Dental Veneers 2018-03-23T23:04:03+00:00

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are custom porcelain covers for your teeth

Dental veneers are custom porcelain covers for your teeth. Veneers are a long term solution to changing the color of your teeth, to close spaces, straighten teeth and to restore broken, chipped or fractured teeth. Veneers are natural looking and strong.

A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that fits over a damaged, discolored, or misshaped teeth. This procedure has several advantages over other tooth restoration procedures. Porcelain is an extremely durable material with a color, translucence and texture that is similar to tooth enamel. It is not susceptible to decay and resists staining while maintaining a natural appearance.

Our patients often ask, ‘Can veneers fix crooked teeth?’ And the answer is yes, as dental veneers can effectively close diastemas (gaps between teeth), lengthen and reshape teeth, repair chipped, broken, or misshapen teeth, as well as cover stains and discolorations.

“Before treating my chipped and stained teeth I was embarrased of smiling. Now, with veneers from Dr. Lu I love smiling every day. Thank you, Dr. Lu!.”

– Susan, Kingstowne, VA

See how dental veneers can help to transform your smile:

Safe & Effective, A Worthwhile Elective

If you’re interested in having your smile brightened, we recommend that you first talk with us regarding your specific goals so that we can evaluate how teeth whitening might impact your particular situation. Some people are simply better candidates than others for a successful whitening treatment. For example, if your teeth are darkened to a yellow, brown or orange tinge due to age, coffee, tea or smoking, chances are very good that teeth whitening will bring satisfactory results. However, if your teeth are a dark gray tone from fluorosis, smoking or tetracycline use, whitening results may be a bit less dramatic; plus, whitening does not lighten artificial materials such as resins, silicants or porcelains. Finally, teeth with periodontal disease or worn enamel typically do not respond well to whitening. And in any case, after whitening, your new, brighter smile will be preserved the longest if you’re willing to forgo such habits as smoking, drinking coffee and drinking tea.

If you’re at all interested in improving your smile with Zoom!® Professional teeth whitening, be sure to make your appointment with our office by calling 703.955.3960, or by using our contact page. Please let the receptionist know that you are interested in professional teeth whitening treatment.