If the teeth in your smile are suffering from visible imperfections, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. This is even more likely to be a problem if you’ve been struggling to remove stains from your teeth. Here at Bel Air Smile Partners, Dr. James Schall can install dental veneers on the teeth in your smile to improve their appearance and reduce staining issues.
These are custom-shaped porcelain shells that are meticulously crafted in a dental lab to match or enhance the natural shape of each tooth in your smile. The porcelain material can be shaded to look just like natural tooth enamel. Since the porcelain material isn’t as porous as tooth enamel, you will be able to easily maintain your smile between dental cleanings.
Your dentist will examine each tooth in your smile and take a few X-rays. This ensures that there is sufficient strong enamel to later mount the veneers and address any old fillings or areas of tooth decay.
If one or more teeth lack sufficient enamel or if you would like to make significant changes to the shape of the tooth, your dentist might recommend having the tooth completely restored with a dental crown.
Once all the teeth have been addressed, he will use a drill to remove a small amount of enamel from the face of each tooth. Next, he will take an impression of each tooth in your smile. This will be sent to a dental lab where your custom dental veneers will be produced.
We will call you in for a second appointment when the dental lab technician has completed them. During this appointment, your dentist will cement the veneers over your teeth.
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile with dental veneers in Havre de Grace, Maryland, you should call 410-939-4030 to schedule an appointment at Bel Air Smile Partners.