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Veneers Specialist

First Family Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Arlington, VA

If your teeth are discolored or have minor imperfections, dental veneers provide the perfect cover-up. First Family Dental provides dental veneers as part of its cosmetic dentistry options, helping patients in Arlington, Virginia, achieve the smiles of their dreams. To learn more about the many benefits of dental veneers, call or request a consultation using the online booking tool.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers, which are also called laminates, are thin, wafer-like porcelain shells. Veneers fit over the fronts of your teeth, usually in your “smile zone,” to give you a row of beautifully white and even teeth. First Family Dental offers veneers as well as Lumineers®, a leading brand of ultra-thin dental veneers.

What can dental veneers correct?

As cosmetic dentistry options go, dental veneers are some of the most versatile. Dental veneers are a great choice for addressing:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Minor chips and cracks
  • Teeth that are unevenly worn
  • Teeth that appear too short
  • Gapped teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Rough tooth surfaces 

As you can see by this list, First Family Dental turns to dental veneers for any number of imperfections, helping you to achieve the perfect smile.

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

If you choose veneers to improve your smile, your dentist:

  • Removes some enamel to prepare your teeth for the veneers
  • Takes an impression of your teeth
  • Sends the impression off to a lab 

When your veneers are ready, you return to First Family Dental so that the dentist can bond your veneers into place. Once in place, your dentist makes any tweaks necessary to ensure that your veneers fit in seamlessly with your existing teeth.

If you choose ultra-thin Lumineers, your dentist needs to do very little to prepare your teeth (remove enamel), unlike other veneers.

How long do veneers last?

The answer to this question typically depends upon the care you provide your new veneers. To prolong the life of your stain-resistant veneers, you should:

  • Clean your veneers daily
  • Steer clear of habits that may damage your veneers, such as biting your nails
  • Keep up with your regular dental care and cleaning

If you provide your veneers with great care, they can last up to 20 years. Should you damage your veneers, or should the veneers need updating, you simply return to First Family Dental.

If you’d like to transform your smile with dental veneers, call First Family Dental or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.