Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Are there gaps between your teeth that impact the aesthetics of your smile?
Dr. Kevin Welinsky is a cosmetic dentist in Towson offering comprehensive services for your cosmetic goals. These common cosmetic concerns and many others that affect your smile can be addressed with the placement of custom porcelain veneers. Made from ultra-thin ceramic that is color-matched to your existing teeth, porcelain veneers can offer the ability to change your appearance with either subtle or dramatic results. What could a smile makeover with porcelain veneers do for your confidence?
Porcelain Veneers: What to Expect
Dr. Welinsky works with our patients on an individual basis to achieve cosmetic goals and improve long-term oral health in the process. Porcelain veneers can be used for a range of concerns with lasting results when proper treatment planning is implemented.
Considered a permanent dental restoration, placing this type of dental veneer will involve removing a small amount of natural tooth structure. Dr. Welinsky will evaluate the condition of your teeth and use digital diagnostics to carefully plan the placement of the veneers to optimal results.
The complete process for placing porcelain veneers will require two visits to our office. The first visit will include the preparation of the teeth and dental impressions for designing your new veneers. Dr. Welinsky will place temporary restorations on the prepared teeth to protect the exposed surfaces and provide normal chewing function.
Once the veneers are ready, we will schedule a visit for the placement of the final restorations. Dr. Welinsky will permanently attach each separate veneer to the appropriate tooth using special cement. Once in place, the veneers are adjusted as needed for comfort and polished for a natural luster and appearance.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
With routine dental care and good oral hygiene, porcelain veneers can last for 10 years or longer. Dr. Welinsky will monitor the condition of your veneers when you visit for regular dental exams and cleanings.
How do I take care of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be cared for with normal tooth brushing and flossing daily.
Are porcelain veneers durable?
Porcelain veneers are considered a durable and stain-resistant dental restoration because of the quality of ceramic materials used to make them. Avoiding dark beverages and hard candy can also help to avoid staining or damage. Daily oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings will support a lasting result.
The Dental Problems Porcelain Veneers Can Take Care Of
Porcelain veneers can take care of a wide variety of dental concerns. For instance, not all tooth staining responds to traditional whitening techniques. Porcelain veneers can be color-matched to the shade you’re looking for and completely cover the surface of the stained tooth. Veneers are also suitable to treat the following conditions:
- Minor crowding or gaps in teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Uneven teeth
If you have any minor cosmetic problems with your teeth — or even more severe ones — porcelain veneers can provide a long-lasting, more permanent solution to transform your smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Do porcelain veneers ruin your teeth?
No, your teeth are safe underneath the veneers. While some tooth structure has to be removed for the veneers to fit properly. the tooth isn’t ruined.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Typically, porcelain veneers last about 10-15 years. This can be longer or shorter depending on how well you take care of your oral health. While the material is resistant to staining, it can still chip and wear with time.
Is getting porcelain veneers painful?
No, porcelain veneers are considered a minimally invasive procedure. You may experience some sensitivity when consuming hot or cold beverages or foods because some of the tooth enamel is removed before placing the veneers.
Schedule A Cosmetic Consultation
Ready to learn more about porcelain veneers and discuss your cosmetic goals? Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Welinsky in our Towson dentist office. We welcome new patients and look forward to helping you achieve a smile that is healthy, stable, and beautiful. Contact us at 410-692-8453 or request an appointment online.