Misshapen, cracked, or stained teeth can cause you to feel less than your best. Expert dentist Alka Mahajan, DMD, at Progressive Dental Care offers porcelain veneers as a way to make your smile look and function better. Located in Fairfax, Virginia, the experienced team at Progressive Dental Care can help you look and feel your best with custom veneers. Call or schedule a consultation online.
Veneers Q & A
Why should I consider veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-made to fit your individual teeth to ensure flawless results. Dr. Mahajan at Progressive Dental Care bonds the veneers to your current teeth. Veneers cover up imperfections such as cracks, gaps, stains, or misshapen teeth. They can also restore frail teeth.
Veneers can be made from composite resin or porcelain. Porcelain is the most stain-resistant material out of the two materials. Porcelain also tends to look more like your natural enamel.
Dr. Mahajan recommends Componeer® direct composite veneers due to their natural appearance and affordability. During your consultation, she discusses all your options and helps you pick the best kind of veneers for your unique situation.
What's the procedure for getting dental veneers?
The process begins with a consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best type of veneers for your needs, after which you return for a follow-up appointment. Here, Dr. Mahajan readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. Once your teeth are prepped, she takes a mold of your teeth and sends it to the lab, where technicians will make your custom veneers.
When your veneers are ready, you come back to have the veneers fitted to each tooth. Your teeth are cleaned and etched to prepare them for the bonding process. Dr. Mahajan then applies a unique adhesive and light source which makes the cement bond securely to the porcelain. In no time your veneers are permanently in place, and you have a new and improved smile!
What are the advantages of dental veneers?
Veneers improve crooked, broken, or misshapen teeth while maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth. They offer these benefits, too:
- Stain resistance
- Well-tolerated by your gums
- Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
- Aesthetically pleasing with minimal dental work
- Strengthen teeth
- Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns
Book a consultation online or call Progressive Dental Care today to see how easy it can be to improve your smile with custom veneers.