Porcelain veneers can help you get the smile you’ve been looking for by correcting cosmetic issues for beautiful, natural-looking results. At Lansdowne Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can feel confident your new veneers will look great, fit comfortably, and last for many years. Dr. Paul Ellington works closely with each patient to custom-fit veneers, tinting them so they blend well with neighboring teeth. To find out how veneers can help you improve your smile, call our Lansdowne, Virginia, practice or use our online system to request an office visit today.
Porcelain veneers are very thin covers that Dr. Ellington places on the surface of a tooth to improve the way the tooth looks. The porcelain material is translucent like your own teeth, and it can be shaped and tinted to blend in beautifully with your surrounding teeth.
Dental veneers can be used in several ways to improve the way your smile looks. They can be used to:
Veneers can be used alone or as part of a complete smile makeover.
Veneer application usually can be completed in two office visits.
No. One of the benefits of porcelain veneers is that you can care for them the same way you care for your other teeth, with brushing and flossing and routine trips to see Dr. Ellington to make sure your teeth stay healthy and the veneers stay in good shape.
No. Porcelain is very resistant to stains, and that means it’s also resistant to whitening agents. If a veneer is stained, it needs to be replaced. You can reduce the risk of stains by rinsing after eating food and beverages known to cause stains, but veneers are designed to stay looking new and bright.
With proper care, your veneers can last more than a decade. Some veneers last as long as 20 years with just brushing, flossing and regular checkups.