Porcelain Veneers Frederick, MD

Dr. Sahil Goyal offers dental veneers at the Frederick Center for Dentistry in Frederick, Maryland. Veneers correct teeth that are crooked, discolored, broken, chipped, and cracked. Dr. Goyal has dental expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He understands how important not only oral health but the appearance of teeth can be. The treatment options that Dr. Goyal and his team offer to patients create a natural look and a healthier end result.

Dental Veneers in Frederick, MD

Placing Porcelain Veneers

To prepare your teeth and accommodate space for the veneers, we will remove a small amount of tooth surface structure. Next, Dr. Goyal will take dental impressions. These impressions will be used to fabricate your custom porcelain veneers in a dental laboratory. They will be color-matched to blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. Typically, provisional dental veneers will be placed over the teeth to protect them while the permanent veneers are being made.

Once the veneers are complete, you will return to the Frederick Center for Dentistry for the final placement of your restorations. Dr. Goyal will try the veneers on your teeth to check the fit and color. Then, he will permanently secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth.

We’ll give you some aftercare instructions to ensure you’re taking the best care possible of your veneers. Luckily, caring for veneers is fairly simple. You just have to brush and floss as you normally would. However, it’s essential that you get toothpaste that’s non-abrasive and a soft toothbrush. Ask your dentist which toothpastes they recommend that are safe for your veneers. Abrasive contact can damage the veneers.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?

Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic restoration because they can treat almost any cosmetic problem. Typically, when you have discolored teeth, professional teeth whitening is the solution. But not all discoloration responds to traditional whitening techniques. Stains caused by medication or discoloration caused by trauma need different solutions. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of your teeth, hiding the discoloration. We color-match them to the shade of white you desire, too.

Particularly as we age, our teeth take on some wear and damage. Cosmetic chips or cracks are likely to happen at least a few times in your lifetime. Tooth structure isn’t something we can just grow back when a chip of it is taken off. That chip is there to stay and may get bigger as you use that tooth. Porcelain veneers give you back the structure that you lost. When they’re placed on your cracked tooth, it’s no longer visible. Porcelain is strong, and it’s hard to chip veneers when they’re on your teeth.

Many of us have slightly crooked teeth or gaps in our smile that we’d like to fix. But it isn’t always necessary to go through the process of Invisalign or braces to take care of a minimal problem. Porcelain veneers offer a simpler solution that doesn’t take months to obtain. Each porcelain veneer is custom-made. We can craft veneers that still match the size and shape of your normal teeth, but subtly close in those gaps and hide crooked teeth. You get back a white, even smile.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

As a permanent dental restoration, porcelain veneers come with a lot of benefits. They’re designed to be a long-term fix, lasting up to 15 years or more. As long as you take care of them properly, you don’t have to worry about your veneers for a very long time. The material used is very durable, which means veneers can take on the wear and tear of everyday life. You can trust your veneers to be in it for the long haul.

Tooth discoloration and staining are more likely as the years go on, too. If you’re using veneers to treat a discolored smile, you can rest assured knowing that they’re stain-resistant. Porcelain is even more stain-resistent than our natural tooth enamel. We color-match the veneers to match your already-whitened teeth, or the shade of white you desire for your whole smile. Veneers get polished to match the sheen of your natural teeth, too. This makes them a lifelike, natural-looking restoration.

Dental veneers are a versatile treatment option. If you have multiple cosmetic concerns about your smile, it’s likely that porcelain veneers can treat them all at once. They completely cover the front and sides of the tooth. The lab custom-makes each veneer, too, to ensure that it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. We size and shape them so that it matches your natural teeth.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

How much do porcelain veneers cost?

There are several factors that go into the price of veneers, including the size and location of the tooth as well as the material used in the porcelain veneer treatment. For patients who have more minor cosmetic concerns, Dr. Goyal also offers tooth bonding. Bonding is a more economical and non-permanent option.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Dental veneers will last for a long time if you maintain them. They’re known to last up to 15-20 years or more. Brush and floss regularly and visit our office at least twice a year for routine dental care.

Can porcelain veneers be replaced?

Yes, we can replace old veneers with modern stain-resistant veneers or replace chipped dental veneers. If you need to replace your current veneers or require adjustments for any reason, do not hesitate to contact our office.

Will porcelain veneers stain my teeth?

No, in fact, porcelain veneers cover stained, yellowed, and discolored teeth. Our dentists use only high-quality and safe materials for dental restorations.

Can I still get cavities with porcelain veneers?

Yes, you can. The actual veneer itself is immune to cavities. But it’s crucial to remember that you still have your natural teeth under the veneers. They still need to be cared for like you always would with your natural teeth. Bacteria can still build up and cause cavities and infection in the teeth under the veneers.

Contact the Frederick Center for Dentistry

Do you want a brighter and more balanced smile? Call Dr. Goyal for comfortable treatment today at 301.264.5680. You may also schedule an appointment with us online. If you have any more questions about dental veneers, please let us know. We will be happy to help you find the answers you need.