As we get on in years, signs of wear and tear begin showing in our smiles as well as in our faces and hair. These cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and misalignments of our teeth can cause us to feel self-conscious about smiling. Maybe you’ve looked at your smile in the mirror and feel overwhelmed by all the changes you see in your smile. Maybe you’re concerned about the amount of dental work that you’ll need to refresh your smile. Dental veneers could be an option to correct these problems in just a few office visits with just one procedure instead of multiple.
Refresh Your Existing Smile With Dental Veneers
With porcelain dental veneers, Bethesda, MD dentist Dr. Roy Eskow of Bethesda Dental Implant Center can improve the appearance of your smile by correcting the color, shape, and spacing of your teeth. Dental veneers can close spaces between your teeth, lengthen small or oddly-shaped teeth or whiten stained teeth. Maybe your teeth are chipped or are showing signs of wear? Porcelain veneers can guard them against further damage while also restoring their appearance in a way that looks and feels natural.
Since everything we eat affects our teeth, eating foods with dyes or that are acidic like coffee, most fruit, and sugar can damage your tooth enamel, causing sensitivity or discolored teeth. Some patients may consider having their teeth whitened, but dental veneers may be right for you if you have multiple concerns that need to be addressed.
For minor gaps between teeth, or a few misaligned teeth, dental veneers could be a quicker and more affordable option than orthodontic treatment. Porcelain veneers are customized for each patient’s mouth and placed over your existing teeth, so Dr. Eskow can design yours to cover any minor misalignment, gaps, or cracks.
Are Dental Veneers Right For Me?
The veneers are installed by Dr. Eskow after he removes the outermost layer of enamel to make room for them, after which, they are simply attached to the teeth with a strong adhesive. This is unlike a dental crown, where the teeth are permanently altered. With dental veneers the teeth in your smile will still be your own, simply protected by an artificial face, creating an enhanced version of your smile!
There are some situations where porcelain veneers may not be the best option at this time. For example, individuals who suffer from bruxism (habitual grinding of teeth) may need to address this issue before veneers are installed or risk damaging them too. Patients with very sensitive teeth may also not want to undergo the procedure until this issue has been resolved. However, once these condtions are treated, most patients are able to benefit from veneers or are able to consider other cosmetic options provided by Dr. Eskow.
Dental Veneers In Bethesda, MD
To learn more about whether porcelain veneers are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Eskow and our dental care team at Bethesda Dental Implant Center. Call (301) 200-5222 or request a consultation online today.