Do you want to cosmetically enhance your smile? Consider dental veneers. Veneers are thin, shell-like cosmetic restorations that cover discolored, crooked, and misshapen teeth.
As a cosmetic dental treatment, porcelain veneers create straighter, brighter smiles. We use dental veneers made of porcelain ceramic for natural results. Porcelain ceramic reflects light just like natural teeth. An experienced general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Puneet Agarwal offers porcelain veneers to patients at Dovedale Dental Care in Marriottsville, MD.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Marriottsville, MD
To prepare teeth for veneers, Dr. Agarwal will clean the enamel and then remove a small portion of the enamel. Veneers add structure to the tooth, so we will need to remove one-half millimeter. Preparing the teeth also ensures that the veneers bond naturally to the tooth. Then, Dr. Agarwal will take a dental impression which is sent to a dental laboratory.
While a ceramicist creates your permanent veneers, Dr. Agarwal will place temporary veneers to protect your enamel. Once the permanent veneers are complete, Dr. Agarwal will remove your temporary veneers and ensure that the permanent veneers are in the correct shade and shape. Finally, Dr. Agarwal will permanently bond your veneers in place, making adjustments as needed.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Do you have more questions about veneers? Read answers to commonly asked questions our patients have about this treatment:
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers last for many years with the right care. To care for your veneers, avoid staining foods and beverages directly after your treatment. Wine, coffee, tea, tomatoes, and berries can stain easily. In addition, avoid eating overly sticky or hard foods that can damage your veneers. Taking these precautions will help ensure that your veneers last.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
- Look and feel natural
- Create a straighter smile
- Brightens the tooth enamel
- Offer long-lasting results
Are porcelain veneers right for me?
We will determine if dental veneers are right for you at a consultation. Dr. Agarwal or a member of his team will examine your teeth and gums. Patients who receive veneers need to be in good oral health. If needed, we will recommend treatment so you are in optimal health. Veneers may also be more costly than dental bonding, especially if patients want to address all of the teeth in their smile line.
How do I care for my dental veneers?
Right after you receive your veneers, do not eat or drink staining foods and beverages. Do not chew on ice or eat hard candies as this can also damage your veneers. To clean your veneers, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Brush your veneers gently and continue to floss between your veneers just like natural teeth. Caring for your veneers in this way will prevent dull or scratched veneers.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers today. Request a dental consultation with Dr. Agarwal on our website. You may also contact Dovedale Dental Care by calling 410-442-1173. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental appointment.