Dental veneers are small shells of material that can create a tremendous difference in the appearance of a patient’s smile. Made of resin or porcelain, the custom-made shells are bonded to the teeth, resulting in a dramatic change in their shape, length, color or size.
Veneers are used by our Centreville dental practice to address a number of dental problems, including worn down, discolored and chipped teeth. They may also be used to enhance the appearance of misaligned, irregularly shaped teeth or uneven spaces between the teeth.
A small amount of enamel is removed from the tooth to prepare it for a veneer. An impression of the tooth is used as a model to create a custom veneer that looks and feels completely natural. The tooth is cleaned and etched to provide a surface for the placement of the veneer, which is shaped and trimmed to ensure a proper fit. The veneer is then placed on the etched tooth using a special cement. With proper care, porcelain and resin veneers can last many years.
Durathin veneers have revolutionized cosmetic dentistry. Like their traditional counterparts, Durathin veneers are ultra thin shells of material, but unlike traditional veneers, they do not require the removal of healthy tooth structure. Durathin veneers are often attached directly to the tooth structure without any grinding or etching. These veneers are also durable and can last many years with the proper care.
The secret to successful veneers lies in their custom-designed shape, selecting appropriate techniques and layering the porcelain correctly to avoid a thick or bulky appearance. Your smile will never look fake or contrived with our veneers because they are created by a talented and experienced dental technician. They look so natural that no one will ever know you have them, and they feel so natural that you will forget they are adhered to your natural teeth.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, please refer to our Patient Library section, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.
Dr. Vakay is fabulous! She is the BEST dentist I have ever had.
I have always been a dental coward. When a tooth ache got very bad, I went to the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for help. This started me on a long period of processes, treatments and gentle care that has allowed me to overcome my fear and to bring my dental health back to where it is supposed to be. I can’t thank the staff at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center enough for their sensitive care.
I have been a patient at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for approximately 15 years. I cannot offer enough praise for Dr. Vakay! She is without a doubt a top notch professional and accepts nothing but perfection in her work. She is by far the best dentist I have ever had. Thank you for your exceptional dental treatment and services!
Excellent practice. We were referred to them by a specialist that works with the Redskins . They are a class act. We recently made the switch for our kids from a pediatric dentist to Centreville Dental Wellness. Very happy we did. They are very kid friendly and did superior cleanings than the prior dentist. Highly recommend them.
This dental practice is absolutely wonderful. I have had multiple procedures and follow ups that have made me love my smile again! I have a lot of trepidation about dental work but this practice has made me enjoy the entire experience. My three year old daughter has recently become a patient as well and they were extra nurturing! Excellent practice! I travel from Arlington to continue to see them!
We were excited to open our doors on May 1 for regular patient care. We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.
IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.
We are excited to welcome you back to our office!