Some people enjoy perfect oral health but dislike the appearance of their teeth and gums. At Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD Dr. Harold Mendelson and Dr. Herbert Mendelson offer modern cosmetic dentistry services which make over the less favorable aspects of a smile. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular and versatile improvements. Learn more about them here.
FAQS about porcelain veneers
What are porcelain veneers?
Also called laminates, porcelain veneers are wafer-thin and translucent pieces of porcelain. Customized to fit over the front of selected teeth, they disguise flaws such as dark stains, small gaps, craze lines, chips and more. Veneers are considered permanent dental refurbishments because they require some limited enamel resurfacing to facilitate correct fit and bite. When you start wearing veneers, you will always need them, replacing worn one with new ones as needed as years go on.
Who can get porcelain veneers?
Many adult patients at Mendelson Family Dentistry in Owings Mills qualify for porcelain veneers. The dentist consults with patients to discuss their treatment options and potential for change. This consultation includes a complete oral examination, X-rays and photos. Healthy teeth and gums are prerequisites for any aesthetic makeover, including veneers.
How long does the process take?
You can expect the veneer process to take two to three visits to Mendelson Family Dentistry: one for the consultation, another for oral impressions, enamel preparation and placement of temporary veneers, and a third for bonding of your new laminates.
Do laminates look real?
Yes, they do. They are naturally colored and shaped to blend in with the rest of your smile. Dr. Mendelson works with a trusted dental lab which has the expertise to craft high-quality restorations, such as veneers, with great precision and artistry. The dentist ensures they fit properly and do not irritate your gums or other oral tissues.
How long do veneers last?
Usually, they last ten years or longer. Good oral hygiene habits are important as is routine in-office care. Veneers are very strong; however, you should avoid hard foods and grinding your teeth.
Will I like my new smile?
Patients love their veneers. Their teeth look natural--only better. Plus, as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asserts, people who like how their teeth look, smile more and feel very confident in social and professional settings.
Get more information
Drs. Herbert or Harold Mendelson at Mendelson Cosmetic Dentistry in Owings Mills, MD would love to show you how porcelain veneers can transform your smile. Please contact the office to set up a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Phone (410) 356-4100.