Dr. Ned Greenberg offers treatment with porcelain veneers in Baltimore, Maryland. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that we color-match to blend in with your surrounding natural teeth. We permanently secure the restoration to the front and sides of your tooth to cover imperfections. Veneers are used to fix gaps between teeth, improve the look of crooked teeth, repair teeth chips, and cover deep stains. Learn more about the benefits of porcelain veneers as well as how we treat patients with this cosmetic dentistry solution below.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Baltimore, MD
The ideal candidate for porcelain veneers should have healthy teeth with a sufficient amount of healthy tooth enamel. Receiving your porcelain veneers usually requires several visits.
Our Porcelain Veneers Process
Your first appointment is a consultation. During this appointment, we will look at your teeth and discuss your options. After your initial visit, you will schedule a second appointment to prepare your teeth and create a dental impression. Dr. Greenberg prepares teeth for treatment by shaping the tooth enamel. Then, he takes digital impressions of the teeth receiving the veneers. The impression will make a perfect mold of your teeth to ensure that your veneers are a perfect match.
We will also color match your veneers so that they are the exact color of your natural teeth. The impression is sent to a laboratory where your veneer is created. Once the laboratory has created your veneers they will send it back to our office. Once we have received your veneer we will notify you to schedule your placement appointment.
On your third visit, Dr. Greenberg cleans and polishes your teeth and places bonding material on the affected teeth. Then, he uses dental cement to bond the porcelain veneer shells to the teeth. Everything is cured using UV light which activates chemicals allowing it to harden quickly. Some patients may choose to schedule a follow-up appointment a few weeks after we place the veneer to make sure it does not need any adjustments.
Remember to brush and floss at home and schedule regular dental visits to our office. Maintaining your teeth and gums will allow your veneers to last for many years.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer many other benefits for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile. You can address a wide range of cosmetic concerns with porcelain veneers, such as tooth stains, chips, cracks, and other damage. Because we use porcelain to craft dental veneers, they reflect light and blend in with the color of natural teeth. Veneers are also designed to last many years with proper care and routine maintenance in our dental office.
Because each veneer is custom-designed to meet the needs of each patient, Dr. Greenberg will provide an evaluation before treatment. During this evaluation, Dr. Greenberg examines the condition of your teeth and discusses your cosmetic goals and expectations with you.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Do porcelain veneers increase my risk of developing cavities or tooth decay?
No, our porcelain veneers are crafted from safe materials that do not contribute to tooth decay or cavities. Veneers act as a barrier to protect the front of the tooth. You are only at risk of decay if your cavities were not addressed before your veneers were placed. Dr. Greenberg undergoes a thorough examination before treatment and cares for underlying issues before veneer treatment.
Can porcelain veneers become stained?
No, dental veneers are made of stain-resistant material. Veneers are a great option for patients who have deep stains that are resistant to professional tooth whitening treatment.
Are porcelain veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers can last for years with the right care. Although veneers are not fully permanent and may require replacement after several decades, they are a long-lasting cosmetic solution.
Receive Veneers Today
Call 410.686.4646 if you want to cover stained or damaged teeth with porcelain veneers. You may also schedule a dental exam with Dr. Greenberg online. We serve patients in Baltimore, Maryland.