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Porcelain Veneers Silver Spring, MD

Porcelain veneers can offer patients the ability to enhance their smile with subtle or dramatic results. Dechter and Moy Dentistry offers porcelain veneers in Silver Spring, MD. Dentists make veneers from an ultra-thin ceramic material, a composite resin, or a dental porcelain material to replicate the appearance of natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers permanently secure to the front and sides of teeth. Veneers reflect natural light in the same way your natural teeth do, so they are virtually indiscernible from real teeth. These qualities provide a result that is hard to distinguish from your natural teeth. Dental veneers will complement your smile, all while improving both aesthetics and oral health!

What do Porcelain Veneers Treat

Patients often say that our dentists exceed their smile makeover expectations with veneers. This versatile treatment has been a popular service for many years. Use porcelain veneers to address a range of issues with lasting results:

  • Stained or discolored teeth: Our dentist can place veneers over teeth to change the color and shade of your smile permanently. They are a great solution for patients with tooth stains that are too resistant to professional teeth whitening.
  • Gaps between teeth:¬†We can close gaps with veneers to transform the look of your smile, improve bite function, and speech.
  • Damaged teeth: Our porcelain veneers will both stabilize the health of your teeth, and give you back a flawless smile. We will secure them to repair chipped or damaged teeth.
  • Misshapen teeth: Do you have mildly rotated or oddly shaped teeth? We can use dental veneers to reshape your teeth.

There are many type of veneers available, but we create them using a stain and decay-resistant material, making it the ideal solution to transform a damaged smile. Porcelain veneers last many years with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to our dental office.

 

What Should I Expect During Porcelain Veneers Treatment?

The process for placing porcelain veneers will require 2-3 visits with us to complete. After a consultation to discuss your goals and determine that porcelain veneers are the right solution for you, we will schedule a visit for preparing the teeth and taking impressions. We customize veneers to your smile and mouth specifications.

Tooth preparation involves “etching” the teeth to enable the veneers to adhere securely. To do this, Dr. Dechter or Dr. Moy will carefully remove a small amount of the tooth’s enamel. Once our dentist prepares your teeth, he will take dental impressions for use in the dental lab to fabricate your custom veneers. We typically place temporary veneers to protect your teeth until your custom veneers are complete.

At the next and final visit, we will permanently attach your new porcelain veneers. First, your dentist will gently place the veneers and work with you to make sure that they are comfortable and fit securely on your teeth. We will make any final adjustments before we cement them into place and give them a good polish.

Maintaining your porcelain veneers needs a good daily oral hygiene routine and regular dental care visits. We will show you how to brush and floss before you leave, so you can keep your smile stable and healthy for as long as possible.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Veneers are a popular way to improve the look of your teeth. But many people have questions about whether or not porcelain veneers are best for them. Continue reading to inform yourself, and help you decide if porcelain veneers are right for your dental needs.

Is the procedure for getting veneers painful?

No, the process is not painful, but can be a little uncomfortable as with any dental procedure. Sometimes dentists use some anesthetic to numb the mouth when putting in veneers, but it is not always necessary. You will not feel pain during the procedure. Most patients who have less than 4 veneers put in report no pain during the treatment process.

Will dental veneers fall off on their own?

Veneers are not prone to falling off without reason. If they do not fit right, they may fall off or slide in your mouth. Over time as veneers begin to age, they may slip off your tooth. If this happens, save your veneers if possible and schedule a visit to reattach or replace them.

Can you use mouthwash with veneers?

Most dentists recommend that patients with veneers avoid using mouthwash. Over time the alcohol in mouthwash can eat away at the surface of the veneers, causing their lifespan to shorten. You can use mouthwash sparingly, but avoid using it every day while wearing dental veneers.

Can your teeth rot under veneers?

Teeth under veneers are susceptible to rotting, although this is a rare occurrence. If your dentist places them incorrectly, or without removing plaque from your tooth first, a cavity can form under the veneer. Plaque eats away at teeth creating tiny holes in them that cause tooth decay. Patients with veneers should practice a consistent oral care routine and schedule regular dental cleanings.

Will I need to replace my porcelain veneers?

No, you will not have to replace your veneers periodically. The only reason you might replace them is if they chip or break. When this occurs, many patients choose to replace them. If damage and decay take hold of the underlying teeth, your dentist will likely replace them. However, this is a whole new process and added cost.

How do I schedule a consultation for porcelain veneers?

Whether your teeth have damage due to decay or stained due to coffee, porcelain veneers provide patients with the smile they have always desired. If you would like to explore your cosmetic procedure options, visit our team of experienced cosmetic dentists near you at Dechter and Moy Dentistry. Our experience and commitment to enhancing patient smiles make us the ideal partners in your cosmetic dentistry journey. To schedule an appointment, call (301) 508-9755 or request an appointment online.