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Versatile Veneers: The Perfect Cover-up

Apr 04, 2024
Versatile Veneers: The Perfect Cover-up
Whether you’re bothered by stained teeth, misshapen teeth, or minor gaps, veneers could be the perfect cover-up. Read on as we explain what veneers are, how they work, and how they can hide minor dental imperfections.

Veneers 一 ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain shells 一 cover the labial (front) surface of your anterior teeth. Made from durable materials like porcelain, veneers are carefully crafted to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth.

Our team of dentists offers porcelain veneers here at Smile Design Studio of Bethesda in Bethesda, Maryland, as a way for you to transform your smile.

Veneers are the perfect cover-up for a wide range of dental imperfections, including:

Stains and discoloration

If your teeth are stained or discolored from coffee, tea, certain foods like curry, or smoking, veneers can restore your pearly whites to their former glory.

Unlike teeth whitening treatments, veneers can cover up even the most stubborn stains. It’s not about whitening them; it’s about covering them.

The best part: Your new veneers are resistant to stains from food and beverages, so your pearly whites stay pearly for years to come. 

Tip: Even though your veneers are stain-resistant, it’s still best practice to avoid smoking and to rinse your mouth after eating stain-causing foods.

Minor gaps

If you're self-conscious about gaps or spaces between your teeth, veneers can hide the gaps and create a more uniform and balanced smile.

Minor crookedness

Veneers can also correct minor misalignments or irregularities in your teeth. This gives you the illusion of straighter teeth without having to undergo orthodontic treatment. 

Veneers don’t actually move your teeth. If your teeth are too crooked or too misaligned for veneers, you’re not out of options. We also offer Invisalign® clear aligners.

Misshapen teeth

If you don’t love the shape of your teeth, veneers can help. Every aspect of veneers is customizable, including the size and shape of them. This means that your veneers can elongate teeth that appear small or enhance slightly misshapen or uneven teeth.

Get started with your new veneers

Veneers are versatile, meaning they can cover up a variety of minor imperfections at the same time. They are completely customizable from the shade of your veneers to their shape. 

During your consultation, you have a chance to share your aesthetic goals with us. We can work your concerns and requests into your treatment plan. 

Once you’ve determined that veneers are right for you, it’s time to start the process. During your first appointment, we prep your teeth by removing a tiny bit of your enamel. This makes space for your veneers to fit seamlessly on the front surfaces of your teeth. 

We take impressions and then place your temporary veneers.

Once your custom-made veneers are ready, you return to our office or your final fitting. After your new veneers are in place, it’s time to flaunt your smile. With proper care, your new veneers can last for many years and provide you with a long-term solution for a stunning smile.

Are you thinking about what porcelain veneers could do for you?  Call us at 301-907-8201 to book your consultation today, or use our online tool to request an appointment.