Porcelain Veneers Woodstock, MD

Do you have deep tooth discoloration? Are slightly crooked teeth impacting the overall look of your smile? Dental veneers can help. Our office uses porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental treatments that cover teeth for brighter, straighter-looking smiles. Dr. Walter Mazzella works with patients to provide custom porcelain veneers in Woodstock, MD. Veneers can cover single teeth or all of the teeth that show when you smile.

Porcelain Veneers in Woodstock, Maryland

Porcelain Veneer Treatment

Before treatment, we ensure that patients are in good oral health. We can address problems like dental infections or gum disease before cosmetic care for the best results. Addressing these problems can prevent infection and other problems in teeth beneath the veneers. To begin treatment, we clean the teeth and then shape the tooth precisely, etching into the tooth enamel. Patients need to be committed to veneers because of tooth preparation. We then take a putty or a digital “impression” which we send to expert lab technicians.

Additionally, we color-match teeth to ensure that veneers match the patient’s desired shade. The technicians create the veneers out of porcelain material. Once the veneers are complete, we apply them to teeth with bonding material. Finally, we polish the veneers for a natural sheen.

Porcelain Veneer Q&A

Do you want to know more about dental veneers? Read answers to popular questions about porcelain veneers:

How do you clean dental veneers?

You can brush and floss between veneers just like natural teeth. We recommend that patients use non-abrasive toothpaste or toothpaste that does not contain materials like charcoal that can scratch the veneers. Patients may also use a soft-bristled toothbrush. 

Do I need tooth bonding or dental veneers?

Dr. Mazzella will recommend cosmetic treatment based on your goals and oral health needs. While similar, dental veneers and tooth bonding use different materials to address discoloration and damage. Veneers cover the front of the tooth enamel and require more tooth preparation than bonding treatment. Tooth bonding treatment uses composite material to cover smaller areas of the mouth. Dental bonding is a more economical option than veneers but does not last for as many years. 

How long do dental veneers last?

With the right care, dental veneers can last over 20 to 30 years. Patients must continue to see the dentist on a daily basis and clean their veneers. A good oral health routine can ensure that veneers last for many years. Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste can prevent damage to the veneers. At regular visits, our team can ensure that the veneers feel comfortable and there are no problems in the teeth beneath the veneers.

Ask Us About Veneers Today

Do you have multiple damaged or crooked teeth? Are you looking for a way to address all of your teeth at once? Improve your smile with custom-made dental veneers. Call Dr. Mazzella and his team for treatment today at (410) 559-9951. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Mazzella on our website. Let Dr. Mazzella know if you have any remaining questions about veneers; he will be happy to help.