Learn All the Ways Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Learn All the Ways Veneers Can Enhance Your Smile

Veneers are an easy, low-cost way to fix a number of tooth imperfections while enhancing your smile and your oral health, boosting your self-esteem in the process.

At Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, located in Leesburg, Virginia, Dr. Haidy Messih offers the latest in cosmetic dentistry services, including the placement of dental veneers to help you achieve your ideal smile. Here’s what you need to know about what veneers can do for you.

How do dental veneers work?

Dental veneers are also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates. They’re durable, custom-made shells that we bond to the front tooth surface to change its attributes, such as size, shape, length, or color. Veneers don’t improve your tooth health by themselves, but because they resist both acid and decay, they improve your oral hygiene while enhancing your smile. 

Veneers can be made either from porcelain or resin composite materials, but most dentists use porcelain for three reasons:

  1. Porcelain resists stains better than resin
  2. Porcelain is stronger than resin
  3. Porcelain looks more like your natural teeth because they mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth.

Veneers are great for those who want a long-term solution to cosmetic and oral health concerns, but who haven’t had success with other treatments, such as teeth whitening or braces. Most veneers last seven to 15 years, after which you’ll have to replace them.

How can veneers enhance my smile?

Dr. Messih may suggest veneers if your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, but you have any of a number of tooth problems, including those that are:

Veneers are generally considered an aesthetic procedure, but, actually, they benefit your oral health as well. Benefits include:

Overall benefits of dental veneers

Veneers are certainly a quick and natural-looking option, but their benefits go well beyond that to include:

And since they cover up the visible wear-and-tear you’ve built up over a lifetime, veneers give you back your radiant smile and self-confidence.

If you’ve got any number of tooth imperfections that make you unhappy with your smile, dental veneers may be just the thing to spruce it up. Give Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry a call at 703-659-2805 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Messih, or schedule online with us today.

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