What's a reliable and realistic way to cover dark stains, large cracks and chips, small gaps, and other defects? Porcelain veneers from Pearlfection Dentistry in Frederick and Urbana, MD, of course! Composed of premier porcelain, these thin, realistically-colored laminates strengthen and beautify teeth for good.
The Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
A consultation helps your dentist determine the type of services you need to achieve the best-looking smile possible. At this meeting, the doctor will do a thorough oral examination, take X-rays or any other necessary types of imaging, and make impressions of your teeth and gums as needed. From there, you'll receive a detailed treatment plan. If porcelain veneers appear on that plan, expect to make two additional visits to the office.
Creation and Placement
To place veneers, your dentist first must remove about 1/2 millimeter of enamel from the front side of each tooth receiving a laminate. This resurfacing will allow the veneers to fit comfortably inside the mouth. Your dentist will also caution you that the change is permanent.
While you wait for your customized veneers to come from the dental lab, you'll wear functional and realistic temporaries. Your dentist will then remove them when you return in a week or so for the final placement of your permanent veneers.
Placement is a careful process. Your doctor will first try-on and adjust your veneers before securing them with the actual bonding adhesive. This process also entails varying the color and the thickness of the glue as needed to achieve the right look and proper bond. To finish, the doctor will cure the adhesive with a special light.
There are many perks to veneers, one of which is their beautiful resiliency. They hold up well to the ordinary wear and tear of biting and chewing, retaining their sheen, shape and color. They are easy to clean, as your usual brushing and flossing routine keeps them stain and plaque-free. Because they restore just the side of the tooth which shows when you smile, your veneers will also require far less tooth reshaping than porcelain crowns do. Finally, dentists often use veneers together with other cosmetic services as part of a comprehensive smile makeover, putting you on the path for a full cosmetic overhaul.
Find out More
To make an informed decision about porcelain veneers, arrange a cosmetic dentistry consultation at Pearlfection Dentistry. Call us at (301) 663-5530. The office is located 45 minutes from Washington, DC, and 45 minutes from Baltimore. Our professional team includes general, cosmetic and restorative dentists general, cosmetic and restorative dentists Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, Dr. Alex Sin Deuk Kim, and Dr. Nikta Pashai, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist Dr. Pratik Patel and orthodontist Dr. Stephen Tigani.