Porcelain veneers are among the most versatile, comprehensive and transformative cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. While veneers are used to effectively treat an array of aesthetic flaws in your smile, the only way to truly determine if they are the ideal solution for your situation is to meet personally with our experienced prosthetic and cosmetic specialist, Dr. Gerald Marlin.
To schedule your veneers consultation, call 202-244-2101 today. Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. helps men and women throughout the country, including Washington D.C., Bethesda, Arlington, and neighboring communities throughout Maryland and Virginia.
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are thin, customized, ceramic shells that are fixed to your tooth’s front surface to conceal a variety of aesthetic issues. Veneers can be uniquely tailored to match the color of your adjacent teeth and simulate the natural translucence of tooth enamel, providing results that are attractive, natural-looking and seamlessly blended with your smile.
Porcelain veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are:
- Severely worn
- Chipped or cracked
If you are self-conscious about your smile because of any of the conditions listed above, dental veneers can improve your appearance and help you smile with confidence.
Benefits of Custom Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are used to correct an array of aesthetic issues, from minor flaws that affect a single tooth to more complex issues that involve multiple teeth. If you suffer from a cosmetic dental imperfection, porcelain veneers can:
- Perfect a smile within just a few weeks
- Provide results that are beautiful and natural-looking, with a lifelike luster
- Resist scratching and breaking
- Last for many years
- Be customized to the whiteness you want
- Be a possible alternative to braces
- Conceal multiple tooth problems at once
Additionally, porcelain veneers are remarkably stain-resistant. With proper care, you can enjoy your beautiful new smile for decades to come.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are designed to be effective and appropriate for the vast majority of patients. During your initial consultation, Dr. Marlin will conduct a thorough evaluation to ensure that veneers are right for you or find an appropriate alternative if they aren’t. Generally speaking, good veneer candidates:
- Have fully mature, developed teeth
- Have adequate tooth enamel for the procedure
- Are in good general and oral health
- Do not suffer from gum disease
- Have reasonable expectations for their results
- Do not grind or clench their teeth
- Are in good overall health with no active infections
If you suffer from gum disease or tooth decay, you aren’t necessarily ruled out as a candidate for veneers. However, Dr. Marlin will have to treat your condition and restore optimal oral health prior to your procedure.
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Schedule Your Porcelain Veneers Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and your candidacy for the procedure, contact Prosthetic Dentistry of Washington D.C. today at 202-244-2101 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marlin. We welcome patients from Washington D.C., Bethesda, Arlington, and other areas throughout the country.
Because of our well-situated uptown location and our high efficiency treatment regimen resulting from working directly with our own in-house technician, many downtown-area patients come to us at the beginning or end of their busy workday in addition to the many patients who come to us from all around the world.