Consider dental veneers if you have discolored teeth that don’t react to whitening treatment or slightly crooked teeth that don’t need braces. Veneers cover teeth, creating a balanced and bright smile without teeth whitening, orthodontics, or other common dental treatments. These shell-like treatments are color-matched to create a seamless look, whether you cover one or all of your teeth that show when you smile. We welcome patients to discover more about porcelain veneers in our Hunt Valley, MD office.
Q&A: Porcelain Veneers in Hunt Valley, MD
Discover more about dental veneers and the veneer process with answers to these popular questions:
Are dental veneers permanent?
Porcelain veneers are seen as permanent because you must undergo tooth preparation before you receive veneers. Tooth preparation ensures that the veneers match the natural contours of the smile and do not look or feel bulky. Veneers will also last longer than other cosmetic options, lasting for many years with the right care.
How do you clean dental veneers?
Gently floss between your porcelain veneers and brush your veneers like your natural teeth. You can use a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid toothpaste with harsh ingredients like charcoal that can scratch and damage the veneers. We can also provide cleanings in our dental office that can clean your veneers and your natural teeth outside of the smile line.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
You cannot whiten veneers or similar cosmetic or restorative treatments because they use porcelain materials. In fact, veneers can help brighten teeth because they are made of tooth-colored materials. We often recommend veneers with many stained teeth, but the staining is too deep to react to whitening treatment.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Dental veneers can last over fifteen years if patients care for them properly. Gently brushing and flossing between the veneers can prevent staining and bacterial buildup that can lead to problems like tooth decay and gum disease.
What happens if my dental veneers become loose?
Please contact our office if your veneers loosen or fall off. While your veneers should stay on your teeth for years, dental trauma or decay can loosen or break the veneers. Your veneers may also end their lifespan after ten to fifteen years. We will remove your damaged veneers and plan treatment for your new veneers in our office.
Restore the appearance of your smile with high-quality, natural-looking porcelain veneers. Call Valley Dental Health for treatment with porcelain veneers today at 410.803.5587. You can also request a veneer consultation with us online. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about veneers or are interested in treatment with porcelain veneers. We’re here to help you find the best treatment for your smile.