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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.
F ind out more about what it takes to get dental veneers in Owings Mills.
Interested in improving the look of your smile without aggressive or invasive treatments? Then look no further than dental veneers.
What are dental veneers?
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are applied to the front of your teeth to hide minor dental flaws and to boost the overall appearance of your smile.
How can dental veneers improve my smile?
Dental veneers are able to hide a variety of imperfections that other cosmetic procedures might not be able to properly treat:
- Severe discolorations and stains
- Minor crookedness
- Spaces between teeth
- Minimal overcrowding
- Chips and cracks
- Misshapen teeth
Dental veneers are a great option for someone looking to get a brighter, straighter smile without braces or teeth whitening treatments.
What does the dental veneer procedure entail?
Getting dental veneers is a two-step process:
Tooth preparation: One of the biggest advantages of opting for dental veneers is that this procedure requires very little tooth preparation beforehand. Furthermore, this procedure does not require anesthesia, as it’s completely painless. The first step to getting dental veneers involves shaving down some of your tooth enamel to make room for your veneers. However, no more than 1 millimeter of enamel is removed, so this process is considered only minimally invasive.
Applying the veneers: Once tooth preparation is complete, we will go through and choose the veneers with the proper shade to match the rest of your smile. Once you have approved the look of your veneers, we will apply a special resin between your teeth and the veneers and then use a laser to permanently harden the resin.
What are the pros and cons of dental veneers?
One benefit of dental veneers is that you can have a straighter, healthier-looking smile with one minimally invasive procedure. Furthermore, the entire procedure can be performed without anesthesia, offering patients a painless way to get a significant smile makeover.
The one drawback of getting dental veneers is that the procedure is not considered reversible, as we must remove some tooth enamel beforehand.
If you are interested in finding out if dental veneers could improve the health of your smile, then schedule a consultation today with your Owing Mills dentist at Mendelson Family Dentistry, PA.