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Porcelain Veneers Annapolis, MD

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.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

How long do dental 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.

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.

Are porcelain veneers safe for my smile?

Yes, veneers do not damage teeth, and are not susceptible to cavities and decay.

Will veneers turn yellow like normal teeth?

No. Porcelain veneers are stain-resistant due to the material used. They may need touchups in the future, but not due to discoloration.

Can porcelain veneers alone improve my smile?

Yes. Porcelain veneers can effectively hide any number of cosmetic dental flaws. Our dentists in Annapolis are expertly trained in cosmetic dentistry. We can use porcelain veneers and many other treatments to enhance your smile’s beauty.

What can't I eat with porcelain veneers?

Even though porcelain veneers are designed to be durable, they can still chip or break. Most foods are okay to eat with porcelain veneers. However, we recommend that you avoid biting down on hard candies or foods with the teeth that have veneers. This can cut down on the chance of damage to your veneers.

Can I still get cavities with veneers?

Yes. The veneers themselves aren’t susceptible to tooth decay, but you still have your natural teeth under the veneers. Since they only cover the front and sides, food and bacteria can still build up on your teeth. It’s important to continue with an oral healthcare routine.

Am I an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers?

If you want to get porcelain veneers, you have to be in good oral health. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic, not a restorative solution. If you have staining that doesn’t respond to traditional whitening techniques or other severe aesthetic issues, porcelain veneers are a good choice for you.


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