Dental Veneers in Germantown, MD
Rosewood Dental provides dental veneers in Germantown, MD. Call 301-515-2466 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental veneers are a versatile cosmetic treatment option that can be used for a dramatic smile makeover or to improve the appearance of a single tooth with aesthetic imperfections. Veneers are made of a thin tooth-colored porcelain that covers the front of the tooth and wraps around the edges. Dental veneers are used to correct the following cosmetic issues:
- Stains, yellowing, and other discoloration
- Gaps between teeth
- Uneven tooth lengths
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Slight misalignments of the teeth
- Teeth size and shape
Other cosmetic dental procedures, such as teeth whitening, composite bonding, Invisalign, and crowns, can also be used to address these issues, so during your initial consultation at our office, we will go over the various treatment options with you and determine which one best meets your goals and budget.
Getting Dental Veneers
The first step in getting dental veneers is to have a small amount of enamel removed from your teeth. Then, we take impressions of your teeth, which are used by a dental laboratory to create custom-made veneers. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary set of veneers to ensure that you’re happy with how they look and feel.
When your permanent veneers are complete, you'll return to our office to have them bonded to your teeth, then cured with an ultraviolet light. You can return to work, school, and your other normal activities after your procedure.
Maintaining your veneers is simple. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Visit your dentist every six months for exams and cleanings, and if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth, ask your dentist for a bite guard to wear at night. Biting your fingernails, ice, or opening packages with your teeth should be avoided to protect your veneers from damage. While veneers breaking off of teeth is rare, it can happen if you have bad oral habits.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Veneers
How much do veneers cost?
The cost of dental veneers can vary a great deal depending on the material chosen, the number of veneers being placed, and which teeth are being worked on. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll be able to provide you with a detailed estimate.
How long do veneers last?
High-quality porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years with proper care and maintenance.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
It’s a common misconception that veneers ruin your teeth, but this isn’t true—only a small amount of enamel is removed from the surface, and it’s not enough to compromise the health or integrity of your tooth.
Do veneers look natural?
When veneers are designed by a skilled cosmetic dentist, no one will know they’re not your real teeth! We take steps to match your veneers with your unique facial proportions and features for a natural look.
Is it painful to get veneers?
Because it’s possible that you might experience sensitivity while getting veneers, we use local anesthetic to numb the area where we’re working. This means you won’t experience any pain.
Call 301-515-2466 to schedule your appointment.