Dental veneers are applied to the front of the tooth to improve aesthetics and strength. Dr. Lazer and Dr. Doroshenko offer dental veneers for patients that want to improve a variety of cosmetic issues. Your dentist in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Lazer may use porcelain veneers or composite tooth bonding for dental veneer procedures.
Porcelain veneers are permanent restoration, made of ultra-thin porcelain designed to look and feel like natural teeth. The medical-grade material is an advanced treatment option that will meet your cosmetic needs and offers durable results that will resist stains.
Porcelain Veneers can be used to restore: aging teeth that have worn down broken or chipped teeth stained, discolored or yellowed teeth stained, unsightly or washed-out fillings misshapen or crooked teeth to close spaces.
Porcelain Veneers Before & After
Porcelain veneers can transform your smile, restoring your health and confidence. See more patient before and after photos in our Smile Gallery.
Baltimore dentist Dr. Ed Lazer is skilled in cosmetic dentistry and has completed over 1000 dental veneer cases. He was one of the pioneers in the use of porcelain veneers and he has undergone advanced training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the nation’s premier post-graduate cosmetic dental teaching center.
Producing a perfect smile is truly an art, as each person is an individual, and Dr. Lazer uses his advanced training and experience to successfully design the shape, color, size, and alignment of your porcelain veneers.
Dr. Lazer blends precision dentistry, perfect planning, and an artist’s eye for detail. Meticulous measurements and photographs are used to evaluate your smile needs and determine what will be necessary to create a radiant smile for you.
At your routine dental appointments, we will monitor the condition of your veneers address any dental issues to maximize the longevity of your new smile.
Complimentary Porcelain Veneers Consultation
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation Includes: Complete examination discuss your goals and desires for your new smile Review our extensive cosmetic dentistry portfolio of before-and-after pictures Get a custom cosmetic dentistry treatment plan with options.
Porcelain Veneers Assurance Policy
We assure you that we will repair or replace any of our dental crowns, porcelain veneers, or onlays for any reason (including accidental trauma) for up to five years provided that:
1) Repair or replacement is done in our office
2) The tooth in question can be saved
3) You have had at least two dental cleanings per year since the placement of the crown, porcelain veneers or onlay
4) You inform us immediately of any dental problem related to our treatment or discovered at your two annual cleanings.
NOTE: If any further treatment is needed at the time of repair or replacement (such as root canal, implant or extraction), an additional fee will be charged.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Can I still get tooth cavities with porcelain veneers?
There is always a chance of cavities developing on tooth enamel, whether covered by veneers or not. A veneer can protect the tooth enamel that it is covering, but it is only as effective as the way you take care of your teeth. Practice excellent oral hygiene, floss, and visit the dentist regularly to protect yourself from cavities.
Do porcelain veneers stain?
No. Porcelain veneers do not stain or get discolored. Dental porcelain is a stain-resistant material. You will not have to worry about your veneer getting yellow and standing out from your other teeth. They can’t be whitened either.
Are porcelain veneers covered by dental insurance?
Veneers are not covered by dental insurance if used for strictly cosmetic reasons. Although, If we are placing a veneer to repair a broken, infected, or chipped tooth, then they may be partially covered by dental insurance. Discuss the procedure with your dentist and insurance provider.
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers are strong like natural teeth, however they can break under pressure. Breaks, chips, and cracks are not very common, however they can occur.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, lasting anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Patients should be sure to take good care of their veneers because they can become damaged with extreme pressure.
Can you drink coffee with porcelain veneers?
We advise patients with porcelain veneers to avoid coffee because of its staining properties. Veneers are made to be stain resistant, however your natural teeth are not. Too much coffee can stain your teeth, leaving your veneers brighter than your smile.
Schedule a Dental Exam & Consultation
If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers in the Owings Mills and greater Baltimore area, schedule a visit with Dr. Lazer today. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you. Call (410) 697-6290 to schedule your consult or request an appointment online.