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Smiles in Springfield

General Dentists & Implant Dentist located in Springfield, VA

Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment that can transform the appearance of your smile. It’s one of many cosmetic services available from Dr. Quang Cao Tran, DDS, of Smiles in Springfield in Springfield, Virginia. If you’re ready to feel great about the smile you present to the world, schedule a consultation to explore dental veneers in more detail. Booking takes just moments online or over the phone.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are a cosmetic treatment that covers the visible surface of your teeth with a thin layer of porcelain. When you admire the gleaming smile of a celebrity or movie star, you’re often noticing the effects of a great set of veneers. 

Veneers are a popular treatment option due to their ability to address numerous cosmetic issues at once. Some of the concerns veneers can treat include:

  • Discoloration
  • Minor misalignment
  • Gapped teeth
  • Chips or cracks
  • Worn teeth
  • Shape or size irregularities

Getting veneers requires just two appointments to achieve your smile transformation. 

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

During your first visit, your dentist evaluates your smile and explains how veneers can improve areas of concern. If you have existing dental decay or gum disease, these issues need to be addressed before you move forward with dental veneers. 

Dental impressions or digital imaging gathers information about the size and shape of your teeth. This gives the dental lab the data needed to craft your set of custom veneers. 

Everyone has a unique smile, so some men and women need only a few veneers on their front teeth, while others need veneers that extend back to the corners of their smiles. Veneers are individually crafted and placed on each tooth to give a natural appearance. 

Your dentist removes a small amount of your natural tooth tissue to make room for your veneers. You receive a set of temporary veneers to wear to protect your teeth until your next appointment. 

When you return, your dentist checks your new veneers for a proper fit before cementing them into place. Minor adjustments can be made to create the perfect fit, and you walk out with your new smile. 

Are dental veneers permanent?

When you care for your dental veneers properly, you can expect them to last 10 years or more. After that point, you need to come in to have a new set of veneers created and applied. 

Veneers are considered permanent because the process requires removing a portion of your tooth enamel. You’ll need to have replacements placed to protect your teeth from decay. 

To learn more about what a great set of veneers can do for your smile, call the office to book a visit, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.