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Porcelain Veneers Silver Spring, MD

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

Porcelain veneers can offer patients the ability to enhance their smile with subtle or dramatic results. A permanent restoration, they are made of an ultra-thin ceramic material that adheres to the tooth surface and will reflect natural light in the same way your natural teeth do. These qualities provide a result that is hard to distinguish from your natural teeth and that will complement your smile while improving both aesthetics and health.

porcelain veneers silver spring md

Dr. Dechter and Dr. Moy are experienced cosmetic dentists who provide personalized cosmetic dentistry for patients with the goal of meeting their expectations and supporting long-term dental health. Porcelain veneers can be used to address a range of issues with lasting results:

  • Discolored teeth: veneers can be placed over teeth to change the color and shade of your smile permanently. They are a great solution for patients with tooth staining considered resistant to professional teeth whitening.
  • Gaps between teeth: we can close gaps with porcelain veneers to transform the look of your smile.
  • Damaged teeth: placed over teeth that are chipped or damaged, porcelain veneers will both stabilize the health of your teeth and give you back a flawless smile.
  • Misshapen teeth: teeth that are mildly rotated or oddly shaped can be made to fit more naturally into your smile with porcelain veneers.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

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.

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 the teeth are prepared, dental impressions will be taken for use in the dental lab that will fabricate your custom restorations. Temporary veneers are typically placed to protect the 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 they are comfortable, meet your expectations and will fit securely on the teeth. Any final adjustments will be made before they are cemented into place and polished.

Maintaining your porcelain veneers needs a good daily oral hygiene routine and regular dental 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

Are porcelain veneers covered by dental insurance?

No, porcelain veneers are not typically covered by dental benefits. We will work with you to determine if any benefits can be applied and to provide full cost information.

We offer convenient financing options to make paying for your smile makeover affordable.

Why choose Dechter & Moy Dentistry?