Porcelain Veneers – Annapolis, MD
Achieve the Beautiful Smile You Deserve
Do you feel like your smile leaves something to be desired? Maybe a few of your teeth have chips or cracks, or they’re just crooked enough to leave you feeling blue about your grin. That’s where porcelain veneers in Annapolis come in. These ultra-thin restorations are placed over your teeth to conceal flaws and help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve. If you’re interested in having a smile that truly shines, contact us to schedule a consultation to see if porcelain veneers are right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Neil W. Vanik for Porcelain Veneers?
- Correct Multiple Imperfections at Once
- Experienced and Caring Dentist
- Beautiful Smile Can Last for Years to Come
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin restorations made of durable dental porcelain. They are bonded to the front-facing surfaces of your teeth to mask all sorts of cosmetic imperfections, from chips to gaps to severe discoloration. No matter what problem you may have with your smile, porcelain veneers can most likely solve it. Once they have been attached to your teeth, you can expect your gorgeous new grin to last for years to come.
Process for Getting Veneers
Getting porcelain veneers typically takes two appointments, after the initial consultation to determine whether they are the ideal treatment for you. First, Dr. Vanik will prep your teeth by removing a trace amount of enamel, or the outside layer of your teeth. Don’t worry, only the smallest amount possible will be removed. This is done to ensure that the veneers lay flat against your teeth and don’t bulge out in unsightly ways.
Then, Dr. Vanik will take impressions of your prepped teeth and send those off to the lab, where your new smile will be expertly crafted. Next, he will place temporary veneers to protect your teeth and allow you to get used to the way they will feel in your mouth. You’ll simply wear these for a couple of weeks until your permanent veneers are ready. Return to our office then and Dr. Vanik will fix you with your amazing new smile.
Benefits of Veneers
Porcelain veneers are one of the most natural-looking restorations that modern cosmetic dentistry has to offer. Dr. Vanik can customize their shape, size, and color to make sure they seamlessly blend in with your smile while simultaneously improving it. Not only do they look completely natural, but they’ll also feel like part of your smile as well. Unless you’re looking in the mirror at your beautiful grin, you might even forget you got veneers!
They’re also incredibly durable, even more so than natural tooth enamel. In addition, they’re highly resistant to staining. Even if a love of coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco yellowed your natural teeth, it will take significantly longer for those habits to damaged teeth protected by veneers. If you take proper care of your veneers, they can last more than a decade before they need to be replaced.
How to Maintain Your Veneers
Taking care of your veneers is actually not that different from caring for your natural teeth. Make sure to brush every day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush, as well as clean between your teeth with floss every day. Additionally, attend your regular checkups with Dr. Vanik every six months to make sure your veneers are in good shape and get a professional cleaning to keep them shining bright.
Even though veneers are highly durable, they’re not indestructible. You should still wear a mouthguard during sports and other physical activities to prevent your veneers from getting chipped or dislodged from your teeth. If you think you grind your teeth at night, ask Dr. Vanik about getting a nightguard to prevent your teeth from making harmful contact while you sleep. Grinding your teeth can subtly wear away at your enamel, as well as the material of your veneers.