Boost Confidence in Your Appearance with Porcelain Veneers
Several factors can cause teeth to become chipped, stained, cracked, or misaligned. Fortunately, these imperfections are easily concealable with porcelain veneers from Dr. Barry Bessler in Wayland, MD. Porcelain veneers are thin, ceramic shells designed to be placed over the front surfaces of teeth. You can choose to have one veneer placed to enhance a single tooth, or receive several restorations. An effective way to completely transform your smile, veneers can improve your confidence, self-esteem, quality of life, and overall appearance.
Preparation and Impressions
To begin your treatment, Dr. Bessler will take x-rays and digital imaging of your smile to ensure the most accurate and comfortable fit. In order for each tooth to effectively accommodate the veneer, the front surface of your tooth will need to be modified. The doctor will work conservatively and remove about 5mm, or the thickness of an eggshell.
We work closely with a renowned dental laboratory that will create your veneers from high-quality dental porcelain, matching the shade of your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance.
You will also need to have impressions of your teeth made to help guide the fabrication of your veneers. This step is crucial as it ensures a precise and exact match. Once your teeth are prepared and impressions have been taken, you will be given temporary veneers to maintain your appearance until your next appointment. We work closely with a renowned dental laboratory that will create your veneers from high-quality dental porcelain, matching the shade of your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance.
Porcelain Veneer Placement
Once your final veneers are ready to be placed, you will return to Dr. Bessler's office for their placement. Before bonding each veneer to your tooth, you and Dr. Bessler will review the size, color, shape, and fit of the veneer to ensure maximum comfort and function. Once any slight adjustments are made, your veneers can be bonded into place. Your tooth or teeth will be lightly etched to create a rough surface, a necessary step to achieve the strongest bond. Dr. Bessler will apply the bonding adhesive to your tooth, place the veneer, adjust its position, and then use a special dental light that activates the cementation of the adhesive. Your veneers will provide an instantly improved smile once they are in place.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Dr. Bessler will spend ample time with you during a private consultation to explain all of the benefits of porcelain veneers. Because our custom-made veneers are designed to match the shade, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth, the treatment commonly has a dramatic improvement on patients' lives. You can expect to experience:
- Brighter, whiter teeth
- Healthier-looking appearance
- Improved symmetry and balance
- Younger-looking smile
In addition to an improved appearance, you may find yourself more eager to smile and feeling more confident around others. This can have a substantial impact on your overall quality of life.
We want to help you achieve a beautiful, radiant smile. Porcelain veneers are an effective and simple solution that can help you rejuvenate your appearance and smile with renewed confidence. Contact our office to learn more, or to schedule a consultation.
“We consider it a privilege to have you as our patient. We will honor this privilege by providing you with prompt attention and high-quality, respectful care.” Dr. Barry Bessler