. Saxena removes your temporary veneers and fits your permanent veneers onto your teeth. She checks the fit and your bite before permanently bonding the veneers to your teeth and polishing them until they shine like natural teeth.
What dental imperfections do veneers correct?
Dr. Saxena uses veneers to cover numerous dental imperfections including:
- Unevenly shaped or sized teeth
- Minor chips
- Minor misalignment
Who is a good candidate for veneers?
Dr. Saxena provides a thorough exam before suggesting veneers to improve the appearance of your teeth. You need to have good overall dental health and practice good dental hygiene.
Your teeth need to have enough enamel so that a thin layer can be removed without compromising your teeth. They should also be relatively straight with minor cosmetic concerns. It's also essential that you don't grind your teeth, as this can damage the porcelain.
How should I take care of my veneers?
You take care of your veneers just like your natural teeth. Brush using a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day. You should also floss your teeth at least once a day. While veneers aren’t subject to decay, you still need to attend routine dental checkups and cleanings with Dr. Saxena and the team at Leesburg Spa Dentistry so she can monitor your dental health.
If you want to create a perfect smile, call or schedule an appointment online today.