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Veneers Specialist

Gentle Touch Dental PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Falls Church, VA

If you’re interested in restoring the look or function of your teeth without invasive surgery or any downtime, consider veneers. Francisco Rodriguez, DMD, and the team at Gentle Touch Dental PC, located in Falls Church, Virginia, offers both veneers and Lumineers® to their patients. These extremely thin porcelain covers bond directly to the front of your existing teeth and can hide all manner of misshapenness, cracks, and stains. Permanently beautify your smile in just a few weeks by booking your appointment with Gentle Touch Dental PC by phone or online today.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are wafer-thin shells that the practice bonds to the front of your teeth. Veneers are attractive and natural-looking — they’re custom shaped and colored to match your teeth.

Veneers can serve a variety of purposes, including:

  • Strengthening weak teeth
  • Disguising cracks, stains, or gaps
  • Covering misshapen teeth

Veneers are permanent and don’t require major surgery or altering the structure of your mouth. 

In addition to veneers, Gentle Touch PC offers Lumineers®, which are like veneers, but thinner. The practice uses veneers made from a thicker porcelain material; their Lumineers are made from a thinner Cerinate® porcelain.

Are veneers right for me?

To find out if veneers are right for you, schedule a consultation with Gentle Touch PC. At your consultation, your team spends some time examining your smile, as well as discussing your treatment goals with you.

If they determine that veneers are the best option for you, they set up another appointment, during which they create a mold of your upper and lower teeth, and send it, along with photos and your pertinent dental records, to a dental lab. 

During that visit, they also determine the shade you’d like your veneers to be.

After five to 10 business days, the lab sends your new custom veneers or Lumineers to Gentle Touch PC. 

During a second visit, the practice bonds the veneers to your teeth. In order to prepare your teeth, they first custom fit each veneer to each tooth. Then, they clean the teeth and lightly etch their surfaces.  

Finally, the practice applies a special cement to your teeth and carefully places the veneers. 

What are the advantages of veneers and Lumineers?

Veneers and Lumineers offer you a variety of advantages over some types of treatment, including:

  • Stain resistance
  • Shade customizability 
  • Affordability
  • Noninvasiveness 
  • Easy maintenance

Also, veneers don’t bother your gums.

Veneers typically last between five to 10 years. To keep them beautiful and functioning well for as long as possible, make sure to floss, brush, and schedule regular checkups at Gentle Touch PC.

If you’re interested in veneers, learn more by calling the office or booking an appointment online.