Are damaged or discolored teeth affecting your smile confidence?
We offer cosmetic dental solutions including porcelain veneers to patients at Halliburton Family Dentistry in Ellicott City, MD. Dr. Denise Halliburton uses veneers as a cosmetic dentistry treatment to help patients with damaged and discolored teeth get their smiles back. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers can be highly customized for the individual patient and are made to blend seamlessly with your natural smile and appearance.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment: What to Expect
To begin treatment, we remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth. This is done to create the right bonding surface for the veneers. Then, Dr. Halliburton will take digital impressions of the teeth to send to a dental lab. The lab creates the veneers according to these specifications.
When the veneers are complete, will clean the tooth’s surface and bond the veneers to the teeth. We check your bite and make final adjustments to ensure that the veneers are in the right shape and size for your comfort. Patients can receive porcelain veneers in just two visits to our office.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are popular because they can treat a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry concerns. They’re a permanent solution for patients that have issues they want to fix. If your teeth are discolored and don’t respond to traditional whitening treatment, porcelain veneers can completely cover the discolored tooth. When they’re made, the ceramicist color-matches them to the shade of white that you desire.
Veneers also treat broken, cracked, or chipped teeth. The veneer covers the full front and sides of the tooth, meaning it can replace a part that’s broken off. They’re always made custom to your teeth, making them ideal to cover misshapen teeth or gaps between teeth. They’re made to look natural and blend in with the size and shape of the rest of your smile.
Patients like porcelain veneers because they’re low-maintenance and they look and feel like natural teeth. They’re permanent, so you get a solution that lasts a lifetime. Unlike some other cosmetic restorations, veneers are stain-resistant and hold up to things like drinking coffee better than others.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Read the answers to commonly asked questions about porcelain veneers:
How much are porcelain veneers?
The materials, size, and location of the tooth are all factors that go into the price of dental veneers. Dental veneer treatment costs will vary from patient to patient. Tooth veneers are permanent and can cover an extensive area of the tooth. For patients with more minor cosmetic concerns, we offer dental bonding. This more economical alternative to dental veneers is best used for chips, cracks, and small injuries in the tooth enamel.
Am I a candidate for porcelain veneer treatment?
We always take the time to evaluate our patient’s smiles before treatment. Gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, and TMJ disorders need to be treated before any cosmetic treatment including veneers. Once we ensure that patients have not underlying oral health problems, we can go forward with treatment.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers are permanent and will last for many years if cared for properly. Patients can maintain their veneers by brushing and flossing regularly as well as visiting the dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning.
Can I whiten porcelain veneers?
Although veneers are stain-resistant, beverages like tea, coffee, and wine can stain them over time. Because of this, patients may wonder if they can whiten their veneers. Porcelain veneers cannot be whitened with teeth whitening treatments. If you have old or discolored veneers, call our office and we can provide you with bright and new veneers.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Are you interested in porcelain veneer treatment? Request a dental consultation with our team on our website. You can also contact Halliburton Family Dentistry today at 443.232.0656. Our office sees patients from Ellicott City, Elkridge, Columbia, and other areas of Howard County.