As we age, the years will also begin to show on our teeth. Even if you brush and floss daily and see your dentist at least every 6 months as recommended, regular wear and tear will still happen. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can make you feel embarrassed and self-conscious about how your smile looks. You feel overwhelmed by all the different issues you see in your smile. Maybe you’re worried about the amount of work that you’ll need for your smile to look fresh and young again. Dental veneers may be able to correct these problems in just a few office visits with only one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Annapolis, MD dentists Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio and Vesely can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can reduce wide spaces between your teeth, enlarge or reshape small or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe your teeth are chipped or are showing other minor damage? Porcelain dental veneers can guard them against further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Eating foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Although teeth whitening can address this, dental veneers may be a better option for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed in addition to whitening.
For issues such as minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker, easier and more affordable way to resolve the issue than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio and Vesely can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio or Vesely after they remove the outermost layer of enamel to allow the veneers to fit in your mouth without feeling overly large or changing the shape of your face. A digital impression of the teeth will be created and used to design the teeth veneers. Then, your veneers will be made in a dental laboratory by skilled artists. In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently attached to your teeth. You will have the opportunity to review the shade and look of the veneers before they are permanently cemented to your teeth. The resulting smile will still be your own, but covered and refreshed with a protective layer of lifelike porcelain, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be a viable choice at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio and Vesely about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth may not want to undergo the procedure unless their dentist has been informed of this issue and has addressed. Fortunately, once these roadblocks have been bypassed, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio and Vesely.
Dental Veneers In Annapolis, MD
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Drs. Lee, Bonfiglio and Vesely and their dental care team. Call (410) 989-8298 or schedule a consultation online today.