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Veneers

In a city like Washington, DC, where performance and polish matter, don’t let a less than perfect smile hold you back.

Turn to the skilled cosmetic dentists at Rusk, Thornton Dental Associates, P.C., for natural-looking veneers that transform your smile.

It takes just two visits to our DC practice to create the camera-ready smile you’ve been waiting for.

What Would You Like to Change About Your Smile?

Not everyone is born with perfect teeth, but that doesn't mean you can't have a stunning smile. Drs. Mark Rusk and Will Thornton at Rusk, Thornton Dental Associates, P.C., in Washington, DC, have decades of cosmetic dentistry experience and can use veneers to turn a so-so smile into a beautiful one. While there are many cosmetic solutions for problem smiles, our dentists often turn to veneers. Among the problems our dentists use veneers to mask are:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Short teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Minor misalignment

Are You Ready to Make a Great First Impression? Call for a Consultation

A friendly, engaging smile goes a long way in an always-networking city like Washington, DC, with its culturally diverse neighborhoods and ever-shifting mix of politicians, suits, and 20-somethings. Using advanced technology and high-quality dental materials, the cosmetic dentists at Rusk, Thornton Dental Associates can take natural-looking porcelain veneers and design a smile ready for any encounter.

What are you waiting for? You can have a new smile in a few short weeks. Request a consultation now by contacting us online or by calling:

(202) 293-5805

"I have had many bad experiences with dental offices and many dentist and staff have left a bad taste in my mouth for years, well that is until I found Rusk and Thornton. Let me first say, you are greeted right away when you arrive through those doors. The front end staff is extremely friendly and will answer all your questions...It is just a great prize when you find a dentist that you actually look forward visiting because you know that he (Dr. T) will take awesome care of you. I am just in awe of the dentist office and will recommend everyone try them out. You will not be disappointed." Chantel

What Exactly Is a Dental Veneer?

Dental veneers are thin shells of medical-grade porcelain that are carefully crafted to fit onto the front of your natural teeth. Each one is custom-designed to enhance your smile and camouflage distracting imperfections. Our practice in Washington, DC, uses premium dental porcelain to create your custom veneers. 

"Most professional and skilled team I've ever been to" Caleb McLean

Preview the Results 

Dental technology has come a long way: patients no longer have to commit to dental treatments without knowing what the results will look like. At Rusk, Thornton Dental Associates, P.C., we use the latest technology to let you preview the results of your treatment before committing to it. 

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Want a Sneak Peek of Your New Smile? Request a Consultation With Our Dentists 

Since veneers are cosmetic in nature, it is essential that they match or exceed your aesthetic expectations. We begin every veneer treatment with a thorough consultation at our Washington, DC, office where you can ask questions and discuss any concerns about your smile. Our dentists will build your treatment plan around your desired results, and we highly encourage bringing in a photo that highlights what you're looking for in a treatment. We can then give you a preview of what your teeth will look like after receiving veneers and other dental work. 

Ask us more about our preview technology by submitting a form, or take the first step toward a brighter smile by calling our Washington, DC, office at: 

(202) 293-5805

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Veneers Treatment Timeline

Our dentists have the advanced training and artistic eye you are looking for in cosmetic dentistry.
Our dentists have the advanced training and artistic eye you are looking for in cosmetic dentistry.

Consultation

One of our dentists will assess your teeth to determine if dental veneers will help you achieve your goal of a beautiful smile or if another procedure would be more appropriate.

Preparing Your Teeth

If veneers are deemed the right solution for your goals, the next step is to prep the teeth that will be treated. This requires removing a thin layer of enamel from each tooth that will receive a veneer. This is done so the veneers lie flush with the untreated teeth.

Taking Impressions

Our dentist will scan your teeth with our sophisticated digital iTero scanner to create a precise 3D image of your smile. This advanced technology allows us to design custom veneers precisely fitted to your teeth. We'll send the information to our local lab, where it will take about two weeks to create the color-matched veneers.

