If you are looking to transform your smile, Drs. Wooddell and Passaro offer a range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that will improve the aesthetics of your teeth and your oral health. After a consultation, they can suggest one or several treatments to help you achieve the smile you desire. They often recommend porcelain veneers, a highly customized and versatile dental restoration. We welcome patients from Annapolis, MD to visit our dentist office for a cosmetic dentistry consultation.
Porcelain veneers are popular dental restorations used by people that are unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Whether you are trying to make dramatic or subtle updates to your smile, dental veneers can deliver natural results that will feel comfortable. They are stain resistant and extremely durable.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are very thin shells that are secured to the front of a tooth to improve the appearance. Using impressions, they are customized for a precise fit to each tooth. They are considered a permanent dental restoration since a small amount of the tooth surface needs to be removed. Just like your natural teeth, they will need to be cared for daily and can last up to 15 years if properly maintained. The process to have them attached will require about three visits. The dental veneers we offer at our Annapolis MD area dentist office are usually made of ceramic or porcelain.
Teeth veneers are used to address:
- Aging teeth that have worn down
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Stained, discolored or yellowed teeth
- Stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- Misshapen or crooked teeth that do not need orthodontic treatment
- Gaps between teeth
The dental veneer process will require about three visits to our Annapolis, MD area dentist office.
First Visit – At your initial visit, our dentists will evaluate your teeth and mouth as well as your oral health. Using advanced digital technology, they are able to get precise imagery of your teeth and mouth. The high resolution imagery will allow them to accurately plan and design your teeth veneers to ensure a perfect fit, preventing the need for additional treatments.
Second Visit – At your next visit, one of our expert cosmetic dentists will prepare the teeth being treated. Your dentist will remove a layer of enamel from each tooth being treated to create room for dental veneers. Removing a minimal amount of the tooth surface will ensure a comfortable fit of the porcelain veneers. Next we will take dental impressions of your mouth and teeth. These will be used to fabricate your veneers at a dental lab. Some patients will have temporary dental veneers placed to protect the teeth while your final restorations are being made.
Third Visit – When your porcelain veneers are ready, you can schedule your final appointment. At this visit, our dental staff will permanently secure the customized dental veneers to each tooth with a strong adhesive. We will check for color and fit and will make adjustments if necessary. The final result is a beautiful, comfortable new smile that is designed to enhance both aesthetics and dental health.