Veneers

Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Germantown, MD

More than 25% of Americans don’t like to smile because they’re unhappy with their teeth, and 81% of people feel their teeth look unattractive in photographs. If you feel self-conscious about your smile, let the experienced team of dentists at Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center in Germantown, Maryland, enhance your teeth with custom veneers. Veneers are an ideal way to improve a variety of common dental concerns. Call the office today to learn more, or book a consultation through the online scheduler.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that your dentist custom fits for your individual teeth to help improve the appearance of your smile. These durable veneers bond to the front side of your natural teeth to create a more uniform appearance. 

Veneers can reshape your teeth, make them whiter, and cover up a variety of common dental flaws for a more symmetrical, evenly spaced, aesthetically pleasing smile. 

What kinds of dental issues can veneers correct?

Veneers can enhance your teeth and correct a variety of minor dental issues, such as:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Oddly sized teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Damaged enamel 

Veneers are typically made from porcelain, and your dentist matches them in size and color to your nearby teeth. Or, if you opt for veneers on most of your front teeth, you can improve the color of your smile by selecting veneers that are whiter and brighter than your natural teeth. 

What is the procedure for getting veneers?

After your initial consultation with your dentist and the creation of your custom veneers, you return to Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center to have your veneers bonded to your teeth. To prepare each tooth for your new veneers, your dentist first removes about one-half of a millimeter of enamel from the surface of your tooth. This makes room for the new veneers. 

Typically, this process isn’t painful, but if you need a local anesthetic for comfort, you may discuss this with your dental team, as they make your comfort a top priority during all dental procedures. 

Once your teeth are carefully cleaned and prepared for the new veneers, the bonding process begins. Your doctor carefully places each individual veneer on each tooth and ensures its proper fit. 

Your dentist applies a special bonding cement to the veneer, so it adheres to your tooth. A special ultraviolet light cures the cement and permanently bonds the veneer securely to each tooth. When you leave the office, you’re ready to share your new and improved smile with the world. 

With proper care, dental veneers last 10-15 years and provide added durability and aesthetic value to your teeth. 

If you’re among the many Americans who are unhappy with their smile, veneers may be an ideal solution. Call the Germantown office to schedule a consultation today, or book an appointment online.