Porcelain Veneers in Washington, DC
Porcelain veneers replace the front portion of the tooth to cover stains or tooth damage including chips and cracks. Additionally, patients with misshapen teeth or gaps between their teeth can receive veneers to balance their smiles. We provide dental veneers made of porcelain ceramic as it reflects light and looks like natural teeth. These porcelain veneers are bonded to teeth and can brighten the tooth enamel by multiple shades. Based on their goals and budget, patients may receive one or more porcelain veneers.
Dr. Nishan Halim offers consultations for patients who are curious about what porcelain veneers in Washington, DC can do for their smiles. Dr. Halim is a dentist in Washington, DC who is dedicated to helping patients find the best possible solutions for their dental problems. He works with patients one-on-one to better understand their concerns and goals for treatment.
What To Expect
Before any cosmetic procedure, we do a full consultation with you. We want to learn about the goals for your smile, your budget, and examine your teeth. All of this information together helps us to decide whether porcelain veneers are the right dental restoration for you.
If porcelain veneers are the perfect fit, they’ll be done in two visits at our Washington DC dentist office. During the first, a small amount of tooth enamel is removed from the teeth that are getting the veneers. We want to make sure the veneers are comfortable and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Once this is done, we take a mold of your teeth to send to the fabrication lab. Porcelain veneers are all custom-made exactly to the specifications of your smile. A temporary restoration is added to your teeth while the permanent veneers are being created.
When they’re ready, we’ll bring you back into your office. We’ll make sure that they fit properly and make any small adjustments if they’re needed. The surface of your tooth is roughened to provide a quality surface for the veneers to adhere to. They’re then permanently bonded to your teeth when you’re satisfied with the results.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Learn the answers to common questions many patients may have about porcelain veneers:
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
There are several factors that go into the price of veneers, including the materials, the size and location of the tooth, and the patient’s cosmetic goals. Tooth bonding is also a more economical option for patients with minor concerns. Dr. Halim will review your options with you during a consultation.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
After several years, it is common to need some minor repair or maintenance. By maintaining a healthy diet, brushing and flossing regularly, and visiting Dr. Halim at least twice a year, your veneers will last for many years.
What are the pros and cons of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant. Compared to other cosmetic alternatives like Lumineers or dental bonding, veneers look and feel more like natural teeth. Some patients may be hesitant about porcelain veneers because they are long-lasting. Dr. Halim may suggest you try tooth bonding which requires little or no tooth preparation and is not as permanent as porcelain veneers.
Do porcelain veneers require invasive treatment?
Porcelain veneers do not require invasive procedures. A porcelain veneer only replaces the front-facing portion of your natural tooth. Dr. Halim will only need to remove a small portion of the tooth enamel to make space for the bonded veneer. Most patients can undergo the porcelain veneer procedure without experiencing any pain or discomfort. Dr. Halim uses anesthesia to ensure that his patients feel comfortable during treatment. He also offers sedation dentistry options for patient’s relaxation.
Can I whiten porcelain veneers?
No, porcelain veneers will not respond to whitening treatments and are already color-matched to teeth. If you want to whiten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment, consider it before veneers. Dr. Halim offers comfortable treatment to patients who want to whiten their natural tooth enamel in-office.
Request a Dental Exam Today
If you are interested in cosmetic dental treatment with porcelain veneers, call Dr. Halim today at 202.318.4113 or request a consultation with him online. He will be happy to explain the ins and outs of veneer treatment as well as what solution is best for your smile.