Do you hesitate to smile because of a discolored, misshapen, cracked, or chipped tooth? Maybe you have a gap between your two front teeth that is wider than you would like. Dental veneers in Rockville, MD, are a simple way to disguise these common cosmetic issues. Veneers are tooth-colored and made from porcelain or composite resin.
Most insurance companies consider veneers to be strictly cosmetic and don’t offer coverage for this procedure. However, we offer several payment options for your convenience.
What to Expect When Receiving a Dental Veneer
Dr. Nouri or Dr. Aghaee examines your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for a veneer. The tooth in question needs to be healthy, and your overall oral health should be good as well.
Your dentist starts the procedure by removing a small amount of enamel from your tooth. Removing tooth enamel is necessary to ensure that the veneer fits over the tooth properly so it does not protrude or look different from your other teeth.
For the next step, Dr. Nouri or Dr. Aghaee takes an impression of your teeth and gums. Our laboratory technicians use the impression to create your customized veneer. You will need to return to our clinic for a second appointment, which is when your dentist places the veneer.
At your next appointment, your dentist covers the front of your tooth with dental adhesive and then places the veneer. You wait several minutes in the dental chair while the adhesive hardens enough to keep the veneer in place. Dr. Nouri or Dr. Aghaee may also use a curing light to force the adhesive to harden at a faster rate. You can eat or drink as normal as soon as the anesthesia has worn off.
Care for Your Teeth as Normal
You should brush and floss your teeth as you normally do after receiving your dental veneer. Be sure to avoid using your teeth to open packages since this could damage your cosmetic restoration. Your new veneer should last 10 to 15 years before requiring replacement as long as you keep up with a good oral healthcare routine and regular checkups.
Are you ready to improve your smile? Contact us to schedule a consultation for dental veneers in Rockville, MD, today.