Padmaja Yalamanchili, DDS, PC
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fairfax, VA
If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’ve probably wished there was an easy way to swap out your natural teeth for straighter, whiter, or better-shaped ones. Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili, DDS PC delivers that effect with porcelain veneers that completely transform your smile. To learn more about how Dr. Yalamanchili uses veneers to beautify her patients’ teeth, call the office in Fairfax, Virginia, or schedule your visit online.
Veneers Q & A
What are veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that Dr. Yalamanchili customizes to your cosmetic dentistry needs. By bonding these shells over the front of your natural teeth, she instantly transforms your tooth shape and color, helping you get your brightest, most beautiful smile.
Porcelain veneers are ideal for correcting:
- Discolored teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Small alignment issues
- Worn-down teeth
- Too-short teeth
What’s the process like for getting veneers?
During your first appointment, you’ll discuss with Dr. Yalamanchili your smile goals. She will make a mold of your teeth and use wax or acrylic to model the way veneers would look on your teeth so you can see exactly what this cosmetic dentistry treatment can do for your smile.
If veneers are the right option to give you your dream smile. Dr. Yalamanchili starts by preparing the surface of any teeth that will get a veneer. This may involve removing a very small amount of enamel from the front of your tooth so your veneer can lay flush with the surrounding teeth.
Then, Dr. Yalamanchili takes molds of your prepared teeth so your veneers can be custom-created in a lab, ensuring they’re the perfect size and color. As you wait for your permanent veneers to be created, you wear a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
Once your new veneers are ready, you return to Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili, DDS PC to have your veneers bonded in place.
How do I care for my veneers?
Take care of your veneers the same way you practice good oral hygiene for your natural teeth. Brush and floss daily and schedule your biannual teeth cleanings at Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili, DDS PC.
Also, protect both your veneers and your natural teeth from damage by avoiding biting directly into hard foods. You should never use your teeth as tools. For example, don’t open packages with them.
With this care, your veneers can last up to a decade or more. And, good news, the porcelain that makes up your veneers is specifically designed to repel staining. Your veneers will stay brilliant and beautiful.
If you’re interested in getting started with this easy, effective way to give your smile a lift, call Dr. Padmaja Yalamanchili, DDS PC or book your appointment online.