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Veneers – Falls Church, VA

Comprehensively Transform Your Self-Confidence

Woman with flawless smile

All too often, patients come to Purple Plum Dentistry feeling overwhelmed by the number of flaws and imperfections that their smile is facing. Thankfully, porcelain veneers are an excellent method for redesigning several teeth at once in just a couple of short appointments!

Dr. Kiani would love to introduce you to the dazzling, lasting benefits of this cosmetic service, so please don’t hesitate to contact our Falls Church, VA dental office location to schedule a consultation.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Animation of porcelain veneer placement

Porcelain veneers are crafted from materials that are similar to a metal-free crown, but the overall structure is very different. While crowns cover the entire shape of the natural tooth, veneers are designed to be extremely thin. They are placed over just the visible surfaces of your smile and secured in place as a subtle, attractive shell that blends right in. All at once, years of stains, chips, cracks, gaps, misalignments, and other flaws are hidden from view behind a brand-new smile! We can even use them to alter the shape or size of certain teeth.

What are the Benefits of Choosing Porcelain Veneers?

Closeup of flawless smile

  • Porcelain veneers are crafted from durable materials, which means that they’ll function very well in everyday life and can be used to chew favorite foods without worry.
  • Veneers are resistant against gradual staining – even more so than natural tooth enamel!
  • In most cases, improving your smile’s appearance with porcelain veneers will only require two appointments.
  • With proper care and oral hygiene at home, veneers should last for 10-15 years or even longer.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Closeup of patient with porcelain veneers in Falls Church

No matter what you don’t like about your smile, porcelain veneers in Falls Church can comprehensively transform your self-confidence. The best way to learn more about this popular cosmetic treatment is to visit us for a consultation. In the meantime, we’ve gathered a few common questions about porcelain veneers below so you can feel more informed!

Can Anyone Get Porcelain Veneers?

While veneers were once only for celebrities and smiles meant for the silver screen, now almost anyone can get a red carpet-ready smile! However, you may need to complete a few preliminary treatments to be considered a good candidate. During your consultation, we’ll carefully inspect your mouth for signs of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. These oral health conditions need to be addressed before you can get veneers. Once your smile is healthy, we can work on improving its appearance.

How Many Porcelain Veneers Do I Need?

Each porcelain veneer is custom-made, so you can transform the appearance of as many teeth as you need to get the smile you’ve always wanted. While this means you could get a single veneer to cover one tooth, we typically recommend getting veneers in pairs. Getting veneers for your front two, four, six, or eight teeth often provides the most seamless results. If you’d like to get a better idea of what your porcelain veneers will look like, we’d be more than happy to show you our smile gallery of before-and-after pictures of patients we’ve helped achieve dazzling smiles.

Does It Hurt to Get Porcelain Veneers?

In most cases, your teeth will need to be prepared before your veneers can be placed. This includes removing a thin layer of enamel to ensure the veneers don’t look bulky once in place. While this may sound daunting at first, you have nothing to fear when this step is performed by an experienced Falls Church cosmetic dentist like Dr. Kianimanesh, Dr. Majd, or Dr. Khamooshi. Even though only a layer about as thick as a contact lens is being removed, they’ll typically numb the area to ensure you are completely comfortable the entire time. It’s normal to experience a little tooth sensitivity for a few days afterwards, but it should be mild and fade very quickly.

How Are Porcelain Veneers Cared for?

On average, porcelain veneers last about 10 years, but they can easily last for 20 years or more with the proper care! Thankfully, caring for veneers is a very easy task. You can keep your new smile sparkling and strong by:

  • Brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day.
  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
  • Using high-quality waxed floss and non-alcoholic mouthwashes.
  • Quitting bad habits like chewing on hard objects, smoking, and grinding your teeth.
  • Getting routine dental checkups and cleanings twice a year.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers?

Unfortunately, dental insurance doesn’t usually cover the cost of cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers. However, we don’t want that to keep you from getting the beautiful smile you deserve! That’s why we offer low- to no-interest financing options through CareCredit. This third-party company offers a variety of plans that can break up the cost of your treatment into smaller payments that easily fit into your monthly budget.

You don’t have to live with dental imperfections if you don’t want to! Give us a call today to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.