Porcelain Veneers Solutions
Your dentist in Baltimore MD, Dr. Byron Desbordes, uses porcelain veneers for patients seeking quick treatments for minor cosmetic dental concerns. Porcelain veneers are a durable, natural-looking cosmetic dental treatment that is designed to last for many years. With proper oral hygiene, they can last over 10 years.
With minimal tooth surface preparation, Dr. Desbordes can use porcelain veneers to correct a range of cosmetic concerns. They can also prevent future oral health concerns from developing. A stable oral health foundation is essential for effective and long-lasting veneers. They are commonly used to:
- Fix gaps between teeth, especially front teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
Can Dental Veneers Ruin Your Teeth?
The short answer is no. Dental veneers are very resilient to staining and damage due to the material used. They will not hurt your teeth. Regular brushing and flossing, and routine visits to your dentist, will only protect your teeth from further external damage. They can also be retouched in the rare case that they get damaged.
Dr. Desbordes’ Porcelain Veneers Process: What To Expect
Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shields that cover the front and sides of a tooth. Dental veneers are made from high-quality ceramic material. This material is ultra-thin and reflects light as a natural tooth does. You can have a total smile makeover in just a few visits to our Windsor Mill dentist office! It is a more economical treatment than other cosmetic procedures.
The first step is to come in for a detailed dental exam. If you don’t have any major dental issues, we will proceed with the dental veneer procedure. It’s always recommended to fix all tooth issues before getting veneers. Dr. Desbordes will then take impression molds of your teeth to custom design the veneers.
Once the impressions are created, they are sent to a local dental lab to be fabricated to specifications. Once complete, we will call you back for a final fitting and adjustments. Dr. Desbordes will prepare your teeth. A small amount of your tooth enamel will be removed to make room for a secure fit.
Dr. Desbordes fixes the porcelain veneers to your teeth using a color-matched resin. This will create a perfect fit for a permanent restoration. The high-quality material is highly resistant to stains and decay and feels like natural teeth. After your final fitting, we guarantee that you will love your new smile.
FAQ: Porcelain Veneers
What are the disadvantages of porcelain veneers?
Once you commit to getting porcelain veneers, they are irreversible. A small amount of your tooth structure will be removed to accommodate them. Even though veneers are extremely durable, they can be damaged. If your porcelain veneers become chipped, broken, or cracked, they will need to be replaced. Also, your teeth are still susceptible to decay. To protect your teeth and help your veneers last a long time, you must be committed to a strict, daily oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist twice a year for a regular checkup.
Can I whiten my teeth after I get porcelain veneers?
No, you cannot whiten teeth after you have porcelain veneers placed. Veneers are unable to whiten even with professional teeth whitening. They are designed to blend in naturally with your natural teeth. If you want to invest in teeth whitening, it should be done before having your veneers placed.
How do I care for my veneers?
Taking care of your porcelain veneers is simple. You will just need to continue your normal oral hygiene routine including brushing and flossing your teeth daily. You also should visit our Baltimore dentist office twice a year for a routine cleaning and oral exam. Most Dentist recommend that you avoid chewing on hard items that could chip or crack your veneers such as pen caps, fingernails, and ice. With proper care, your porcelain veneers should last up to 10-20 years.
Affordable Cosmetic Dentistry in Windsor Mill
In our Windsor Mill MD dental office, we understand your financial concerns when it comes to dental treatments. Our staff will help ensure you receive the dentistry you deserve, within a budget you feel comfortable with. We never recommend unnecessary treatments. We accept most dental insurance and offer 0% interest financing for up to 6 months. For specific questions please contact our Windsor Mill, MD dental office, and we will be happy to assist you.
If you are looking for an experienced dentist in the Baltimore, MD area that has over 20 years of experience in dentistry, please give us a call at (410) 216-4023 or contact our Woodlawn, MD dental office by scheduling a consultation online.