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Porcelain Veneers In Midlothian VA

Porcelain veneers are a great option for patients who are looking to radically improve the appearance of their smile. With this type of treatment, we can make your smile gorgeous by providing everything from a minor touch-up to a dramatic makeover.

At John Han Dental Design, we love watching patients discover their brilliant new smile. Sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics," veneers are the perfect way to transform a smile dramatically because the procedure can correct stains, chips, and even deeply discolored teeth.

If you're not happy with your teeth' length and size or want them to appear straight, veneers are definitely the right choice for you. Porcelain veneers are custom-made, so we can make sure that you will see a perfect smile in the mirror in the end.

   

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic coverings that are bonded directly to the teeth. Patients can often get one or two veneers to enhance a couple of front teeth or an entire set if they want to transform their smile completely.

Veneers are the perfect solution if you want to address medical cosmetic issues at once. These include chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and even teeth that are slightly crooked. Porcelain veneers have been the go-to treatment for models in Hollywood celebrities alike, and now you can get porcelain veneers in Midlothian, too.


How does it work?

When a patient comes to us to discuss cosmetic dentistry, we like to start by having a conversation about their goals. We want to make sure that we understand what you really want to change about your smile.

Once we establish that, Dr. John Han let you know if porcelain veneers are the best way to achieve your goals.

The procedure of getting porcelain veneers involves a couple of steps:

  • We prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel, which will enable the veneers to lay against the teeth and look natural.
  • Next, we take an impression of the teeth, which we then sent to a dental lab so they can fabricate the veneers. But don't worry, you will get a temporary said before leaving your first appointment, so your teeth don't look awkward.
  • A couple of weeks later, you would have another appointment to have your temporary veneers removed and the final ones bonded to your teeth. Dr. John Han will evaluate the appearance and fit and make minor adjustments to your bite if necessary. A final polish will give you the smile that you always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers FAQ

How long do veneers last?

With regular care, you can expect porcelain veneers to last for up to 20 years. The good news is that veneers don't require any special care other than what you already do for natural teeth — brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist.

Is the procedure reversible?

The procedure isn't considered reversible because a very thin layer of the enamel needs to be removed from the tooth in order to accommodate the thickness of the veneer.

Are there any restrictions on what I can eat?

Even though porcelain veneers are quite strong, remember that they are made from porcelain, which can crack if very strong forces are applied. As such, you should avoid chewing hard nuts, popcorn, candy apples, or ice to avoid damaging your veneers.

Can I get veneers if I grind my teeth at night?

Grinding your teeth will eventually damage your veneers, but Dr. John Han can provide you with a protective bite guard that you can wear at night as necessary.

What are some alternatives to porcelain veneers?

If you aren't a suitable candidate for veneers, it doesn't mean that you can't reach your cosmetic goals and achieve the smile of your dreams. Instead of veneers, Dr. John Han may recommend other options such as teeth whitening to reduce discoloration, restoration with dental crowns and bridges, dental bonding for minor cracks and chips, and dental implants if you need to replace any missing teeth.

If you're interested in taking your smile to the next level, you can get fast results with porcelain veneers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss how to make your smile perfect.

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