Dr. Sahil Goyal offers porcelain veneers in Frederick, MD, for our patients who want a better looking smile. Frederick Center for Dentistry uses dental veneers to fix crooked, discolored, broken, chipped, and cracked teeth.
Dr. Goyal has dental expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He understands how important not only oral health is, but the appearance of your teeth can be. The treatment options that Dr. Goyal and his team offer will create a natural look and a healthier result.
Placing Porcelain Veneers in Frederick, MD
First, Dr. Goyal will create a treatment plan after a consultation with you. The plan will lay out the process, cost, and expectations. We can begin preparing the front surfaces of your teeth after you approve the plan.
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. We use these impressions to fabricate your custom porcelain veneers in a dental laboratory.
Your dental veneers will match the color of your natural teeth to blend in with with your smile. In most cases, your dentist will place provisional dental veneers over your teeth. This will protect them while the lab makes the permanent veneers.
Once the veneers are complete, you will return to the Frederick Center for Dentistry for the final placement. 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 because of certain medications, or staining because of trauma need different solutions. Porcelain veneers cover the front and sides of your teeth to hide the stains. 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 falls 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. For example, placing them on a cracked tooth will make the crack 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.
Porcelain veneers in Frederick, MD 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 and even smile.
The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
As a permanent dental restoration, porcelain veneers come with a lot of benefits. They’re a long-term fix that lasts 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 is 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 happens as the years pass. So 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-resistant 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. Our dentist will also polish the veneers to match the sheen of your natural teeth. This makes them a lifelike and 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 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
To learn more about porcelain veneers, please read through our frequently asked questions section. Call our office during regular business hours if you still have further questions. We can discuss the cost of porcelain veneers, the treatment process, and how to maintain dental veneers.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
Several factors decide the price of veneers. Factors include the size and location of the tooth, and the materials we use in the porcelain veneer treatment. Dr. Goyal also offers tooth bonding for patients who have minor cosmetic concerns. 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 can 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 I replace my porcelain veneers?
Yes, we can replace old veneers with modern stain-resistant veneers or replace chipped dental veneers. Do not hesitate to contact our office to replace your current veneers or for adjustments.
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?
The actual veneer itself is immune to cavities. But it’s crucial to remember that you still have your natural teeth under the veneers. You still need to care for them 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 to get a brighter and more balanced smile. Call Dr. Goyal for a comfortable porcelain veneers procedure 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.