Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

How Can Dental Veneers Change Your Smile

Your smile connects you with others and says a lot about you. However, you may be hesitant to share your smile if you have a minor cosmetic issue such as a small crack, a discolored tooth, a misshapen tooth, or a wide gap between your two front teeth. Dental veneers in Rockville, MD, disguise minor cosmetic issues, which allows you to flash your biggest smile without any thoughts of possible embarrassment.

What is a Dental Veneer?

Also referred to as porcelain veneers, dental veneers are thin pieces of translucent porcelain that attach to the front of a tooth to disguise various cosmetic problems. The one exception is when you want to disguise a wide gap between your two front teeth. In this case, Dr. Nouri or Dr. Aghaee places the veneer on the back of the teeth.

What to Expect with Veneer Placement

Dr. Nouri, Dr. Aghaee, or one of our dental assistants inject mild anesthesia into the gum line surrounding the affected tooth to keep you comfortable while your dentist places your veneer. Once the pain reliever has taken effect, your dentist will remove a small amount of tooth enamel. Removing up to one-eighth of a millimeter of tooth enamel is necessary to ensure that the veneer will fit properly and that your treated tooth will not look any differently than the rest of your teeth.

Your dentist then applies a strong adhesive to the front of your tooth, places the veneer, and shines a curing light on it to speed up the hardening process. Before sending you home, your dentist checks the veneer and trims off any excess adhesive material.

Are you ready to improve your smile? Please contact us to request a time to come in and learn more about dental veneers in Rockville, MD.