If you have chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth and you want a more permanent solution than crowns or a teeth whitening treatment, you might benefit from dental veneers. The team at Daniella Perez Simon, DMD in North Bethesda, Maryland, regularly uses veneers to restore their patient’s smiles and confidence. To request your veneers consultation, call the office or click the online scheduling tool today.
Dental veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain, ceramic, or composite resin that are attached to the front of your natural, permanent teeth. Once placed, veneers can change the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth.
Veneers are incredibly versatile and can address a wide variety of oral imperfections, including:
Your Daniella Perez Simon, DMD provider might also recommend dental veneers if you have gaps or spaces between your teeth.
At Daniella Perez Simon, DMD, the team offers two different types of veneers:
Ceramic or porcelain veneers are incredibly sturdy and long-lasting. In addition, they’re smooth and feature a translucent surface that mimics the color and light-reflecting properties of your natural teeth. Porcelain or ceramic veneers are also stain-resistant.
Lumineers® are similar to traditional veneers. However, they’re much thinner — approximately 0.2mm — and replicate the appearance of your natural enamel. Because Lumineers are so thin, little or no tooth reduction is necessary. With proper care, Lumineers can last up to two decades.
Getting dental veneers typically takes two separate appointments.
At your first appointment, your dentist performs an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and discusses your aesthetic goals for treatment. The team might also take a series of X-rays to get a better look at your teeth. If you have healthy teeth and gums, your Dr. Daniella Perez Simon DMD provider moves forward with treatment.
First, your dentist administers a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums. After the anesthesia sets in, your provider carefully removes about ½ millimeter of enamel from each tooth’s surface. Next, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory that manufactures your veneers.
Your return a week or two later for your second appointment. At your second appointment, your Daniella Perez Simon, DMD provider temporarily places your veneers over your teeth to make sure they align properly and match the rest of your smile. If everything looks good, your veneers are bonded in place using dental cement. The process is quick and pain-free. Your dentist might also ask you to return for a follow-up appointment a week later to monitor how you’re adjusting.
Interested in seeing if dental veneers are right for you? If so, call the office or click the online scheduling tool to book your appointment today.