Porcelain Veneers Owings Mills, MD

Do you have chipped or crooked teeth? Owings Mills Dental Care can fix your teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Our professional dental team can provide you with expert treatments to fix many kinds of imperfections with your teeth. One cosmetic treatment option is dental veneers. Owings Mills Dental Care offers in-office treatment for porcelain veneers in Owings Mills, MD as a cosmetic treatment option for one or more teeth, providing a smoother and brighter appearance.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin covers or shells that your dentist will bond to the front of your tooth. These shells of ceramic porcelain will look like natural teeth to create a uniform smile. We will custom-make them to fit precisely over your existing tooth, helping to shape it into a more desirable appearance.

Our cosmetic dentists may suggest porcelain veneers to:

  • Easily whiten dull or stained teeth
  • Close the gap between two teeth
  • Improve the appearance of misshapen or crooked teeth
  • Make uneven teeth appear even in length
  • Improve the appearance of cracked or chipped teeth

Affordable porcelain Veneers in Owings Mills, MD

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a natural-looking solution for patients at Owings Mills Dental Care. Porcelain veneers:

  • Provide durability
  • Require no special maintenance
  • Are stain-resistant
  • Look and feel natural

Because our dental veneers are created from porcelain material, they can be color-matched and can reflect light. Their material offers a cosmetic restoration that looks and feels natural. Some patients may even forget that they have veneers bonded to their teeth.

Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Owings Mills, MD

Before treatment, the dentist will review your budget, goals, and oral health to ensure that porcelain veneers are the right choice for you. The dentist will also assess your teeth and gums prior to bonding your porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are crafted from thin shells of dental ceramic which are reflective and color-matched to natural teeth. The dentist will remove as little tooth enamel as possible for your veneers. They will remove a small amount of tooth structure from the tooth or teeth that will receive the dental veneers. After the dentist prepares your teeth, they will take molds of teeth to create customer-fit veneers.

The doctor will fit you with temporary veneers before the final restoration is complete. After several weeks, the dentistwill bond the permanent veneers to the prepared teeth and will make any necessary adjustments for fit and to ensure that you have a stable bite. Your dentist will give you a polished and natural look by permanently bonding the porcelain veneers to your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

We have put together the answers to the most common questions people ask about porcelain veneers. If you are curious about the procedure, the results, or aftercare, please read through our frequently asked questions. If you have further questions, please contact Owings Mills Dental Care Monday through Friday during our office hours.

Are porcelain veneers better than tooth bonding?

Yes. Porcelain veneers are more durable and provide lasting results compared to dental bonding. The Dentist will recommend using dental bonding as a temporary measure when you are not ready for veneers or other options. Veneers will last much longer than dental bonding and they will not need to touch up.

Will I get temporary veneers while waiting for my permanent veneers?

Yes, while waiting for the dental lab to craft your permanent porcelain veneers, we will place temporary dental veneers on your teeth. The purpose of temoraries is to protect your teeth and maintain aesthetics while you wait for your permanent restorations. These temporaries ensure you can eat and speak comfortably, offering a glimpse of the final look until your custom-made veneers are ready for installation.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Porcelain veneers can last between 15 to 20 years before we recommend replacement. You can extend the life of your veneers with excellent oral hygiene routines and bi-yearly dental care. Your Dentist can also repair and replace your veneers if you damage them. 

Does dental insurance cover veneers?

Dental insurance does not typically cover Veneers. However, your dental insurance may partially cover veneers if you plan to place them for restorative purposes.  These restorative reasons could include a broken tooth or an infected or chipped tooth.

Discuss the procedure with your dentist and insurance provider to see if you can get partial coverage. We also provide dental financing options.

How do I care for my porcelain veneers?

If you choose to get porcelain veneers, it is vital to take good care of them to ensure their longevity. You should maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily with a non-abrasive toothpaste and flossing once a day. We suggest using a soft-bristle toothbrush to avoid damaging the teeth veneers.

Even though porcelain veneers are pretty good at resisting stains, they are not immune to them. We suggest limiting the consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks. Avoid biting down on any type of hard object because this can lead to chips or cracks. Finally, visit your dentist regularly for a check-up and professional cleaning to ensure your dental veneers and teeth are healthy and in good condition.

Will people be able to tell I have dental veneers?

Porcelain veneers are high-quality cosmetic dentistry restorations that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. We design them so that the shape, color, and size of your dental veneers match your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless integration. With proper care and expert placement, it’s unlikely that people will notice you have dental veneers.

Does the porcelain veneer process hurt?

The porcelain veneer process does not typically cause pain but it may cause minimal discomfort. The process may require the removal of a very small amount of tooth enamel or minor reshaping of your natural tooth. In these cases, we will use a local anesthetic to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the process. After your appointment, you may have some sensitivity or mild soreness, but these sensations are usually brief and manageable with over-the-counter pain relief if necessary.

Schedule a Consultation for Porcelain Veneers in Owings Mills, MD Today

Do you want a brighter and fuller smile? Or, do you have broken or stained teeth and want to restore your smile? Call Owings Mills Dental Care for high-quality treatment with porcelain veneers today at (410) 314-9546. You can also schedule an appointment online.