Centreville Dental Design
Jae M. Chong, DMD
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Centreville, VA
Do you wish you had a perfectly symmetrical, white smile? If so, Jae Chong, DMD, and the dental staff at Centreville Dental Design can help restore your confidence by providing porcelain veneers. These help alter your smile by changing the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth. If you live in or near Centreville, Virginia, and want to learn more about porcelain veneers, call the office or schedule your appointment online.
Veneers Q & A
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are custom-designed thin, ceramic shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They’re designed to enhance your teeth’s appearance by changing their color, shape, or length. Dr. Chong uses porcelain for the veneers because it’s stain-resistant and provides the most natural-looking results.
What are the main reasons for getting porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers help fix a variety of cosmetic issues, including:
- Gaps between your teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Permanently discolored teeth
- Misaligned or uneven teeth
- Gaps in between your teeth
- Worn-down teeth
Dr. Chong and his dental staff offer the highest quality porcelain veneers so you can walk away with a million-dollar smile. It’s important to note that once Dr. Chong places the veneers on the surface of your teeth, they are permanent and non-reversible.
What’s the process of getting a porcelain veneer like?
The first step involved in getting a porcelain veneer is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chong to determine if veneers are the right treatment for you. If you’re a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Chong uses an anesthetic to numb the area around the treatment site.
Dr. Chong then shaves off a tiny amount of enamel from your tooth's surface to make room for the veneer. Next, the dental staff takes impressions of your tooth and sends them to a high-tech dental laboratory to construct your veneer. Dr. Chong provides you with a temporary veneer while you wait for your permanent one.
During your next appointment, Dr. Chong removes your temporary veneer and cleans your tooth. He finishes by applying a special cement to the surface of your tooth and bonds it to your permanent veneer.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
By caring for your new veneers the same way you would your natural teeth, they can last between 10-15 years. Dr. Chong recommends you maintain optimal oral hygiene practices, including brushing and flossing every day. It’s also important to avoid chewing on hard items or biting your nails because this could cause your veneer to crack.
Porcelain veneers can provide you with the Hollywood smile you’ve always wanted. Contact Dr. Chong and his dental staff at Centreville Dental Design or book your appointment online today.