General & Cosmetic Dentist in Washington D.C.
Porcelain Veneers (Cosmetic Dental Veneers)
Your smile is the first thing everyone notices about you. When it dazzles, you seem more friendly and confident. You can’t send the same message if you smile with your mouth closed or cover your mouth with your hand. Fortunately, Dr. Singer can easily and dramatically change the appearance of your smile with porcelain veneers.
Enhancing Smiles with Porcelain Veneers
A porcelain veneer is a thin, porcelain covering that is laminated to the surface of your teeth with a special adhesive. Since veneers are extremely strong and long lasting, Dr. Singer may recommend them to:
- Cover up severely discolored or bleach-resistant stained teeth
- Repair a broken or chipped tooth
- Change the shape or size of your teeth
While there are alternatives, such as composite resin bonding or cosmetic crowns, Dr. Singer often recommends veneers because they are stronger, brighter, and more stain-resistant than other treatments. Best of all, Dr. Singer creates veneers so natural looking and beautiful that they are unlike any you’ll find elsewhere.
What Makes Our Veneers Different
When we create a veneer, Dr. Singer first takes color shades of your teeth and sends this information to our lab. Through this process, our veneers have up to 32 gradations of color, matched to the natural white of your teeth.
Our veneers are created using Zirconia, an extremely strong and durable material that resists cracks and fractures. Then, up to 42 layers of porcelain from Noritake, Japan are applied over the Zirconia. Dr. Singer uses this type of porcelain because it’s the finest in the world and its consistency matches that of your natural tooth enamel.
Our award-winning ceramicist, who has studied ceramics from masters in Japan, is extremely skilled at creating this effect. Few artisans have his understanding of the color, hue, and translucency of natural teeth.
Finally, our veneers are fired in state-of-the-art ceramic ovens at 1800 degrees F. The accuracy of this temperature is extremely important to creating beautiful, natural-looking veneers.
How Dr. Singer Applies Veneers
When you need a veneer, Dr. Singer will take an impression of the tooth. He will then reduce tooth structure from the front of the tooth. Once the lab creates the veneer, Dr. Singer will inspect it to make sure that it looks beautiful and natural, and then apply the veneer with a special adhesive. When you practice good oral hygiene and schedule regular check-ups, you can expect your porcelain veneer to enhance the beauty of your smile for many years.
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