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All About Porcelain Dental Veneers

Preventive Care in Annapolis MarylandAs we age, our teeth start to show signs of wear and tear from a lifetime of use.  These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments may make us feel self-conscious. Maybe we don’t smile as freely as we should. You may look at your smile in the mirror and be overwhelmed by all the different issues you see. Maybe you’re worried over the amount of work that you’ll need to have the smile you want. Dental veneers could be an option to correct a multitude of problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure.

Dental Veneers in Annapolis, MD

With porcelain dental veneers, Annapolis MD dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can shrink spaces between your teeth, lengthen short or misshapen teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe you have chipped a tooth or two or possibly your teeth are showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can seal them away from further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.

Eating foods with dyes or acidic foods like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage your precious enamel, resulting in tooth sensitivity or discoloration. Digestion begins in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth, some more than others. Some patients may consider teeth whitening procedures, but dental veneers may be the choice for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.

For resolving minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are a quick and affordable option compared with orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for your mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Sheen can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.

Dental Veneers Installation

The veneers are installed by Dr. Sheen after he removes the outermost layer of enamel. Then they are attached to the teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where damaged teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your mouth will still be your own, simply covered with an attractive protective layer that resembles natural teeth!  

There are a few scenarios where porcelain veneers may not be the best option for the patient at this time. For example, patients who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Sheen about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. People with very sensitive teeth may also not want to undergo the procedure until that problem is addressed due to discomfort from the teeth preparation process. Luckily, once these issues are controlled, most patients are able to have veneers installed or can consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Sheen.

To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheen and our dental care team. Call (443) 482- 5202 or schedule a complimentary consultation online today.