What are Porcelain Veneers?
Do you have stained, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth? Porcelain veneers improve the shape, color, and/or alignment of the teeth while also protecting them from future damage. They are a protective surface for your teeth. The requirements for successful porcelain veneers are multi-factorial and can be evaluated and discussed, again from the “Evidenced Based “dental literature. The advantages of porcelain veneers are:
- Very minimal to no tooth preparation
- Natural Esthetics
- Good Longevity
The longevity of these restorations is known to be very good as long as they are made and maintained properly. Porcelain veneers will last on the order of many years. Our goal is not only a beautiful and functional smile but also a thorough instruction and maintenance protocol with our very experienced hygienists.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Learn answers to commonly asked questions about porcelain veneers below. Our dentists and dental care team can also answer any remaining questions you have at your next consultation.
What are the pros and cons of porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a durable and stain-resistant cosmetic dental treatment. They also look and feel like natural teeth and do not interfere with the fit of your bite. Because veneers are long-lasting, many patients who only want to try out a cosmetic treatment may feel hesitant. Patients who want to try an alternative procedure may benefit more from tooth bonding treatment.
How much do porcelain veneers cost?
There are several factors that go into the price of veneers. The materials used, the size and location of the veneers, as well as how many veneers are needed will impact the cost of veneers. After Dr. Prestipino examines your teeth, he will give you an estimate of the price of your veneers.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
After several years, some patients may require minor repairs to their porcelain veneers. For the best results, maintain a healthy diet, brush and floss your teeth at home, and visit our office for professional cleanings and examinations. Carefully maintaining your veneers will lengthen their lifespan.
Before & Afters: Real Patients, Real Results
Request an Appointment
Fix imperfections in your smile with porcelain veneers. Call Prestipino Dental Group for care at 301-276-0219. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Prestipino online. Dr. Prestipino and Dr. Sfondouris serve patients in Montgomery County, Rockville, Chevy Chase, and Gaithersburg, Maryland.