One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, porcelain veneers offer dental patients a minimally invasive solution to many dental problems and are often recommended as part of a “smile makeover”.
Dr. Scott Finlay, a cosmetic dentist in the Annapolis area, has extensive education and experience in all areas of cosmetic dentistry, including the placement of porcelain veneers. Dr. Finlay is an Accredited Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), a prestigious position in cosmetic dentistry requiring a demonstrated dedication to continuing education, documentation of cases and a rigorous exam. Dr. Finlay offers his Annapolis area dental patients high quality cosmetic dentistry, including the latest techniques and technology in his Arnold office.
For patients desiring or needing porcelain veneers, Dr. Finlay takes the time necessary to fully evaluate their oral health and understand their personal goals before creating a personalized treatment plan. When considering using porcelain veneers as part of a treatment for a dental problem or a smile makeover, Dr. Finlay will use 2-D and 3-D models to plan treatment and enable patients to understand the process and expected outcome. This multi-step process includes:
- Comprehensive evaluation: an evaluation of the entire occlusal system to determine the possible causes(s) of any dental problems and to understand a patient’s oral health condition;
- Digital imaging and models: digital image modeling to plan and visualize the treatment and outcome;
- Tooth prep and temporaries: the tooth surface will be prepared, removing only as much of the surface as necessary for the placement of the veneers. Dr. Finlay will attach a temporary resin veneer while the custom porcelain veneers are created by a dental lab;
- Final placement of the porcelain veneers: once completed, the final, custom made restorations will be permanently bonded to the tooth by Dr. Finlay.
Porcelain veneers are made to provide years of comfortable, durable wear with proper oral hygiene, including regular visits to Dr. Finlay for dental cleanings and preventive care.