Learn about the dental veneer procedure with Gambrills, MD area dentist
Imperfections in your smile can affect how you appear to others, and perhaps more importantly, your self-confidence. Chipped, cracked, or stained teeth can leave a negative first impression when you meet with friends, coworkers, or clients. When Gambrills, MD area patients have crooked teeth or other problems near the front of their smile, they might benefit from the placement of dental veneers. Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester and the team at Bingham-Lester Dentistry offer this versatile cosmetic procedure to hide a variety of imperfections and enhance patients’ smiles.
How do dental veneers work?
Dental veneers are porcelain restorations that can be used to conceal imperfections at the front of your smile. This includes covering teeth that are:
- Unusually shaped
When these imperfections affect the anterior (front) teeth, our team of professionals may suggest the placement of veneers. Veneers are extremely thin facings made of porcelain and are bonded onto the tooth to cover problem areas. Porcelain is a material commonly used in dentistry because it mimics the natural appearance of tooth enamel and can be made to the dentist’s specifications. Our team ensures that the restorations that we place are beautiful and blend in with the rest of your smile to keep its natural appearance and seamlessly integrate the repair.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
As with any dental restoration made by a professional, it is important for patients to take good care of their smile to extend the longevity of the restoration. In most cases, with proper care, patients will enjoy their porcelain veneers for ten years or longer. Patients should also take care to ensure they do not chew on hard objects such as ice to keep their veneers from chipping or breaking. Patients should also visit their dentist regularly to ensure cavities and disease are not impacting the tooth structure underneath the veneers.
Discover the benefits of porcelain veneers
Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester and her staff in Gambrills, MD are available to assist new and current patients with a wide range of dental restorations, including the placement of porcelain veneers to fix crooked teeth, hide gaps, or treat other cosmetic imperfections. Enhance your smile today! Call 410-885-6522 to schedule an appointment with our team and discuss the ways in which we can help you improve the health and appearance of your smile.