Do you want to cover tooth stains? Are you looking for cosmetic dental treatment for damaged teeth? Porcelain veneers may be the best solution for your cosmetic and dental health concerns. Dental veneers can treat cracks, chips, and gaps between teeth. They can also cover tooth discoloration and small cosmetic imperfections.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic solution that provides permanent results. An experienced cosmetic dentist in Timonium, Dr. Karpovich aims to help patients find the right dental treatments for their oral health problems and aesthetic concerns. By working with patients one-on-one, Dr. Karpovich is able to take each patient’s goals, budget, history, and current health into account. Doing so allows for more tailor-made care and a more stable result.
Dr. Karpovich forms custom treatment plans for his patients so he may properly address their specific needs.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment
Dr. Karpovich begins treatment by preparing the teeth for the veneers. Then, he takes dental impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to a U.S. laboratory to fabricate the veneers. When the veneers are complete, Dr. Karpovich will adjust with various shades of cement to match the color of your teeth.
To apply the veneer, the tooth is cleansed, and then the veneer is bonded to the tooth and hardened with a special light.
After you receive your veneers, it is important to keep on maintaining your oral health. Brush and floss your teeth gently, as brushes with tough bristles can scrape against the veneers. Schedule regular appointments in our office. Your follow-up appointment will be one to two weeks following your last appointment.
We will make sure that the dental veneers are functioning properly and feel comfortable during this visit.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
There are several common questions that patients may have about dental veneers, including:
How much are porcelain veneers?
The price of veneers often depends on the material being used, the size of the veneers, and where the veneers will be placed. We can help you determine the cost of your specific treatment after an examination and dental consultation. Our office uses porcelain veneers because they reflect light for a natural look.
Are dental veneers long-lasting?
It is common for patients to need some minor repairs on their veneers years down the road. However, maintaining good oral health and scheduling biannual visits to our office will ensure that your porcelain veneers last. Treatments like tooth bonding are not as permanent as porcelain veneers.
Dental Bonding is more beneficial for patients who are just trying out cosmetic dentistry.
Do dental veneers damage my teeth?
No, veneers can actually protect the natural teeth that they cover. Preparing teeth for dental veneers does remove part of the tooth enamel. However, some patients may need additional support from a biocompatible material that we may use to add tooth structure. Dental veneers are meant to create brighter and more balanced smiles.
Can I get cavities with porcelain veneers?
No, the veneers themselves aren’t susceptible to tooth decay and cavities. However, your natural teeth that are under the veneers can still get cavities. Your veneers depend on your natural teeth to support them. If your tooth structure is compromised, the veneers risk becoming loose or falling off.
How long does it take for porcelain veneers to settle?
Any time you get a dental restoration, it will feel odd in your mouth at first. It’s not your natural tooth, so it can feel a bit awkward when you first get it. It may feel too big in your mouth. You should be used to it within a week or two. It’ll start to feel natural since it’s now a permanent fixture in your mouth.
Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers treat a wide variety of cosmetic dental concerns. If you have concerns with discolored teeth, small gaps in your teeth, or cosmetic chips, porcelain veneers are a good option for all of them. However, you have to be committed to a permanent restoration. Once you get porcelain veneers, you’ll always have to have a restoration on that tooth because the dentist removes some of your tooth structure to make room for the veneer.
Schedule a Porcelain Veneers Consultation Today
Do you want to know more about dental veneers? Contact Dr. Karpovich’s office for care at (410) 221-3085 or request a consultation with Dr. Karpovich on our website. We serve patients in Hunt Valley, Timonium, and Towson, MD.