Cosmetic Veneers

Cosmetic Veneers services offered in Bethesda, MD

Few things can make a bigger difference in the appearance of your smile than a great set of cosmetic veneers. This popular treatment is one of many areas of expertise for Ellen Brodsky, DDS, Andrew Schliep, DDS, and the team at Art and Dentistry in Bethesda, Maryland. Booking a visit over the phone is a great way to explore all that cosmetic veneers have to offer.

Cosmetic Veneers Q & A

What are cosmetic veneers?

Cosmetic veneers are thin layers of porcelain that fit directly over the front surfaces of your teeth. Most people only get veneers on the upper teeth that are most visible when they smile, but you can also have veneers placed on the bottom teeth.

Dental veneers were once a treatment reserved primarily for celebrities and public figures. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, dental veneers are now much more affordable and available to far more people. 

What kinds of issues can cosmetic veneers improve? 

Veneers can transform the appearance of your smile. Because they completely cover the visible surfaces of your teeth, they can correct several cosmetic imperfections. 

 Some of the issues a great set of custom dental veneers can improve include:

  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Discoloration that whitening doesn’t improve
  • Irregularities in the size or shape of teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Minor misalignment

One of the biggest advantages of dental veneers is the chance to create a smile that is perfectly balanced and aligned with the curve of your mouth and the shape of your lips. Each set of veneers is custom crafted. 

What is the process for getting dental veneers?

If you and your dentist decide to proceed with dental veneers, the first step is injecting numbing medication to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. Your dentist then removes a small amount of your natural tooth tissue, making room for the new veneer. 

A set of digital impressions gives the lab all the information needed to create your custom veneers. Your dentist places temporary veneers to protect your teeth until the new ones arrive. You then return, and your dentist checks the veneers for appearance and fit before using dental cement to secure them in place. 

Because dental veneers require removing a portion of your tooth enamel, they’re considered a permanent treatment. Once you get veneers, you’ll need to replace them every 10-15 years with a new set. 

If you’d like to learn more about how veneers can bring you closer to your ideal smile, book a visit with the Art and Dentistry team today. You’re always welcome to call and speak with a friendly administrative staff member.