Porcelain Veneers in Waldorf, MD
Veneers are porcelain facings, which are bonded to your existing teeth. They can alter most cosmetic problems and totally transform a smile in just two appointments.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin, translucent coating made out of porcelain. They are applied to the teeth to improve their color, size, or shape. They can fix a myriad of cosmetic problems and transform your smile into one of beauty. They are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics” as they can transform crooked teeth into a beautiful smile in typically just two appointments. Smile makeovers as seen on many television programs are often the result of the placement of porcelain veneers.
Veneers can correct many dental problems. They can:
- Close gaps and spaces between teeth
- Lengthen and change the shape of teeth
- Whiten stained teeth that resist conventional whitening
- Improve the appearance of chipped, cracked or worn teeth
- Transform the appearance of crooked teeth
- Are veneers a good option for a total smile makeover?
Yes. In fact, when you see a total smile makeover, very often what you are seeing is a brand new set of beautiful porcelain veneers. They can totally transform a smile in as little as two visits.
What can I expect from the porcelain veneer procedure?
Porcelain veneers take at least two appointments because we must first shape your teeth and prepare them for the new veneers. Typically, this means removing some tooth tissue to make room for the new veneers, and roughing the tooth surface to ensure a tight, strong bond. Next we will make a wax impression of your teeth to be used as a model for the porcelain to be shaped to your precise specifications. At Lasher, Harriman, and Associates, we use the premier lab in the United States to fabricate the beautiful porcelain veneers.
Once I have veneers, what can I expect?
Once the veneer is in place, it will function just like a regular tooth. A veneer is considered a permanent tooth restoration, but that doesn’t mean it is expected to last forever. Proper care and habits and regular dental examinations and cleanings will allow you to keep your veneers looking beautiful.