Porcelain VeneersAn Overview
In recent years, porcelain veneers have become more natural looking and durable than ever. Our cosmetic dentist in Silver Spring MD, Dr. Rever, will work with you to create a customized smile with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can improve the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth with a quick, minimally invasive procedure. This versatile treatment is very popular with patients that have small teeth and gaps. Do you have a gap between your two front teeth? We can permanently close it with porcelain veneers.
Made of ultra thin, high quality ceramic materials, dental veneers are highly durable. They reflect light much like your natural teeth. Veneers create a new surface that bond well with existing teeth, creating a natural smile. Porcelain veneers are also stain and decay resistant. Thus, making them a permanent and long-term dental restoration.
Over the years, porcelain veneers have advanced in ways that allow patients to receive durable, natural-looking results. Porcelain veneers can be bonded directly to your existing tooth surface after a minimal amount of enamel is removed. It is necessary for your dentist to shave off a little enamel to make room for the veneers. This process does not hurt. Dr. Rever will consult with you to determine which type of dental veneer suits your dental health and cosmetic goals.
Dr. Rever may recommend Porcelain Veneers if patients suffer from:
- Discolored teeth
- Tooth damage
- Small teeth
- Cracked or misshapen teeth
- Alignment and spacing issues
- Gaps between teeth
Porcelain veneers FAQs
Will porcelain veneers stain my teeth?
No. Porcelain is a highly stain-resistant material that does not damage your teeth. Furthermore, veneers can not be whitened. Any damage your teeth have should be addressed before getting veneers.
Are porcelain veneers reversible?
Once attached, they are permanent until removed by a dentist. The veneers can’t be reused because the removal process usually damages them.
Can porcelain veneers be shortened?
Yes, it is possible, but would require our cosmetic dentist to make the determination. It takes skill and precision to successfully reshape veneers after already being permanently attached.
When do I replace porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers should never have to be replaced. They can last for more than 10 years without issues. If your veneer falls off or is damaged, we can replace it.
How are porcelain veneers attached?
They are attached using a cement material that is safe for your mouth. This material is non-toxic and cures immediately so that there is no chance it is accidentally swallowed.