Transform Your Smile
Ready to transform your smile and enhance your look? At our Silver Spring dental practice, Dr. Bassford can provide customized porcelain veneers to help you achieve your smile goals. Veneers are a cosmetic dental solution that can mask any imperfections you’ve noticed in your smile. Read more below to find out if porcelain veneers are the perfect cosmetic treatment for you.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that can 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, giving you a flawless smile that will last for many years to come.
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
Porcelain veneers allow you to achieve a stunning smile without the need for braces or other orthodontic treatments. If you’d like to correct the appearance of your 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!
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 applications
- Long-lasting results
Our Porcelain Veneers Process
Receiving your porcelain veneers is a quick process that can be completed right here at our Silver Spring dental office. 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 that matches your smile exactly. We’ll also gently remove a small amount of enamel to ensure the veneers will fit perfectly.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll come back to have them placed. We’ll bond your customized porcelain veneers directly to your teeth by applying a safe and effective dental resin that’s activated with a special light. Dr. Bassford will double-check that your veneers look, feel, and fit perfectly before solidifying the bond. Now, you can leave our office with the flawless smile you’ve been dreaming of.
Caring for Your Veneers
Taking care of your veneers is just like maintaining your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. No special tools or cleaning solutions are necessary to keep them clean. With proper care, porcelain veneers can last for more than 10 years of perfect smiles.
Maintaining excellent oral hygiene and visiting our Silver Spring practice at least twice a year for cleanings is the best way to ensure your porcelain veneers last as long as possible. To help maximize the lifespan of your porcelain veneers, avoid habits that are bad for your teeth such as biting your fingernails or chewing on ice cubes.
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.
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. Make sure to call our office right away so we can schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
Porcelain veneers are an elective cosmetic procedure, so most insurance providers won’t cover their expenses. However, in some cases, you may be able to get a portion of your treatment cost covered. 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. Simply call our Silver Spring office at (301) 593-5500.
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 smile 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.