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Porcelain Veneers – Annapolis

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If you could press the reset button on your smile, would you? If you answered yes to that question, then porcelain veneers in Annapolis may be just what you’re looking for.

Teeth work hard over the years, so stains, chips, cracks and fractures can happen. All of these can detract from the appearance of your smile. And if this makes you self-conscious, then the condition of your teeth may be affecting your quality of life. Call Dr. Grosshandler to schedule a consultation. Porcelain veneers can hide cosmetic flaws to reveal a beautiful smile.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Your cosmetic dentist in Annapolis has used porcelain veneers for many years and many smiles. In simple terms, veneers are ultra-thin coverings of dental porcelain that Dr. Grosshandler adhesively bonds to the facial side of teeth that are most visible when you smile. Each veneer is individually designed and handcrafted, because each one is custom made to fit a specific tooth. This way, you won’t have to worry about having a smile that looks like it’s made of identical blocks of porcelain. Your teeth look natural and so does your smile.

What Can Veneers Hide?

Porcelain veneers can be used to correct one or a combination of smile imperfections. These include:

  • Chipped or moderately fractured teeth
  • Stained and discolored teeth that have not responded to whitening
  • Teeth that are unusually worn
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Teeth that have wide gaps between them

In addition, porcelain veneers can be a fast method of making crooked teeth look straight. Of course, veneers are not like traditional braces that move teeth into proper alignment. They can, however, be the right choice if you and your dentist in Annapolis decide that simply concealing a slightly rotated tooth is sufficient.

Am I A Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

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Most people qualify to have porcelain veneers. A commitment to a strict oral hygiene routine at home is essential, so you can properly care for your porcelain veneers and the teeth behind them. Teeth with veneers need to be brushed twice a day with a brush that has soft bristles and non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste.

You’ll also need to floss in order to remove plaque from between your teeth and along the gum line. Plaque is sticky and will cling to veneers as well as your natural teeth. And where there’s plaque build up there is a risk of gum disease. Brushing and flossing will keep your veneers looking their best and help maintain the health of supporting teeth.

Finally, if you smoke—and we hope you don’t—consider kicking the habit before having veneers bonded to your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and how this popular cosmetic dentistry service can enhance your smile, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Grosshandler.