Springfield Smiles Family Dental

Soumyata Heggade, DDS

General Dentist located in Springfield, VA

Dental veneers are a great dental treatment to cover a variety of imperfections like uneven teeth or deep discoloration. At Springfield Smiles Family Dental in Springfield, Virginia, Dr. Soumyata Heggade fits you with custom veneers to give you a beautiful smile. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out if veneers are right for you.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. The porcelain is tinted to match your neighboring teeth for a natural appearance and is also stain resistant and strong.

What dental imperfections do veneers correct?

Dr. Heggade uses dental veneers to correct a variety of dental imperfections, including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Unevenly shaped teeth
  • Gaps
  • Deep staining and discoloration

What happens during veneer treatment?

Dr. Heggade typically installs veneers in two visits. During the first appointment, she examines your teeth to determine if veneers are the right treatment to correct your smile and if your teeth are healthy enough for the treatment.

Dr. Heggade then cleans your teeth and prepares them for the veneers by removing a thin layer of your tooth enamel — this ensures that your veneers rest flush against your teeth for a smooth, natural appearance.

Dr. Heggade makes impressions of your teeth, which are used to make your permanent veneer and ensure it fits your teeth precisely. She then fits you with a temporary veneer to protect your teeth while your custom veneers are manufactured.

At your next visit, Dr. Heggade removes your temporary veneer and fits your custom veneers to your teeth. She checks your bite and makes sure that the veneers rest against your teeth correctly before permanently bonding them to your teeth.

Once the veneers are firmly attached, she buffs the veneers until they shine like natural teeth.

How should I take care of my veneers?

You take care of your veneers just like your natural teeth — brush for two minutes at least twice a day and floss daily. You should also have dental checkups and professional cleanings twice a year.

Veneers are strong, stain resistant, and not at risk of decay, but you still need to have your teeth and gums examined by a trusted dentist like Dr. Heggade.

With proper care, your veneers should last for up to 20 years. If a veneer becomes loose or damaged, make an appointment with Dr. Heggade.

If you’re interested in correcting your smile with dental veneers, call or make an appointment online today.

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