Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in our Annapolis dental office. Even healthy smiles can benefit from dental veneers, which can be used to straighten, reshape or brighten teeth. The cosmetic dentists at Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates have more than 75 years combined experience in veneers and cosmetic dental procedures to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
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About Porcelain Veneers
What is a dental veneer?
A dental veneer is a restoration that covers the front/sides of a tooth to improve shape and/or color. Porcelain veneers are made of finely crafted ceramic materials. Dental veneers can also be made of composite resin.
What can dental veneers do?
Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to correct a number of concerns including:
How long do veneers last?
Resin veneers are more of a temporary solution. They might last 5 to 10 years before they need to be replaced or touched up.
Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are a more permanent solution and designed to last a lifetime. Our cosmetic dentists conduct careful treatment planning to ensure that the veneers will be stable and long lasting.
The longevity of any type of dental veneer or other restoration can be improved with proper hygiene care and maintenance. Brushing, flossing and regular visits to the dentist will improve the life span of your veneers. Your dentist may also suggest a mouth guard to protect porcelain veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, number of porcelain veneers placed and specific condition of the patient. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost.
About the Procedure
The procedure for porcelain veneers is relatively painless with very minimal tooth preparation. In some cases, no preparation is needed. The dental veneers will be made in a dental laboratory by skilled artists. You will have the opportunity to review the shade and characterization of the veneers before they are permanently cemented to your teeth.
Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about pain associated with porcelain veneers. Our dentists will take all steps to ensure your comfort before, during and after treatment. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 – 3 days of treatment.