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Porcelain Veneers Specialist

Farhoumand Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA

Cracks, chips, and gaps can seriously detract from the appearance of your teeth, but porcelain veneers can provide a natural looking solution. Dr. Foad Farhoumand and Dr. Farah Farhoumand at Farhoumand Dentistry offer patients in Vienna, Virginia and the surrounding areas custom veneers that can bring about a beautiful smile. Patients can count on Farhoumand Dentistry for a stunning smile. Dr. Foad and Dr. Farah collaborate with the best labs in the country for dental veneers, and patients love the results. Both Dr. Foad and Dr. Farah have trained at The Rosenthal Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry by the renowned Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Go online or call for an appointment today.

Porcelain Veneers Q & A

What are porcelain veneers?

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that cover defects in your teeth. Porcelain veneers are individually made using an impression of your mouth, which ensures a perfect fit and natural appearance.

Your dentist places the veneers directly over your teeth, adhering them securely with a powerful bonding agent. Veneers work just as if they were a natural part of your teeth. You can eat, brush, speak, and live with veneers.

When do you need porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a good solution for many different issues, including:

  • Discoloration that whitening doesn't help with
  • Cracks
  • Chips
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Irregularly sized or shaped teeth
  • Slightly misaligned teeth

What is the process for porcelain veneers?

You'll usually need to visit Farhoumand Dentistry 2-3 times to get a traditional porcelain veneer. First, your dentist will make an impression of the tooth that needs the veneer.

Then they will prepare the tooth. Preparing the tooth for a traditional veneer requires removing a small amount of tooth enamel. That ensures the porcelain veneer won't sit higher than your other teeth. Then your dentist will put on a temporary veneer to protect your tooth until the custom veneer is ready, which is usually in 1-2 weeks.

When your permanent veneer is ready, your dentist will apply a bonding agent and then affix the veneer into place. After that, you can usually eat and brush as usual.


How do you care for veneers?

Veneers require very little special care. Keep up your regular dental routine, including professional cleanings and checkups, to maintain your veneers.

When flossing, use extra caution to avoid accidentally tugging the veneer free from the tooth. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the porcelain surface of the veneer.

If you need to conceal a tooth problem, veneers might be the answer. Go online or call for an appointment today.