Do you have damaged teeth? Are your tooth stains not responding to whitening treatment? Dr. E. Taylor Meiser provides porcelain veneers at Lighthouse Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD.
Dental veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that cover the front of the tooth to change its size, color, and shape. Veneers are thin porcelain ceramic shells that can address various cosmetic dental problems.
Dr. Meiser can provide veneers for patients with teeth that are discolored, short, and even slightly crooked teeth. In addition, he helps his patients find the right cosmetic options to meet their current needs and goals if veneers are not the best option.
Process for Porcelain Veneers in Annapolis, MD
To prepare the natural teeth for veneers, Dr. Meiser will remove a small portion of the tooth enamel. This creates a smooth surface for the veneers to properly adhere to.
Once he prepares the teeth, Dr. Meiser takes impressions of the teeth, which are used as a template to create the custom veneers. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where porcelain veneers are crafted by experienced technicians to match shape, size, and color specifications. Veneers are matched the exact color, shape, and size of your natural teeth so that they provide a natural appearance, that are nearly indistinguishable to the naked eye.
When the veneers are complete, Dr. Meiser double-checks the specifications to ensure that they match the patient’s needs. Then, he uses a tooth bonding material and curing light to adhere the veneers onto the teeth. Veneers are a permanent cosmetic procedure that are stain resistant so they do not require patients to follow any dietary restriction. After the veneers are bonded to your natural tooth enamel, Dr. Meiser will polish them providing a natural sheen.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Do you have questions about your current veneers, or want to learn if they would benefit your smile. Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions and learn more about dental veneers and treatment with veneers below:
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
There are multiple advantages to porcelain veneers. Continue reading to learn about some of the added benefits to veneers:
- Look like and blend in with natural teeth
- Resist staining
- Do not feel bulky
- Repair cosmetic tooth damage
- Can brighten stained teeth
- Create a uniform look
Please get in touch with our office if you are interested in treatment with porcelain veneers. We will help ensure that you are a good candidate for veneer treatment.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are a long-lasting cosmetic treatment. They can last patients for many years with the right care. Immediately after patients receive their veneers, we recommend that they refrain from smoking or consuming foods or beverages that can stain the veneers.
We also encourage patients to continue to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. Patines who visit the dentist on a regular basis and care for their teeth at home often have better, longer-lasting results.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
No, dental veneers are made of a porcelain ceramic material, which does not respond to whitening agents. Porcelain veneers can also actually be used to address stained and discolored teeth. However, if you have old dental veneers that have become discolored over time, please contact our office for a replacement.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Do you think that veneers are the right cosmetic treatment for you? Call Dr. Meiser for treatment today at 410-324-7287. You may also request a dental consultation with Dr. Meiser on our website. If you have any more questions about veneers or current cosmetic concerns, please let us know. We will be glad to help you get the care that you need.