Renew Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Has your smile changed over the years? Revitalizing your smile is easy when you choose porcelain veneers. Our Bethesda, MD, family dentist, Dr. John Kelly, explains how veneers can dramatically improve your smile.
Veneers offer excellent smile-changing capabilities
Veneers are just about as thick as a contact lens, yet they're incredibly effective at hiding a variety of imperfections in tooth enamel that affect your smile. Veneers can be created to match the shape of your tooth exactly or even change it. We'll make an impression of your teeth in our Bethesda office and send it to a laboratory that will create the porcelain restorations based on our instructions. In addition to its ability to withstand wear and tear, porcelain also closely resembles natural tooth enamel, making it an excellent material for veneers.
Before we make an impression, we'll prepare your tooth enamel to ensure a comfortable fit. Once your new veneers arrive, we'll attach them to the fronts of your teeth with dental cement.
Porcelain veneers are used to treat many types of cosmetic issues
You might benefit from veneers if you have:
- A Dull Smile: Wrinkles make you look older, but they aren't the only factor in your changing appearance. As you age your teeth become duller, which enhances the effects of aging. Teeth can also become dull or yellow if you smoke or eat or drink foods and beverages that stain teeth. Porcelain veneers offer a very effective, long-term teeth whitening solution and are resistant to food and beverage stains.
- Discolorations: Veneers hide discolorations that mar the appearance of your enamel. Whether your tooth has darkened due to an injury, large filling or an antibiotic you took years ago, veneers can restore the original color of your tooth.
- Chips and Cracks: Small chips and cracks may not affect the integrity of your teeth, but they certainly affect their appearance. Covering these minor imperfections with porcelain veneers is an excellent smile booster.
- Other Appearance Issues: Porcelain veneers are a good option if you have slight gaps between your teeth or don't like the shape or length of teeth.
Make over your smile with porcelain veneers. Call our Bethesda, MD, family dentist, Dr. Kelly, at (301) 657-3220 to schedule an appointment.