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Dental Veneers: From Hollywood To Your Smile

  • April 11, 2017

Dental Veneers: From Hollywood To Your Smile

Stains, chips, and cracks in your teeth can be embarrassing. Why wants to smile when your teeth look like that? To make things worse, such damage is probably getting a tiny bit worse each time you use your teeth to chew. That hairline crack will likely turn into something big and problematic if given enough time.

Call our Fairfax, VA dental office today at 703-552-2530 and schedule an appointment for dental veneers. They mix cosmetic dentistry with restorative dentistry to both restore and beautify your smile. Dr. Ki has been using dental veneers for many years, giving her the practical experience needed to place veneers just right on your teeth.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are ultra-thin shells made to look and feel like healthy enamel.. Every veneer is colored to look bright and healthy, and it’s shaped to fit one of your teeth in particular. Dr. Ki will bond your dental veneers to the front of your visible teeth. Since these are the ones you show when you smile, veneers give you a “brand-new” smile.

Veneers are also fast. Once they are made and placed on your teeth, they instantly transform your smile. There’s no waiting week or even months with this treatment.

Hollywood’s Bad Smile Fix

Where do veneers come from? They were invented by Hollywood in the early days of movies. Back then, dentistry was not nearly as advanced as it is today. Many actors has bad smiles. When they smiled for the camera, everyone could see their stained and damaged teeth.

Since actors wore makeup on their face to look better, someone created an acrylic to act as makeup for the teeth. These covered damage and stains, but they had trouble sticking to teeth. These primitive dental veneers were not practical for everyday people because they wouldn’t stay put.

Many years later, dentists began experimenting with new ways to bond veneers to teeth. Painters know to scuff up a wall to help paint stick, so eventually this was used to help veneers stick for years. Acrylic gave way to new forms of porcelain that looks more natural in your smile.

How Veneers Improve Your Smile

Here are three ways dental veneers do a great job at improving your smile. These are not exclusive, so you can enjoy all three at the same time!

Seal damaged areas so they stop getting worse.

Although your enamel is very durable, accidents happen. Between sports injuries and bad falls, you can chip or crack your enamel. Not only does this look painful, it grows worse over time. If you don’t do anything about that crack, you could let harmful bacteria infect your tooth or have it break open.

Call our Fairfax, VA dental office today for dental veneers. Because they are bonded to the front of your teeth — where you often damage enamel — it seals the damaged areas and prevents them from growing bigger.

Hide stains left on your teeth by coffee, tobacco, and age.

Just about any dark foods or drinks that you enjoy (such as coffee, tea, wine, tomato sauce, and curry) will slowly stain your teeth. You won’t notice a change at first, but by now, your formerly white teeth can look dark, dingy, and even yellowish.

That’s why you need to call Dr. Ki today and schedule an appointment for dental veneers. By covering the visible side of your teeth, dental veneers will hide all such stains. They can even cover up deep, intrinsic stains that teeth whitening cannot help with.

Cover small gaps between teeth.

Even if you had braces as a child, your teeth might have moved a bit over time. It’s not uncommon for adults to have minor gaps between their teeth. You could get Invisalign or Fastbraces to close up those gaps, but those take time.

Instead, you can get dental veneers as “instant orthodontics.” Dr. Ki is experienced enough to make your veneers a little bigger in spots. When you get the veneers bonded to your teeth, these spots can cover up those small gaps. Your smile look healthy and aligned.

Call us TODAY at 703-552-2530 and make an appointment with Dr. Laura Ki. You can also request an appointment online. Dental veneers came from Hollywood, but now they’re available for all adults. That’s because everyone deserves a healthy-looking smile.

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