Temporary Veneers

Our dentist will place temporary veneers for you to wear while our crafters create your permanent veneers. During the two-week crafting period, the temporary veneers will protect your treated teeth and allow you to chew or speak normally. We will provide a full list of instructions on how to take care of your temporary veneers.

Placing the Finished Veneers

You'll return to our convenient Washington, DC, practice to have your permanent veneers placed. After removing your temporary veneers, the dentist will verify the fit of the permanent ones, making any minor adjustments as needed. When you and the dentist are pleased with the results, the veneers will be securely cemented in place. 

Do You Have Questions?

"Great people, giving good care." James Lytle

Veneers vs Bonding

While veneers and bonding can address similar cosmetic issues, such as chips and cracks in your teeth, they have a few important distinctions. 
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Veneers

  • Look more natural than bonding 
  • Are more durable and last longer 
  • Require some enamel to be removed 
Dental bonding

Bonding

  • Typically costs less than veneers 
  • Is reversible and does not reduce enamel 
  • May not cover more extensive issues that veneers can 
Our dentists can help you determine which treatment best fits your needs during a consultation.

Part of a Smile Makeover

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With a smile makeover, our dentists can rejuvenate your smile by combining treatments like veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign. Veneers are a great foundation for smile makeovers since they cover your front teeth and can fix multiple cosmetic issues at once. Our practice in Washington, DC, can schedule multiple treatments in advance around your schedule. 

Contact Us for More Information About Using Veneers in a Smile Makeover

With a complete smile makeover, we can tackle extensive cosmetic issues and restore your confidence in your smile. Like each of our patients, no two smile makeovers are completely alike. Our skilled dentists will cater the cosmetic overhaul to your desired results and oral conditions. During a consultation, we can discuss your options and recommend treatments that best fit your needs. 

Reach out to our practice to learn more about smile makeovers during a consultation. You can also ask us any questions with this form or call our Washington, DC, office at: 

(202) 293-5805

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Frequently Asked Questions About Veneers From Our Washington, DC, Patients 

How much does it cost to get porcelain veneers?

Dental veneers can cost anywhere from $925-$2,500 per tooth depending on a variety of factors. While insurance typically doesn't cover the cost of veneers, we offer flexible financing options such as CareCredit payment plans. For a more accurate price estimate, request a consultation so our dentist can take a look at your dental situation and give you a quote. 

Can you get a full set of veneers?

Yes, you can get a "full set" of veneers, but a full set of veneers typically covers your front teeth and not your entire set of teeth. Veneers are cosmetic in nature, so they won't provide many benefits for teeth that do not show prominently in your smile. For molars and other posterior teeth, we'd recommend another treatment depending on your dental needs. 

Are veneers permanent?

Yes and no. While the porcelain shells can last a decade or longer, they will eventually need to be replaced. However, the slight reshaping of your teeth to make room for the veneers is permanent. Our dentists can explain the effects of veneers in detail so you have a complete understanding of the procedure before making a decision. 

Do veneers stay white?

While porcelain veneers have stain-resistant properties, the veneers will not stay white forever. Food, plaque, and other materials can stain your veneers over time. Good hygiene can help you maintain the bright shade of your veneers, and regular deep cleanings can help reverse any discoloration. 

Are veneers painful? 

No, veneers only require a thin layer of enamel to be removed for the treatment. If you have sensitive teeth, we can always use a local anesthetic to numb the area before treatment so you feel virtually no pain. 

Each of our veneers is custom-designed to enhance your smile and camouflage distracting imperfections.
RUSK, THORNTON DENTAL ASSOCIATES, P.C.

Rusk, Thornton Dental Associates, P.C.

The friendly team of professionals at Rusk, Thornton Dental Associates, P.C. provides comprehensive dental care to patients throughout Washington, DC. Dr. Mark Rusk, Dr. Will Thornton, and Dr. Nathan Van der Linden are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • District of Columbia Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Washington, DC, dental office, contact us online or call (202) 293-5805.

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