Dental Veneers

Porcelain Veneers in Germantown, MD

Porcelain veneers are often used for complete smile makeovers, but they can also be used to restore one or two teeth that stand out from the rest. No matter why you’re interested in veneers, our team would be glad to assist you. Contact our office today to learn more about our veneer services and schedule a cosmetic consultation with our team.

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What is the process for dental veneers?

The process for dental veneers typically involves three steps: consultation, preparation, and bonding. During the consultation, our team will assess your teeth, discuss your goals, and help you decide if veneers are suitable for you. In the preparation phase, a small amount of enamel is removed from the front surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers. Impressions of your teeth are then taken to create your custom veneers. Once ready, the veneers will be bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive, ensuring a secure fit. The entire process usually takes two to three visits, resulting in a natural and improved smile.

How long do veneers last?

Dental veneers generally last between 10 to 15 years, although they can last longer with proper care. Their longevity depends on factors such as oral hygiene, lifestyle habits, and the material used for the veneers (porcelain or composite resin). Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing daily, and avoiding habits like biting on hard objects or using your teeth as tools, can help extend the lifespan of your veneers. Regular dental check-ups are also essential to monitor and maintain the condition of your veneers and overall oral health.

Should I get orthodontic work or veneers?

Deciding between braces, clear aligners, and veneers depends on your dental needs and goals. Orthodontic work is ideal for correcting misaligned teeth, bite issues, and significant gaps. It focuses on improving the overall function and alignment of your teeth. Veneers can be used in cases of mild malocclusion and tend to work well for patients who want additional cosmetic improvements, such as covering stains, minor misalignments, chips, or gaps. If your primary concern is aesthetics and your teeth are generally healthy and well-aligned, veneers might be the right choice. Still not sure? Our team can provide expert advice during your cosmetic consultation.

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