With the revolutionary technology of cosmetic dentistry, there are various treatments to choose from to enhance your smile. Porcelain veneers are a durable, long-lasting option for patients who suffer from:
- Broken or misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Small teeth
- Spacing issues between teeth
If you seek treatment for any of these conditions, veneers could help you. Dr. David Rever, a dentist in Silver Spring, MD, treats patients with porcelain veneers and lists several benefits of these fixtures.
Customized for you
The first step to getting porcelain veneers is a consultation with your dentist to evaluate your personal cosmetic dentistry needs. If you and your dentist decide veneers are the optimum choice for you, an impression of your teeth will be taken so that the veneers will be constructed to your unique smile. The color, size, shape, and alignment of your bite are all taken into consideration with your veneers so you can achieve your specialized cosmetic dentistry goals.
Minimally invasive procedure
Getting porcelain veneers is less invasive than other cosmetic dentistry treatments. Rather than surgically implanted, veneers are bonded to your existing teeth. A minimal amount of enamel will be shaved off of those teeth by a dentist in preparation for veneer attachment. This process is not painful to the patient. Once the permanent veneers are constructed, they are cemented in place with a quick-drying and non-toxic substance. The dentist will make final adjustments, and then the treatment is complete.
Once porcelain veneers are bonded into place, they can only be removed by a dentist. Veneers can last for many years with proper oral health. Regular brushing and flossing habits, as well as dental cleanings, are important to make sure veneers can last as long as possible. Veneers are durable, so you can eat without worry. Bad oral habits, such as biting nails or chewing on the end of a pen, could damage veneers. With best practice, your porcelain veneers can last longer than a decade.
The porcelain material of veneers is not affected by discoloration that can occur to natural teeth. Similarly, veneers cannot be whitened. Porcelain veneers will maintain your ideal smile for years, resisting damage from coffee, tea, red wine, or other foods and drinks that can stain your teeth over time. Additionally, veneers will not stain your surrounding teeth. Veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth. The process does not damage your regular teeth.
Porcelain Veneers and More
Porcelain veneers and other cosmetic dentistry services are available in Silver Spring, MD with Advanced Total Dental Care. Dr. Rever also offers general, restorative, and implant dentistry. For more information, schedule an appointment online or by phone at 301.637.0960.