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Your smile conveys happiness and confidence, and it can also affect how you look and feel about yourself.  We want to tell you about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry and how we can help you smile your best.

With advances in dentistry, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped or misshapen teeth.  For years, we have helped countless individuals improve their appearances with veneers.  Veneers are custom-made, durable shells specially prepared to make your teeth look natural.  They are affixed directly to the tooth, often without the need for an anesthetic.  Veneering is a simple procedure requiring just a few appointments.

There are two types of veneers, ceramic veneers (sometimes called laminates) and composite resin veneers.  Here’s a quick definition below:

·        Ceramic veneers are extremely thin shells made of a strong and durable dental ceramic.  The dentist removes a small amount of enamel from the front and sides of the tooth.  This makes room for the veneer and prevents the restored tooth from feeling or looking bulky or unnatural.  Impressions are taken and sent to a dental lab that makes the ceramic veneers to fit your individual teeth.  After completion, the final veneers are bonded to teeth. 


·        Composite veneers generally are done in one appointment.  After the tooth is prepared and reshaped, the dentist carefully bonds and sculpts the composite material in a color that matches your other teeth.  A special light is used to harden the composite.  The veneer is smoothed and polished to look like a natural tooth.

I’ll help you decide which material is best for you, based on durability, stain resistance, color and natural look for your smile.

If you or your family and friends would like to learn more about how veneers can make a difference in your life, please call us to set up an appointment at (703) 293-6300.  We’d be happy to discuss the options most suitable for you.  Thank you for choosing us as your dental care provider—we appreciate you!








 Dr. Yi