Do you have damaged or discolored teeth? Are there gaps between your teeth that impact the aesthetics of your smile? Porcelain veneers can help you fix these common dental concerns!
Dr. Kevin Welinsky is a cosmetic dentist in Towson and offers treatments to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Custom porcelain veneers can address these common cosmetic concerns and many others that affect your smile. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that your dentist will is color match to your existing teeth. Dental veneers can change your appearance with either subtle or dramatic results. What could a smile makeover with teeth veneers do for your confidence?
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. Dentists use porcelain veneers for a whole range of dental concerns. When they properly plan and place the teeth veneers, the results will last for a long time.
Placing this type of dental veneer will involve removing a small amount of natural tooth structure. Because of this, they are permanent dental restorations. Dr. Welinsky will evaluate the condition of your teeth and use digital diagnostics to carefully plan the placement of the veneers.
The complete process for placing dental veneers will take about two visits to our office. At the first visit, we will prepare the teeth and take dental impressions. A dental lab will use these to design and make your new veneers. Dr. Welinsky will place temporary veneers on the teeth to protect the exposed surfaces and provide normal chewing function.
Once the veneers are ready, we can place the final restorations. Dr. Welinsky will attach each separate veneer to the tooth using special cement. Once in place, the dentist will adjust the thin shells for comfort and polish them 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 durable and stain resistant 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 help them last longer.
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 whitening techniques. A dentist can color match them to the shade you’re looking for and cover the surface of the stained tooth. Veneers can also treat the following problems:
- Minor crowding or gaps in teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Uneven teeth
If you have any minor cosmetic problems with your teeth — or even more severe ones — dental veneers can provide a long-lasting, more permanent solution to transform your smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Do dental 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, they 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 dental veneers painful?
The teeth veneers procedure is minimally invasive and not painful. 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 beautiful smile that is healthy and stable. Contact us at 410-449-7656 or request an appointment online.