Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Are you looking for a cosmetic dental treatment to enhance your smile?
Try porcelain veneers in our Baltimore, MD, and our Southern MD dental offices in La Plata, Clinton, and Hanover. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that can cover the front of teeth. Veneers are great cosmetic options for patients with stained teeth or dental injuries. Our dental team ensures that veneers blend in with the look of the natural smile and do not feel uncomfortable or bulky in the mouth. Working with patients as individuals, our team helps create seamless cosmetic results for patients’ smiles.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
We will begin treatment with veneers by preparing the teeth. To ensure that the veneers conform to the teeth, we remove a small portion of the tooth enamel. Preparing the teeth does not damage them or change the tooth structure in any major way. Etching the enamel only makes it easier for veneers to fit properly. Then, we take impressions of the teeth receiving the veneers. A dental lab creates the veneers using these impressions. Once complete, we check the shade and position of the veneers. Finally, we clean the teeth and then use dental bonding material to bond the veneers to the tooth’s surface.
Immediately following your treatment, stay away from tobacco products and foods and beverages that can stain, including coffee, tea, berries, and tomato-based products. We also advise that you eat soft foods several days after you receive your veneers. Caring for your new veneers for the first few days helps ensure that they last.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Read answers to common questions that many patients may have about dental veneers here:
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are permanent cosmetic treatments that last for many years with the right care. The porcelain ceramic is durable and stain-resistant. Continuing to schedule routine appointments as well as brushing and flossing twice a day will increase the lifespan of your dental veneers.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
No, we cannot whiten porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are made of a porcelain ceramic material meant to brighten the smile, but they can eventually discolor after many years. If you have old and dull veneers, we can replace them with new ones for you.
Do dental veneers damage the tooth enamel?
No, porcelain veneers do not damage the natural teeth underneath them. We prepare the teeth for veneers by removing a small bit off of the top layer of enamel. However, this does not damage the teeth. Dental veneers are knowns as a permanent option, but they are also replaceable if damaged. Removing the veneers will also not impact the teeth underneath.
Request a Dental Consultation
Are you looking for a long-lasting cosmetic option for dental injuries and tooth stains? Ask us about cosmetic dental treatment with porcelain veneers. Schedule a dental appointment with our team online. Let us know if you have any remaining questions about dental veneers or any of your other cosmetic dental options. We will be happy to assist you.