If your teeth are discolored, there are several ways to combat the effects, including over-the-counter and professional whitening systems.  Some people may be surprised to find out that veneers in Rockville, Maryland are also a good solution. In cases of severe tooth discoloration which are generally caused by “intrinsic” staining (staining to the tooth structure itself), discoloration caused by fillings, tetracycline antibiotic staining and other reasons, Dr. Samia Nikkhah, your dentist in Rockville, Maryland may recommend that your teeth be whitened as best as possible before applying the veneers to enhance the result.

When our dentist in Rockville recommends veneers, we have decided that the teeth cannot be evenly whitened or matched by other means. Porcelain veneers are among the most aesthetic ways of creating a more pleasing and beautiful smile. They allow for the alteration of tooth shape, size and in this case, color. They require a minimal amount of tooth preparation and are, therefore, a more conservative restoration than crowns, which requires significant removal of healthy tooth structure. Although not the only alternative for all aesthetic abnormalities, they are truly a remarkable restoration when they are indeed the treatment of choice. Simply stated, a veneer is a thin layer of dental restorative material, usually made of porcelain, that replaces enamel and which is bonded on to the remaining underlying tooth.

Dr. Nikkhah will create a mock-up smile made of wax on models of your teeth. This is used to make temporary veneers at the preparation appointment. These temporary veneers in Rockville, a plastic or composite material, are a real benefit of this technique because they can last for a few weeks to several months if necessary, creating, in effect, a “trial smile” so that you can see and evaluate changes before the final result. The provisional stage allows the exciting prospect of visualizing and trying the changes before they’re made permanent. You should always provide to Dr. Nikkhah feedback before deciding upon the final veneer restorations and participate in choosing colors and shapes. Our dental technicians will replicate the provisional teeth in the porcelain veneers. Veneers can make for wonderful tooth imitations by mimicking tooth enamel perfectly.

If you are interested in dental veneers in Rockville, Maryland, we encourage you to contact us today to learn more and to schedule your free veneer consultation.  Pike District Smiles serves dental patients in the Rockville and North Bethesda communities.