WHAT ARE VENEERS?
One fast method to make over your smile and enhance the appearance of stained or crooked teeth is with dental veneers at Chang & Rothkopf Dental. Veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that can be bonded to the front of the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Offering customized veneers and minimal prep, our skilled dentists offer this innovative treatment to improve the color, size, length, or shape of the teeth. Schedule an appointment at our Washington, D.C. office to find out more information about veneers and decide if they are right for your needs.
Benefits Of Dental Veneers
Dental veneers at Chang & Rothkopf Dental offer an easy, effective way to create a beautiful new smile with benefits like:
- Addressing multiple dental problems
- Dramatically improving the appearance of your smile
- Application is comfortable, quick, and easy
- Results are natural-looking and long-lasting
- Dental veneers are durable and stain-resistant
- Easy to care for and maintain
Dental Veneers Reviews
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"Dr. Rothkopf is a consummate professional. He’s not only a highly skilled dentist, but a warm and gracious individual as well. It’s no wonder his outstanding staff have worked with him for so many years."- J.Z. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
Candidates FOR VENEERS
Veneers can be used to cover stains and chips in your enamel, improve misaligned or worn down teeth, and fix teeth that are abnormally spaced or shaped. At Chang & Rothkopf Dental, your veneers will be custom-made to fit comfortably over your teeth for an appealing and natural look. During your consultation, one of our dentists will listen to your goals and expectations so we can customize your procedure. We will also determine if you are a good candidate for veneers after assessing the overall health of your mouth. It's important to have any issues, like periodontal disease or cavities, taken care of before veneers are placed.
How Do Dental Veneers Work?
Porcelain dental veneers are custom made to fit perfectly over the visible surface of your natural teeth using advanced technology. To allow for the most appropriate fit, bite, and other needs, a small amount of tooth material may need to be removed. Once the teeth have been prepared and an impression has been taken, the veneers will be created in a dental restoration lab. Temporary veneers will be placed in the meantime, with permanent veneers taking about 2-4 weeks to create. When you return, your temporary veneers will be removed, and your porcelain veneers will be permanently bonded to your teeth. Small adjustments will be made to ensure a beautiful, functional smile and appropriate bite alignment.
What to Expect After Getting Dental Veneers
After your dental veneers are placed, you'll be able to return to your normal routine since there is no downtime or recovery period. It is common for some people to experience mild sensitivity to hot and cold as their teeth adjust. This is typically short-lived and usually resolves in a few days to a week. If necessary, over-the-counter pain relievers can help make you more comfortable.
Taking care of your new veneers is simple and easy — you just continue your normal oral hygiene regimen with daily brushing and flossing alongside regular checkups at Chang & Rothkopf Dental. You should avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, your nails, and certain types of candies to avoid damaging your veneers. Although dental veneers are more stain-resistant than natural teeth, you should still limit your intake of dark-colored liquids like tea and coffee and other foods that can stain to keep your veneers beautifully bright. Depending on the type of veneers you choose, dental veneers can last up to eight years for composite veneers and up to 15 years for porcelain veneers.
Dental Veneers FAQ
What dental problems can dental veneers fix?
Dental veneers are a great way to address a wide variety of dental issues, including teeth that are chipped, cracked, uneven, stained or discolored, worn down, gapped, or misshapen.
Is getting dental veneers painful?
No, it typically isn't for most patients. To apply dental veneers, only a very small amount of surface enamel is removed from the teeth, which most don't find uncomfortable. It is normal to experience mild tooth sensitivity after the procedure, but it is typically mild and usually fades after a few days.
Are dental veneers bad for your teeth?
No, they aren't when properly applied by experienced doctors like Dr. Chang and his team. When dental veneers are improperly applied, it can increase the risk of tooth decay or cause rough edges and chipping.
How long do dental veneers last?
Even though dental veneers aren't technically considered a permanent procedure, many patients can expect their dental veneers to last up to 15 – 30 years with regular brushing and flossing paired with regular checkups at Chang & Rothkopf Dental.
How much do dental veneers cost?
The overall price of dental veneers can differ from patient to patient depending on a number of factors. To receive an accurate estimate of the total cost, schedule a consultation today and meet with a member of our team.
Can you go back to your natural teeth after having veneers?
It is not possible to return to your natural teeth after undergoing a dental veneers procedure. However, if you are unhappy with the appearance of your veneers, there are adjustments that can be made to restore your confidence in your smile.
Get the confidence of a gorgeous smile with custom dental veneers at Chang & Rothkopf Dental in Washington, D.C. With a variety of treatment options to satisfy your goals, our team will help you quickly improve the look of your smile with dental veneers. To get more information, schedule an appointment with one of our talented dentists.
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