When it comes to changing the appearance of your teeth, there are many different procedures to choose from depending on what exactly you want to be changed. At Cummins Dental Group of Silver Spring, Maryland, we offer our patients almost all cosmetic procedures including dental veneers. Veneers are often chosen by our patients who want a single tooth or a complete smile makeover.
What is a Veneer?
Veneers are custom-made thin sheets of dental material that cover the outer surface of the teeth or tooth that is being changed. Due to the veneer being on the outer surface of the teeth, they can change many characteristics of the entire smile including:
- Closing unwanted gaps in-between teeth
- Fix crookedness
- Make teeth the same length
- Change the shade of your smile to your desired whiteness
Working closely with the dentist, you will be able to discuss if dental veneers are best for you and how you would like them to change your smile. Another important matter to discuss is what dental material you would want your veneers to be made of.
In our office we offer two different types of veneers, to fit our patients’ specific needs and wants. Both types of veneers allow us to help change the whole appearance of your smile. The two types are:
Porcelain Veneers: Being the more durable and permanent of the two types, these veneers are made of dental porcelain giving them an enamel-like feel. Porcelain veneers are made in a dental lab to then be bonded to your teeth.
Composite Resin Veneers: Instead of being made in a dental lab and then bonded to your teeth, these veneers are placed directly on your teeth at your appointment. They are less durable and give a temporary fix but are less expensive.
Deciding which veneer is best for you can only be done with the help and the consultation with our dentist at Cummins Dental Group. If you have been wanting to change your appearance with a complete smile makeover, please contact or come into our Silver Spring, Maryland office to speak with our dental professionals.