See what your Burke, VA Dentist can do with Porcelain Veneers


Historically, the purpose of dentistry has been to prevent and treat dental conditions such as cavities, gum disease, and tooth injuries. Today, we are fortunate to have the technology and the advanced techniques that allow us to also resolve cosmetic concerns related to the smile. Patients of our dental office in Burke, VA quickly discover that our staff has the training and the artistic ability to address a wide variety of flaws. One of the preferred methods to do this is to bond porcelain veneers onto the teeth that are adversely affecting the one’s smile aesthetic.

What are Veneers?

By definition, a veneer is a cosmetic cover, it's that simple. In dentistry, veneer treatment may involve placing a life-like bonding material into a small imperfection such as a crack or a chip. In many situations, veneer treatment involves covering the entire front surface of a tooth or teeth with brilliant, beautiful porcelain sheaths. Through this treatment, we are able to achieve the intended goal, which is to create or restore authentic beauty that enhances not only the appearance of but also the confidence of our patient.

What Veneers can do

Teeth are intended to sit right next to one another, and a beautiful, straight row. This may not be what you see when you look at your reflection in the mirror. If too much space is present between any two teeth, the smile may lack the sophistication you desire. Whatever the reason for spacing issues, it is possible to resolve them with properly sized porcelain veneers.

Enamel Damage
As the body ages, so do our teeth. The result of the daily grind that your teeth go through may be that they become more vulnerable to damage such as chips, cracks, and fractures. Injuries such as these not only threaten the longevity of tooth structure, but they present a cosmetic problem for your smile. Porcelain veneers bonded to teeth cannot only disguise a check or a crack, but can also restore a portion of the strength that has been lost due to the original injury.

Dullness and Discoloration
Typically, when we think about stained enamel, it is teeth whitening that we assume will resolve this issue. In many cases, tooth discoloration does, in fact, respond to the application of peroxide solution. However, there are some forms of discoloration, such as a tooth injury, or the effects of certain medication, that cannot be corrected with teeth whitening. Depending on the root cause of dullness and discoloration, we may recommend the placement of porcelain veneers to restore vibrancy to the smile.

Your Burke, VA dentist can help you feel great about your smile. To learn more about porcelain veneers, call Burke Parkway Dental at 703-459-9495.


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