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A smile marred by cosmetic and minor physical imperfections can hamper your self-confidence and cause you to alter some of your facial expressions. Rather than learning to cope with an unappealing smile you should consider scheduling a cosmetic restoration consultation with Dr. Lida M. Vargas.

In some cases, the most effective cosmetic restoration Dr. Lida M. Vargas might offer is to fit each tooth in your smile with dental veneers. These are essentially thin porcelain shells that mimic the natural shape of each tooth in your smile. They are shaded to look like gleaming white tooth enamel.

The process begins with Dr. Lida M. Vargas examining each of your teeth. It’s important to determine the overall health of your teeth and depth of the available tooth enamel. If one of your teeth has a significant dental fracture, old dental filling, or a newly formed cavity, she might recommend treating the tooth with a porcelain dental crown.

After the examination, Dr. Lida M. Vargas will form an impression of each tooth intended for a dental veneer. This will be sent to the dental lab to guide the technicians while they create your dental veneers.

A member of Dr. Lida M. Vargas’s staff will call you back in for a second appointment when your dental veneers are ready. During this appointment, Dr. Lida M. Vargas will use a drill to remove a small amount of tooth enamel from the face of each tooth in your smile. A strong dental adhesive will then be used to cement them onto the corresponding tooth.

If you live in Fairfax, Virginia, and you’re interested in restoring your smile with dental veneers, you should call 703-385-3800 to set up a consultation at Virginia Dental Group.