What makes a beautiful smile?
Everyone may answer a little differently, but there are a few qualities that most will agree on:
- Good tooth color
If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, porcelain veneers could be just what you’re looking for. With Dr. Becker, dental veneers are a “one- and- done” cosmetic dentistry procedure. We use CEREC technology so that patients are able to receive their dental veneers in just one visit to our Columbia, MD dentist office.
Learn more: CEREC for cosmetic dentistry
About Dental Veneers
What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
While dental crowns and veneers are a very similar type of restoration, there are a few key differences. One of the main differences between crowns and veneers is that a dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a dental veneer only covers the front and sides of a tooth. Porcelain veneers are colored matched to blend in with your surrounding natural teeth. The restoration is a very thin shell that Dr. Becker will permanently bond to the front and sides of your tooth to hide just about any imperfection. Since veneers are not porous, they will not stain easily.
Veneers are commonly used to:
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Cover stained or discolored teeth
About the Procedure
At Howard County Smiles we use CEREC technology to design, fabricate and fit dental veneers in just one visit to our Ellicott City, MD dentist office. In just one visit you can have your dental veneers custom designed and milled on site.
Dr. Becker will remove a substantial amount of tooth enamel to allow room for the dental veneer. Once the teeth are prepared, he will use the state of the art CAD/CAM technology of CEREC, to take precise digital images of your teeth. Using these 3-D images, he is able to create beautiful and natural dental veneers. This eliminates the need for messy impression trays and reduces the amount of time it takes to design a custom veneer.
Once the design is complete, and the patient is satisfied with the digital preview of their new teeth, Dr. Becker will use our onsite laboratory equipment to fabricate your veneer while you wait. The custom veneer will be permanently bonded to the prepared teeth. Patients are able to leave our dentist office with their newly restored, beautiful smile.
Dr. Becker has taught advanced esthetics and has years of experience providing impeccable results with same-day dental veneers. With Dr. Becker, you are able to enjoy the benefits of your total smile makeover in just one visit to our dentist office.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, the number of porcelain veneers placed and specific condition of the patient. Before treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We offer convenient payment options including interest-free financing through Care Credit for qualified patients.How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are designed to last a lifetime. This longevity can be achieved with proper care and maintenance. That includes a proper at home hygiene routine and regular visits to the dentist for professional cleaning and examination.Is the porcelain veneer procedure painful?
Patients often worry about the pain associated with porcelain veneers. We take steps to ensure that each patient undergoing treatment with porcelain veneers is comfortable and relaxed. It is common for patients to experience some mild sensitivity immediately following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 u2013 3 days of treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in porcelain veneers in the Columbia, MD and Ellicott City, MD area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ray Becker. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.