Tysons Elite Dental: Bahar Bahrami, DDS
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Vienna, VA
Don’t let chips, cracks, or gaps detract from your smile. Consider porcelain veneers to address these cosmetic concerns at Tysons Elite Dental in Vienna, Virginia. There, Bahar Bahrami, DDS, provides patients with thin veneer layerings that help achieve gleaming, white smiles. When bonded onto your natural teeth, durable veneers look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. To learn more about the process, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that help conceal certain smile flaws. With a set of veneers, you can hide cosmetic concerns and flaunt a vastly improved smile.
You should consider veneers if you have:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Gaps in your smile
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Crooked teeth
In many cases, opting for veneers can serve as a full mouth rehabilitation, simultaneously improving your appearance and oral health.
What is the process of getting veneers?
First, Dr. Bahrami and the team take detailed digital scans of your teeth using the innovative iTero® intraoral scanner.
Dr. Bahrami may also file down your teeth slightly, reducing them in size using special dental tools, giving your veneers enough room to fit. The digital scans are used to custom make your new veneers.
Dr. Bahrami provides an outside dental lab with your veneer's specifications, including the exact sizing and shading needed to match your natural teeth. Your veneers will look exactly like healthy, natural teeth. It typically takes one to two weeks to finish a new set of veneers.
You’ll then return for a follow-up visit for your permanent veneer fitting. Dr. Bahrami uses a special dental adhesive to bond your veneers to your natural teeth, all in a simple procedure that doesn’t take long and doesn’t require an anesthetic.
What are the benefits of veneers?
The boost in self-confidence you’ll experience with a new set of veneers can be life-changing. They completely change your appearance, and best of all, the process involves no forms of oral surgery or other invasive procedures.
Beyond the cosmetic benefits, veneers can help restore your oral health. Chips, cracks, and gaps often affect essential functions like chewing, speech, and digestion. Veneers restore these functions and improve your overall quality of life.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers generally last 5-15 years, but the lifespan of a new set largely depends on you. Make sure to treat them just like your natural teeth. Continue brushing and flossing regularly, and maintain your regularly scheduled checkups to monitor your veneers.
If you’d like to see if veneers are right for you, book a consultation with Dr. Bahrami by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today.