Dental veneers are ultra-thin, ceramic shells that cover the front and sides of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are incredibly durable and stain-resistant. They also look and feel more like natural teeth than other cosmetic dental treatments.
Dr. Sulekha Agrawal provides porcelain veneers in Columbia, MD for patients with damaged or discolored teeth. By collaborating with her patients, Dr. Agrawal helps them better understand their treatment options. Patient education is important to Dr. Agrawal and her dental team at Columbia Family Dental Care.
Porcelain Veneers in Columbia, MD
Before your treatment, Dr. Agrawal will examine the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. This examination is conducted in order to create a custom treatment plan. She will also take your dental history, budget, and oral health goals into account prior to treatment.
To begin treatment, Dr. Agrawal removes a small portion of the tooth enamel. This is necessary to make room for the tooth veneer. Then we will take impressions of the teeth being treated. She will send the specifications to a dental lab where they will fabricate the veneers. When they are ready, Dr. Agrawal will place the porcelain veneers on your teeth. She will heck the fit and color to make sure they blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth. She will then bond the veneers to the teeth permanently.
Dr. Agrawal will show you how to care for your veneers before you return home. Routine dental cleanings and examinations are important to ensure that your porcelain veneers look bright for years to come.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
There are several questions that patients can have about dental veneers:
What dental problems do porcelain veneers treat?
Veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth, brighten stained teeth, cover chipped or cracked teeth, or hide single crooked teeth. Dental veneers are beneficial for patients who have damaged teeth who would like to improve the aesthetics of their smiles.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
There are several factors that go into the price of tooth veneers. The veneer material, size of the tooth, and where the damaged tooth is located impact the cost of your treatment. Dr. Agrawal will discuss your custom treatment plan with you so you can better understand your insurance options and the cost of your care. She will also work with you to learn more about dental insurance options.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers last for many years and only may require some minor repairs or maintenance over time. Maintaining a good diet, brushing and flossing at home, and visiting our office for biannual visits can ensure that your porcelain veneers are kept in good shape. During routine visits, we can be able to pinpoint areas of damage and repair your veneers.
How Many Porcelain Veneers Should I Get?
The best way to utilize dental veneers is in even pairs. Basically, this will ensure your smile is even and symmetrical. However, it will also depend on what your cosmetic needs are. Most patients get a minimum of four teeth veneers. They have the dentist place them on the two front and bottom teeth. People with wider smiles will benefit from more dental veneers. If you desire a complete smiles makeover, we suggest placing them on each tooth seen when you smile. This will help you achieve a Hollywood smiles that is perfect and bright. However, you can also simply place one veneer on a tooth that has a chip, crack, or stain.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Address stained or damaged teeth with dental veneer treatment. Call Columbia Family Dental Care in Columbia, MD for an appointment today at 410.730.0011. Request a consultation with Dr. Agrawal on our website. Let Dr. Agrawal and her dental team know if you have any questions about your treatment options or specific dental concerns. They will be happy to assist you.