Transform Your Smile
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that can be used to cover a variety of cosmetic flaws on the surface of your teeth. They’re customized to blend in seamlessly with your smile, ensuring a natural appearance. Best of all, the treatment is minimally invasive and can be completed in just one appointment using CEREC technology.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Bassford can use porcelain veneers to treat the following issues:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Crooked or misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers provide several unique benefits that other treatments can’t match, including:
- Natural appearance
- Fast and painless procedure
- No healing process or post-op care
- Versatile use
- Long-lasting results
Our Porcelain Veneers Process
Getting porcelain veneers is a quick and painless procedure that’s usually completed in one office visit for your convenience. To begin your treatment, Dr. Bassford will take detailed, digital impressions of your teeth. This data is used to custom-craft your veneers, ensuring a natural appearance.
Thanks to advanced CEREC technology, we can mill, place, and polish your porcelain veneers in just one appointment. This is much faster and more comfortable than the traditional process, which requires messy dental impressions and typically takes a few weeks. When you visit Dr. Bassford for porcelain veneers, you’ll leave our office ready to enjoy all the benefits of your stunning new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers are a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that should result in little to no pain. Before placing the veneers, Dr. Bassford will numb your teeth to ensure you don’t feel anything during the procedure.
You may experience some mild discomfort at first, but this will typically fade within a few hours. Any pain that you do experience should be easily manageable with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen.
With proper care, porcelain veneers will typically last for about 10 years. If you maintain excellent oral hygiene and visit our Silver Spring practice at least twice a year for cleanings, they may last even longer — sometimes up to 20 years.
To help maximize the lifespan of your porcelain veneers, avoid habits that are bad for your teeth such as biting your fingernails or chewing ice cubes.
Porcelain veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure, so most insurance providers won’t cover them. However, you may be able to get a portion of your treatment cost covered in some cases. The amount of payment you receive will vary based on the terms of your specific plan. If you have any questions about your insurance, our team will be happy to assist you.
If your porcelain veneer falls off or gets damaged, don’t attempt to fix or reattach it yourself. This could end up making the issue worse and set your treatment back significantly. Instead, try to keep the veneer clean and out of harm’s way until Dr. Bassford can see you.
Porcelain veneers can be maintained just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. No special tools or cleaning solutions are necessary to keep them clean. As long as you keep up with your oral care at home and visit us for regular checkups, your veneers should last for several years.
Yes! In many cases, our Silver Spring cosmetic dentist can use porcelain veneers to help crooked teeth appear straighter. This allows you to achieve a stunning smile without the need for braces or other orthodontic treatments.
If you’d like to correct the appearance of crooked teeth, give us a call at (301) 593-5500 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassford. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!
Visit Dr. Bassford For Porcelain Veneers
Don’t let minor flaws like stained or crooked teeth hold you back from your smile goals. With the help of porcelain veneers, you can achieve the radiant appearance you desire. Call our Silver Spring dental practice at (301) 593-5500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassford. It’s the first step on your journey to a perfect smile.