Do you have slightly crooked, misshapen teeth? Are you looking for a treatment to cover areas of tooth discoloration? Consider cosmetic dental treatment with porcelain veneers at Rosedale Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Rosedale, MD. Dental veneers are thin, porcelain ceramic shells that we bond to the front of the tooth enamel.
Similar to dental bonding, this cosmetic dentistry treatment may be used to cover dental injuries, small gaps between teeth, stained teeth, and other imperfections. With veneers, patients can receive a brighter and straighter smile without the need for orthodontics or teeth whitening treatment.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
Before treatment, we always make sure that our patients are in good oral health. We can recommend treatments that can deeply clean the teeth and gums before you receive your veneers. To prepare the teeth for the veneers, we will remove a small layer of enamel. This creates a proper bonding surface for the veneers. We will take impressions of the teeth which are sent to a local dental lab, where technicians create the veneers.
Once the porcelain veneers are complete, we will make sure that they are in the correct shape and shade. Then, we will apply bonding material to the tooth. We gently place the veneers and bond them using a curing light. Finally, we polish the dental veneers for a natural sheen.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Do you want to know more about porcelain veneers? Read common questions that our patients ask about this cosmetic treatment below:
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers can last for 15 to 30 years with the right care. Continue to brush and floss regularly and make routine visits to our dental office. We will thoroughly examine your smile and take note of any changes in your oral health.
Can I whiten my porcelain veneers?
No, veneers cannot be whitened because they are made of porcelain. Natural tooth enamel reacts to whitening agents, but any composites or ceramics do not react to whitening treatment. Please let us know if you have old veneers and would like a replacement. We can provide brand new, white veneers to brighten your smile.
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
To prevent gum disease and tooth decay, continue to brush and floss your teeth and gums. You can gently brush your veneers using a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent damage to the veneers. To prevent staining, keep away from foods and beverages that can stain, including wine, coffee, berries, and tomatoes.
Can dental veneers fall off?
No, we securely bond your veneers to your teeth, so they should not fall off. We use a durable resin applied to prepared teeth, ensuring a secure bond. It is rare for veneers to fall off of your teeth.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Do you want to create a more even smile with dental veneers? Contact us by calling (410) 376-8548. You may also schedule a dental appointment with our dental team online. Feel free to ask any remaining questions you may have at your next consultation.