By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
May 24, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

If you feel as though your smile is dull, damaged or generally not up to par, you may have looked into porcelain veneers. These versatile veneersdental restorations can accomplish many tasks, from subtly tweaking your smile’s imperfections to renewing an entire arch of teeth to straighten, even and whiten them. Learn more about porcelain veneers with Dr. H. David Allick at White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD.

What can veneers do for me? 
Dentists use dental veneers to improve the appearance of imperfections in the teeth. The veneer itself fits over the front of the tooth and covers the imperfections, providing a completely new appearance. The new appearance can be subtle or dramatic, depending on your preferences. Dentists often use dental veneers to treat issues like:

  • chipped teeth
  • cracked teeth
  • yellowed teeth
  • discolored teeth
  • slightly misaligned teeth
  • slight overcrowding
  • slight under crowding

What can I expect from my veneers? 
Porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years with the proper care. The procedure is permanent and irreversible and patients should understand that a committed oral care routine is necessary to keep their veneers healthy. Before placing your veneers, your dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from their surfaces. This roughens the surface of the tooth to help the bond between the veneer and the tooth and makes room for the veneer to fit against the tooth naturally.

Porcelain Veneers in Rockville, MD
If you decide veneers are the right dental procedure for you, regular dental examinations and cleanings alongside a strong at-home oral care routine will become more important than ever. Your at-home routine should consist of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once. Seeing your dentist for bi-annual checkup appointments will help them catch dental issues like tooth decay early while at their most treatable stages. Additionally, regular dental cleanings will keep both your veneers and natural teeth healthy and free of bacteria and plaque.

For more information on dental veneers, please contact Dr. Allick at White Flint Dental Associates in Rockville, MD. Call (301) 881-6666 to schedule your consultation for veneers today!