Your dentist in Cambridge and Easton, MD, Dr. Randall Hiers and Dr. Christopher Morrow, know patients want to have better-looking smiles, but sometimes the cost can be too high. For that reason, doctors suggest dental veneers.
Veneers are used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of:
- drinking coffee or tea
- poor hygiene
- chewing tobacco
- tetracycline-containing medicine
Veneers also fix mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.
When you come into the Cambridge and Easton office, your doctor will examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide you are a good candidate, they'll deal with any underlying issues, like cavities.
Then your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.
When your veneers finally arrive, your dentist will remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth and cement the veneers. Veneers are made of thin porcelain. Your dentist removes some enamel, an irreversible process, you don't feel like your teeth are protruding. On the contrary, they will feel smooth, even, and properly aligned with the rest of your teeth.
Other advantages of veneers, besides them concealing the faults mentioned above, is that veneers last longer than dental bondings. They also have an impressive color stability, which makes them highly resistant to staining. So you'll be able to sip your tea or coffee without any worries.
In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to brush twice a day and floss, at least once before bed.
For more information on veneers, contact your dentist in Cambridge and Easton, MD, by calling (443) 205-4757. Dr. Hiers and Dr. Morrow will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!