Porcelain Veneers An Overview
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments in our Annapolis dental office. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, treatment veneers may be the solution you’re looking for. 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 of 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
Porcelain veneers are crafted out of durable ceramic materials. They are color matched to the exact shade of your natural tooth enamel so that they blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth. Porcelain veneers are also stain resistant, are very strong, and are permanently attached to patients’ teeth so they do not come with dietary restrictions. With proper care, veneers can last up to 10 years.
What is a dental veneer?
A dental veneer is a restoration that covers the front and sides of a tooth to improve strength, shape and/or color. These ultra-thin, shell-like coverings for your teeth are considered a permanent restoration. They will look and feel like a natural teeth and are stain resistant. Porcelain veneers are made of finely crafted ceramic materials. Dental veneers can also be made of composite resin.
Dental veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to correct a number of concerns including:
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
Porcelain Veneer Process
The whole dental veneer process usually takes two or three visits to our Annapolis dentist office. The procedure is relatively painless with very minimal tooth preparation. In some cases, no preparation is needed. Our dentists will remove a small amount of tooth surface when necessary to make room for the porcelain veneers. A digital impression of the teeth will be taken and used to create the teeth veneers. They 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 affixed to your teeth. You will have the opportunity to review the color, shape, and size 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. If discomfort does not decrease within a few days after treatment, contact our office. We will have you come in to ensure that the veneers fit properly so that you can continue your routine without any discomfort.
How to Care for Porcelain Veneers
Caring for your new teeth veneers is simple; just follow a typical oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss your teeth every day and visit our dentist office twice a year for routine check-ups. The best part about these permanent restorations is they are not susceptible to decay so there is no threat of getting a cavity. They are designed to last for many years and with proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
Schedule a Consultation
Searching for a cosmetic dentistry office in the Severna Park, MD and Annapolis, MD area? Schedule a consultation with Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates to discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals and budget concerns before recommending the treatment options that will suit you best.