Dental Veneers Are a Solution for Crooked Teeth

Veneers Annapolis, MD

If you have ever looked in the mirror and wished your teeth were straighter, you are not alone. Many people feel self-conscious about their smiles because of issues like crooked teeth. Dental veneers may be the solution for you if you are one of these people.

Fixing crooked teeth with dental veneers

Dental veneers are thin porcelain pieces bonded to the front of teeth. They can be used to correct a wide variety of dental problems, including gaps, chips, and stains. Veneers can also be used to change the shape and size of your teeth.

Veneers can be used to address crooked teeth and other teeth alignment issues, but they are typically recommended as a last resort since the procedure often requires removing enamel from the patient's teeth.

The process of getting dental veneers usually takes two or three visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the patient's teeth for veneers and take an impression or digital images of them. Preparing teeth for veneers involves removing enamel proportional to the thickness of the veneers being used. This leads to a better fit for the restoration and prevents it from making the patient's teeth appear abnormally large. Removing enamel from a tooth is a permanent alteration that cannot be reversed in the future. This means the tooth will always need some restoration attached to it moving forward to serve as its artificial enamel.

An impression of the patient's teeth is taken after their teeth have been prepared for the procedure. The impression is sent to a dental lab where restorations like veneers are made. The process takes two to three weeks for the custom veneers to get back to the dentist. The prepared teeth are covered with temporary cement for the time being to serve as their artificial enamel.

The second visit is when the custom veneers are bonded to the patient's teeth. The dentist removes the temporary veneers and places the custom veneers in their targeted positions. Adjustments are made as needed before cementing the veneers in place.

Life after getting dental veneers

Patients may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures immediately after getting dental veneers. However, this should go away within a few days. That is about the amount of time it takes for the dental cement to set. Patients should avoid chewing hard foods or biting their nails during this period, as this can damage the veneers.

Veneers do not require specialized care and can last up to 15 years with good oral hygiene. Veneers are also often made of stain-resistant materials like porcelain and ceramics, making it easier to keep your improved smile pearly white.

Restore your smile with veneers

Overall, dental veneers are a great way to improve your smile. Any smile can be instantly transformed by placing veneers on the person's teeth. Call or visit our Annapolis clinic to consult with our cosmetic dentist to find out if veneers are right for you.

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