Porcelain veneers can be right for just about any cosmetic dentistry patient. If you want to improve certain cosmetic shortcomings of your smile, porcelain veneers provide an effective, fast and painless way to create the smile you imagine yourself having.

For patients in Burke and Fairfax, Virginia, questions about porcelain veneers can be answered by cosmetic dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban, who can help you decide whether veneers are right for you.

Dissatisfied with Your Smile?

If you are dissatisfied with your smile, you may be an ideal porcelain veneers candidate. Porcelain veneers can be adapted to several different areas of dissatisfaction, offering a versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment.

You may be a porcelain veneers candidate if:

  • Your teeth are stained or yellow
  • You have crooked or misshapen teeth
  • Some of your teeth are too small
  • Your teeth have uneven lengths
  • Your teeth have worn edges
  • You want to close gaps between your teeth

The best way to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you is to visit Dr. Marzban.

Good Oral Health

Porcelain veneers can treat cosmetic problems, but they require that you be in good oral health to receive them. Although veneers can be very durable, they can fail if the underlying tooth fails. Veneers can also fail if your bite subjects them to excessive force. To ensure you get the best results from your porcelain veneers, Dr. Marzban will perform a comprehensive oral exam before placing veneers.

Dr. Marzban will check to ensure:

  • Teeth receiving veneers are free from decay or structural weakness
  • Gum tissue around teeth is healthy and not receding
  • You have a balanced bite and are not a bruxer

In some cases, Dr. Marzban may recommend alternatives to porcelain veneers. If you have underlying tooth decay, then Dr. Marzban may recommend porcelain crowns instead. For teeth with gum disease, Dr. Marzban may recommend gum disease treatment before placement of veneers. If  your teeth show signs of wear and damage related to TMJ, then Dr. Marzban may recommend TMJ treatment before placing veneers.

Commitment to Care

It is not difficult to care for porcelain veneers. But we recommend that you make a commitment to care for them if you want to enjoy their results for as long as possible. Basically, this means caring for them as you should care for natural teeth. Make sure to brush at least twice a day. Floss every day. Especially make sure to floss between your veneered teeth because decay that develops behind or under the veneer can jeopardize the veneer.

We will make recommendations about which toothpastes are best for your veneers. Please follow these recommendations. If we give you a night guard or other protective equipment for your veneers, then we ask that you use it regularly.

If you have questions about maintaining your veneers, please call and ask. We are always happy to talk to our patients and ensure you are getting the best results from your porcelain veneers.

Long-Term Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment

Candidates for porcelain veneers are looking for smile improvements that last. Although porcelain veneers typically have to be replaced at some point, most people enjoy many years of porcelain veneer durability before aging of the material requires replacement.

Porcelain veneers candidates are seeking a durable cosmetic dentistry treatment. Porcelain veneers feature:

  • Strong, crack-resistant material
  • Strong chemical bond with natural tooth
  • Stain-resistant material

An Austrian study from researchers at the Innsbruck Medical University found that about 83% of porcelain veneers lasted for 20 years before they needed to be replaced. The same study showed a 95% survival rate at five years, and 93% survival at 10 years.

Dr. Marzban has extensive experience with porcelain veneers, a popular treatment at our office. Dr. Marzban and our entire dentistry team want you to enjoy the best aesthetics from your smile, as well as outstanding oral health and function.

If you live in or near Fairfax, Virginia, and want to find out if porcelain veneers are right for you, please call 703-349-4277 or email Pamela Marzban, DDS, to schedule a consultation. Dr. Marzban also serves the areas of Burke and Fairfax Station.