Do you spend time worrying about your crooked, chipped, discolored or damaged smile? Do you cover your teeth when you talk or laugh? If you’re self-conscious about your smile, veneers may help you enjoy happy times more confidently and freely.

What are veneers?

woman with white smile has veneersVeneers are one of the greatest advancements in cosmetic dentistry. Usually porcelain, dental veneers can rebuild the surfaces of your teeth for a straighter, whiter, more attractive smile. Even greater, all of this happens in just a few dental visits.

These tooth surfaces are thin pieces of porcelain that look like the front of real teeth. These adhere to your natural tooth surfaces to straighten and brighten your smile. The implants are comfortably thin but strong and long-lasting. Even better, no one will know your smile isn’t 100% natural!

By undergoing this easy dental procedure, you can experience many benefits. These benefits include:

  • Strong surfaces for your teeth
  • Long lasting beauty
  • Natural appearance
  • Less tooth damage than caps or crowns
  • Highly stain resistant

How do I experience this smile upgrade?

Veneers are a smile upgrade that your Rockville Family dentist can perform. The process is easier than you may think and only takes a few visits to perform if you’re a good candidate for veneers.

Your First Visit

For your first visit, the dentist prepares your teeth, removing about one millimeter of enamel from the surface of each tooth. During this dental visit, your dentist will also you make an impression mold of your mouth. This mold is what the dental lab uses to craft your new tooth surfaces specifically for your smile improvement.

Your Next Visit

When the lab completes your new tooth surfaces, the dentist’s office sets up an appointment for installation. During this appointment, your dentist bonds these newly crafted surfaces onto your teeth using dental cement.

You’ll immediately enjoy the benefits of your new smile after the installation appointment. Cosmetic smile enhancement can even improve your bite and fix other dental problems. Some problems this procedure can solve include:

  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Stained tooth surfaces
  • Gaps or spaces in your smile

Upon leaving your installation appointment, you’ll have a bright white, rejuvenated smile. Even better, your new tooth surfaces are highly resistant to coffee, tea, and other substances that stain natural teeth.

Is this procedure right for me?

If you have chipped, discolored, misshapen or crooked teeth, this procedure may be the solution you need for a brighter, more youthful, attractive smile. Ideally, you’ll no longer suffer crowded teeth or bite problems after your cosmetic dental procedure. Of course, each patient is unique. Your Rockville family dentist will examine your teeth and discuss improvement options with you.

You may not be a good candidate for this type of smile improvement if you grind your teeth or clench them. This is because you can chip or crack the new surfaces during tooth grinding. However, some people who grind their teeth can still get veneers, as long as they commit to wearing a plastic night guard for protection of their new smile during sleep.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic smile improvement, simply schedule an appointment with your Rockville Family Dentistry dentist by calling 240-447-3460.