Porcelain VeneersAn Overview
Did you know that patients who dislike the appearance of their smile due to cosmetic issues with their teeth have the option to cover those issues up? With the use of dental veneers, Dr. Melissa Elliott can transform your smile. Dental veneers are applied to the front of each tooth being treated to improve aesthetics as well as strength. Dr. Elliott may use porcelain veneers or composite bonding for dental veneer procedures. Porcelain veneers are permanent restorations, made of ultra-thin porcelain designed to look and feel like natural teeth.
Porcelain Veneers can be used to restore:
- aging teeth that have worn down
- broken or chipped teeth
- stained, discolored or yellowed teeth
- stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings
- misshapen or crooked teeth
- to close spaces
Types of Dental Veneers
There are several types of dental veneers available. Composite resin veneers are made using a tooth colored, biocompatible material that is applied directly to the tooth and sculpted into place. This type of dental veneer requires little to no preparation of the tooth and is not permanent.
Porcelain veneers are thin, translucent shells of tooth-like material. Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant and have similar light reflecting properties compared to natural teeth.
Schedule A Consultation
Harford County Dentistry is conveniently located at 1810 Bel Air Road in Fallston, Maryland. We serve patients in Fallston, Bel Air, and other surrounding communities. We gladly welcome new patients. Call 410-994-2627 for an appointment or request an appointment online.
★★★★★ I certainly feel that you listened t my every concern and addressed it completely. I would highly recommend Harford County Dentistry or future referrals. I am seeing Dr Melissa Elliott and she is wonderful; as is everyone in the office. To say they made a good impression on me…S.
★★★★★ " I'm new to the area. Dr. Elliott and the staff provided the best dental experience I have EVER had. I have had extensive dental work and Dr. Elliott is AWESOME! She is gentle , patient, calm and provides thorough dental service. Very open and honest in providing treatment…A.
★★★★★ "Always receive professional and friendly service."M.
Porcelain Veneers What to Expect
The placement of dental veneers may require 2-3 visits to our Fallston dentist office. The process will begin with the Smile Design process and the use of digital technology to plan your new smile and ensure results that will complement your overall appearance.
Before dental impressions are taken, we will gently remove a minimal amount of tooth structure for comfortable placement of the veneers. Temporary veneers may be placed while you wait for your porcelain veneers to be fabricated in a dental lab.
When they are ready, Dr. Elliott will permanently secure the veneers to each tooth with a strong adhesive and check for color and comfortable fit. Then she will polish them for a natural luster and smooth texture.
Porcelain veneers are considered permanent; while some maintenance may be needed to keep the porcelain veneers looking their best, they are designed to last a lifetime. They are also resistant to staining, so they maintain their bright shade easier and longer than your natural enamel does.
Are Porcelain Veneers Expensive?
The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the material used, number of porcelain veneers to be placed and specific condition of the patient. Before we begin treatment, we will complete a full review of the procedure including the porcelain veneer cost. We accept most major dental insurance and also offer convenient payment options.
In general, porcelain veneers are the most costly type of dental veneer. However, it is important to consider their durability. They can last a lifetime, whereas no prep veneers and tooth bonding will need to be replaced after a number of years.