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If small chips, discoloration, or misalignment have made you unhappy with your teeth and your smile, then dental veneers may be the answer for you. A beautiful smile can restore your self-confidence and self-esteem. If you have teeth that you feel are not aesthetically appealing, but are otherwise healthy, then veneers can provide you with white, even teeth that are perfectly aligned. If this sounds appealing to you, then call our Annapolis office today to schedule a consultation with our dentist to find out whether cosmetic veneers will work for you.
Is a Porcelain Veneer a Good Option?
Dental veneers can be a great option for those who have healthy teeth but have aesthetic issues with them. Veneers are permanently adhered to the surface of your teeth, but they’re only intended for cosmetic purposes, they don’t provide the structural support that crowns provide. Porcelain veneers are comprised of several very thin layers of veneers porcelain and are applied to the front surface of the tooth. They can correct minor defects such as:
Size and shape: If a major event is approaching, you might be apprehensive because of the size and shape of your teeth. Veneers can even the length and width of your teeth and provide you with a beautiful smile that you’ll want to show to everyone. The veneer is applied to the front of the tooth and can adjust minor variations in length, such as those caused by bruxism, for example. Veneers are securely and permanently affixed to your teeth, so if you think your teeth are too big, too small, too round, or too square, then call us today to set up a consultation for getting porcelain veneers in our office in Annapolis.
Tooth color: The color of our teeth can change over time due to medications, lifestyle habits, and the foods and beverages we consume. If you’ve tried tooth whiteners and they’ve been unsuccessful, then veneers may be the answer for you. You can match the shade of your natural teeth or you can choose to go several shades brighter. If this sounds like an option you’d like, then call our Annapolis office for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Alignment and spacing: If your teeth are misaligned or have small gaps, then veneers can correct the misalignment and conceal the gaps so that you have a beautifully even smile. Call our Annapolis office today to schedule an appointment with a dentist who will assess your teeth and determine if veneers will work well for you.
During your initial consultation, your dentist will assess your teeth to ensure that veneers are a good option for you. Then, you’ll be provided with a porcelain veneers cost estimate so that you’ll know exactly the amount of the procedure. We want our patients to have the dental procedures that they need, so don’t delay the treatment that you need because of the porcelain veneers cost. We have payment options available, so call us today to learn more about them.
During your porcelain veneers procedure, your dentist will take a mold of your teeth to ensure that the veneers fit correctly. For some brands of veneers, a 1mm layer of porcelain may need to be removed from your teeth. This is a painless procedure and is necessary in order for the veneers to adhere properly. Once applied, the veneers will look like your natural teeth – only you and your dentist will know that they’re not your own porcelain teeth. Call our Annapolis office today to learn more or to set up your initial consultation.
How Do Veneers Differ From Crowns?
Like porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers are permanently adhered to your natural teeth. They’re made of the same material, and both improve the shape and color of the teeth. The major difference is that veneers are applied for aesthetic purposes, whereas crowns are applied for structural reasons. Crowns cover the entire teeth, but veneers are applied only to the front area of the tooth. Crowns are usually applied to the back teeth and molars because they require more structural strength than the front teeth.
Will My Veneers Need to Be Replaced?
Veneers are permanently installed and should last for a very long time, many last for two decades or more. They require the same type of maintenance that your natural teeth require. And, like your natural teeth they should be flossed and brushed at least daily and not used as bottle openers, bag openers, nutcrackers, or any other purpose for which they weren’t originally designed. If you have additional questions about the longevity of your veneers, call our Annapolis and we’ll be happy to answer them.
What Are Lumineers® and Do You Install Them?
Lumineers® are a specific brand of veneers that are very popular. Their thinness means that you’ll need little or no removal of the surface enamel on your teeth. They also look very natural and are very durable. Call our office if you’re interested in Lumineers and we’ll be glad to help you.
Do Veneers Require Special Upkeep?
Veneers need only the type of upkeep that you provide your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily at a minimum, and using your teeth only for their proper purpose is all that’s required. If you’re biting into something very hard, such as a candy apple, be careful so that you don’t damage your veneers.
Do I Need an Appointment If I Want Veneers in Annapolis?
If you want veneers, then call our Annapolis office at (410) 793-4922 and we can help you. We’ll set up a consultation at your convenience and get you started on restoring your beautiful smile. We look forward to speaking with you, so call us today.