If you are unhappy with the look of your smile, porcelain veneers may be the option you’re looking for. Porcelain veneers are the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the United States. Dr. Ed Lazer in Owings Mills uses dental veneers to improve our patients’ smiles and boost confidence.
For many patients, porcelain veneers can also improve long-term dental health when addressing damaged or misshapen teeth. Dr. Ed Lazer, a highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentist, has an eye for the aesthetic when placing custom porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are permanent dental restorations that cover the front and sides of a tooth. They are ultra-thin, shell-like coverings for your teeth that will look and feel like a natural tooth. The medical grade porcelain provides results that will meet your cosmetic needs, and provide a durable treatment that will resist stains.
Porcelain veneers are custom made for you in a dental lab. Dr. Lazer uses them to:
- Fix gaps between your teeth
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Improve the appearance of crooked or misshaped teeth
- Change the shape or length of teeth
- Cover stained teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
- Repair worn down teeth
- Restore unevenly shaped teeth
- Improve bite alignment
The Porcelain Veneer Process
A porcelain veneer procedure will require 2 to 3 visits for consultation, treatment planning, and final placement. Dr. Lazer will analyze your smile to find the shape and fit to best suit your unique smile at his Owings Mills, MD dental office.
At your initial consult, One of our dentists will carefully examine your mouth and oral health history. He will decide if veneers are right for you, or recommend a more relevant treatment for your cosmetic issues. If he finds other dental issues, he may recommend addressing them first before getting porcelain veneers. If he decides that you are a candidate, he will create a dental veneer treatment plan for your review and approval.
At your next visit, we will begin the treatment plan. Our dentist will start by preparing your affected tooth or teeth. He will remove a minimal amount of tooth surface enamel to make a rough surface for the veneers to attach to. Then, he will take dental impressions, which are precise measurements of your teeth and mouth. Dr. Lazer will send the impressions to a dental lab so they can start fabricating your new porcelain veneers. The lab technician will send us the new veneers once they are ready.
At your last visit, we will clean your teeth using special liquids to help us achieve a durable bond. Dr. Lazer will secure the porcelain veneers to your teeth using a color-matched resin or dental cement. He will make sure that you leave our office with a permanent restoration that will last for many years.
Regular dental visits for preventive care will provide the opportunity for Dr. Lazer to monitor the condition of your porcelain veneers. With good oral hygiene and proper routine dental care, your porcelain veneers can last for many years.
“I keep coming back as a patient because they have really excellent customer service and Dr. Lazer has an excellent bedside manner. If I could explain my experience with Dr. Lazer and his staff it would be awesome!” – Tina
Tina was unsatisfied with her previous cosmetic dental veneers that were put on by another general dentist. Frustrated that they constantly popped off of her teeth, Tina began to look for a new cosmetic dentist. Dr. Lazer was able to help Tina restore her smile using dental veneers. As you can see, Tina’s results were not only beautiful and natural looking but offered Tina lasting and durable results.