Our office offers a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to give you a perfect smile. Porcelain veneers in Baltimore, MD are a go-to treatment option for many cosmetic concerns. They can treat almost any cosmetic issue with your smile that you can think of. Veneers themselves can give you a complete smile makeover.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that cover the front and sides of your teeth. A dental lab custom-makes each one so that each is unique to the needs of your smile and that particular tooth. We color-match the veneer to the color that blends in well with your natural teeth or the shade of white that you desire.
We have to prepare your natural teeth before you get porcelain veneers. We remove a small amount of tooth structure so that the veneer has room. The veneer should fit in naturally with the rest of your teeth so that you have a flush, even smile. Etching the tooth also makes it easier for us to adhere the veneer to your tooth.
Once we prepare the teeth, we’ll take impressions to send to the lab. These are what they use to custom-make your veneers. We provide specifications so that they match the size, shape, and shade of the rest of your smile. You may be given a temporary restoration while they’re being made. Once the permanent ones are ready, we’ll bond them to your prepared teeth.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Treat?
Porcelain veneers are ideal because they can take care of a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. Just about any aesthetic problem you have with your teeth can be treated with porcelain veneers because they cover the visual surface of the tooth that people will see.
Discolored teeth are one of the most common problems patients come into our office with. Traditionally, professional teeth whitening treats this concern. But not all discoloration responds to this treatment. Teeth that are discolored due to trauma or deeper staining like medication need a different solution. Veneers are color-matched to the shade of white you desire.
As we get older, our teeth take on signs of aging, just like the rest of our bodies. They wear down because they’re constantly in use throughout our lives. It’s not unusual for cosmetic chips and cracks to develop, too. Veneers can take years off of your smile by treating these signs of wear and tear.
Crooked teeth and gaps between teeth are frustrating. For more serious cases, Invisalign or orthodontic intervention is needed. But more mild causes can be treated with porcelain veneers. The lab custom-makes them so that they look like natural teeth while they’re closing these gaps and shielding crooked teeth from view.
Should I Get Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are the right choice for many patients, but it’s important to ensure they’re right for you. We have a consultation with you before any cosmetic procedure. We talk to you about your cosmetic goals, your medical history, and your budget. This helps us determine the best choice for your smile.
It’s important to recognize that porcelain veneers are a permanent restoration. Because of the tooth preparation they require, you’ll always have to have a restoration on those teeth. This is one of the biggest things patients should be aware of when they’re looking into porcelain veneers.
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