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Porcelain Veneers Perfect Potomac Falls & Sterling Smiles

man smiling in brown sweaterWhen patients are asked, if they could change anything about their smile, what would it be? About 99% say that they'd like whiter teeth. While teeth whitening will brighten your smile, it does nothing to correct crowding, gaps, fractured or chipped teeth. For this reason, porcelain veneers are often referred to as “instant orthodontics". Truly, this is a benefit to those who wish to avoid the inconvenience and time it requires for traditional orthodontics. In order for you to acquire the straightest, most beautiful, natural-looking smile, porcelain veneers are the answer.

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of porcelain that are bonded to each individual tooth. While whitening often gives great results, porcelain veneers can give you the smile of your dreams. In fact, we routinely exceed the expectations of our patients by customizing the size, shape, and shade of your teeth.

Properly planning your Smile Design in advance includes the use of digital photography, creating 3-D wax models of your new smile, and digital imagery used to take your desired smile and see how it looks with your face. These before and after simulations can be shown prior to doing the procedure, for your approval. After proper planning, the procedure usually takes two visits.

Consider that a beautiful smile can create the appearance of looking healthier, younger, and more successful, while inwardly increasing your confidence and self-esteem. Studies show that your smile is the first thing that most people notice. A beautiful new smile often renews an individual’s approach to life by creating immediate changes in the person's attitude. This in turn, can enhance the reception given to them by others.

So stop imagining what it would be like to have a gorgeous smile, and call (571) 434-8000 for your consultation today!

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

You may be excited about the prospect of getting porcelain veneers in Potomac Falls, but you likely still have questions about this transformative cosmetic treatment. Below, we have compiled some of the questions we frequently receive about porcelain veneers, along with their answers. If you do not find the information you were hoping for, contact our office so we can personally satisfy your curiosity.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

During your consultation, we will give you a candid estimate for the cost of your veneers, which will depend greatly on how many veneers you choose to receive. Logically, one or two veneers cost less than an entire set of 4 – 8. The overall cost will also depend on whether you require gum contouring prior to your veneer procedure. Keep in mind as well that dental insurance typically does not provide any coverage for cosmetic services. However, you can use financing through CareCredit or Lending Club to break up the cost of your treatment into monthly payments.

Is It Painful to Get Porcelain Veneers?

During the tooth preparation phase of the treatment, Dr. Bryce, your cosmetic dentist in Potomac Falls, will have to slightly modify your teeth by removing a sliver of enamel from them. Local anesthesia will ensure that you are comfortable during this part of the process. The more veneers you are going to receive, the more likely it is that you will experience some soreness in your gums or jaw after the numbness wears off. However, such discomfort should be easy to manage with over the counter medications.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Because the veneer process requires some tooth modification, you will always need something on your teeth to protect them. Hence, porcelain veneers are a permanent commitment. That should not make you afraid of getting them, however. The vast majority of patients are thrilled with their veneers and look forward to a lifetime of confident, aesthetically pleasing smiles.

With proper care, you can reasonably expect a set of veneers to last for 10 years or more before replacement becomes necessary. You can help them have a long lifespan by maintaining excellent oral hygiene, protecting them from breakage, and attending regular appointments with your dentist in Potomac Falls.

Will People Be Able to Tell That I Have Porcelain Veneers?

Dr. Bryce pays great attention to detail when he is designing veneers. You and he will collaborate to choose a size, shape, and color for your veneers with the goal of producing beautiful but natural-looking results. Plus, the porcelain is virtually identical to real tooth enamel. Onlookers may have no idea that you have had some cosmetic dental work done.

What If Something Goes Wrong with One of My Veneers?

If one of your veneers breaks or starts to feel loose, or if you have any other concerns, call our office right away. After Dr. Bryce examines your veneer, he may be able to repair or replace it so you can get back to enjoying your stunning smile as soon as possible.