Our teeth begin to show signs of wear and tear as we age. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments can lead to feeling self-conscious and hiding our smile. Perhaps you see your smile in the mirror and are overwhelmed by all the different issues you see there. Maybe you’re afraid of the amount of work that you’ll need to have the smile you want. Porcelain dental veneers could be way to correct most of your issues with just one procedure instead of several.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Ellicott City MD dentist Dr. Ray Becker of Howard County Smiles can improve the aesthetics of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can narrow gaps between your teeth, reshape worn or chipped teeth and provide a fresh face for stained teeth. Porcelain dental veneers can restore the appearance of your teeth while protecting them from further damage. And they look and feel natural too.
Foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage enamel, staining it and even making your teeth more sensitive. It has been said that digestion begins in the mouth, and everything we eat affects our teeth in some way. You may be considering having your teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple dental concerns that need to be resolved.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers are a faster and easier to care for option than orthodontic treatment and more affordable. Porcelain veneers are custom-made for each patient’s mouth using CEREC technology so Dr. Becker can design yours to cover any minor misalignments, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Becker after he removes the outermost layer of enamel in order to ensure your teeth do not feel overly large in your mouth. Then they are simply attached to the damaged existing teeth. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are removed or altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply covered with an attractive protective layer, resulting in an enhanced version of your smile. They’re like a facelift for your teeth!
There are some cases where porcelain veneers may not be the best option for a patient at this time. For example, those who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may want to consult with Dr. Becker about addressing this issue before veneers are installed. Patients with very sensitive teeth also may not want to undergo the procedure until this issues is addressed as the removal of enamel can be uncomfortable for some. Fortunately, once these issues are addressed, most patients are able to benefit from porcelain veneers or other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Becker.
Dental Veneers In Ellicott City, MD
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Becker and our dental care team at Howard County Smiles. Call 410.415.9013 or schedule a consultation online today.