Veneers Specialist

Your smile is often the first thing that people notice about you. A beautiful smile imparts a sense of confidence, vitality, and health. Dental veneers allow you to have the smile of your dreams, without the need for invasive procedures. To learn if veneers are right for you, contact Dr. Hsu and the team at John S.K. Hsu D.D.S. and Virginia J. Chin D.D.S., P.C. today. Online scheduling is available and makes it easy to find an appointment time at the Fairfax, Virginia office.

Veneers Q & A

John S.K. Hsu D.D.S. and Virginia J. Chin D.D.S., P.C.

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are thin, custom-crafted “shells” that are placed directly on the front surface of your teeth. They are used to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile and can address a wide range of cosmetic issues.

People choose dental veneers to improve the following:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Teeth that are excessively worn down
  • Discoloration that bleaching can't address
  • Minor gaps between teeth
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth

How are veneers put into place?

The first step involves a thorough dental exam. Dr. Hsu examines your teeth to determine if there are any areas of decay that he needs to address. If you're a good candidate for veneers, he helps you decide if the procedure is right for you.

Dental veneers are permanent, and there’s no way to restore your teeth to their natural condition once veneers are placed. That’s why making an informed decision is so important.

Dr. Hsu prepares your teeth for veneers by removing a tiny portion of your tooth tissue. That provides space for the veneers to sit correctly on the surface of your teeth.

Next, Dr. Hsu gathers information such as X-rays or dental impressions to send to the lab. That gives the lab technicians the measurements they need to craft your custom veneers. You may even receive a temporary device to wear until your next appointment.

Once your veneers arrive at John S.K. Hsu D.D.S. and Virginia J. Chin D.D.S., P.C., you return to have them placed. Dr. Hsu carefully checks the fit and makes small adjustments to ensure that your veneers are perfectly positioned before cementing them in place.

Am I a good candidate for dental veneers?

Dental veneers are an excellent option for many people, but patients should some possible disadvantages before making a decision.

The downsides of dental veneers include:

  • If they chip or crack, veneers can’t be repaired and must be replaced
  • Your teeth can become more sensitive to temperature after getting veneers
  • Once placed, the color of veneers are unalterable

Veneers are not a good fit for people with moderate or severe dental decay. They are also not suited for men and women who habitually grind their teeth, as this excess pressure can lead to cracks or chips.

To find out if dental veneers are a good cosmetic option for you, contact John S.K. Hsu D.D.S. and Virginia J. Chin D.D.S., P.C. today.

Accepted Insurances

We participate with the following Prefer Provider Organization ( PPO ) Plan only:

Aetna
Ameritas
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Dental Health Alliance (PPO)
Assurant PPO/Dental Health Alliance
Best Life And Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
Dentegra PPO
Dominion Dental
GEHA PPO
Great West Healthcare PPO
Guardian DentalGuard Preferred
Key Benefit Administrators
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Location
John S.K. Hsu D.D.S. and Virginia J. Chin D.D.S., P.C.
10801 Main Street, Suites 500-600
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-239-6391
Fax: 703-352-4500
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703-239-6391

John S.K. Hsu D.D.S. and Virginia J. Chin D.D.S., P.C.
10801 Main Street
Suites 500-600
Fairfax, VA 22030