Northern Virginia cosmetic dentist Dr. Quynh-Chi Nguyen places porcelain veneers to address both dental problems and cosmetic concerns. Dr. Nguyen will perform a thorough examination and discuss your cosmetic and dental health goals before recommending treatment. She takes a comprehensive approach to all facets of dentistry to ensure results that are comfortable, lasting and esthetically pleasing.

Porcelain veneers can give you the smile you have always wanted and offer several benefits when compared to similar dental treatments such as tooth bonding. Made of a thin, translucent ceramic material, porcelain veneers are permanent, durable and stain resistant.

About Dental Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Chantilly VAPorcelain veneers are thin translucent shells applied directly to the surface of the teeth. They mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel and structure unlike any other material. The result, when done by an expert cosmetic dentist, is a beautiful, natural looking smile.

Veneers are commonly used to:

  • Fix gaps between teeth
  • Repair chipped or broken teeth
  • Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
  • Change the shape or length of teeth
  • Cover stained or discolored teeth

Porcelain Veneer Procedure

Porcelain veneers generally take 2 – 3 visits to complete. After a comprehensive evaluation and consultation, Dr. Nguyen will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from each tooth. An impression will be taken and you will be fitted with temporary veneers while your final restorations are being created.

In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth. After Dr. Nguyen checks the fit and color and both you and the dentist are satisfied, a special bonding cement will be used to secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, number of porcelain veneers placed and specific condition of the patient. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We offer convenient payment options including interest free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.

How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last a lifetime. This longevity can be achieved with proper care and maintenance. That includes a proper at home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.

Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.