For Annapolis area dental patients wanting everything from a subtle change to a complete smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of options!
Dr. Scott Finlay and Dr. Chris Anderson offer many choices, including high quality porcelain veneers.
A nationally recognized and highly skilled cosmetic dentist, Dr. Finlay offers his dental patients porcelain veneers as a cosmetic option for those seeking a change to their smile as well as a restorative procedure to treat a variety of dental problems: chipped or broken teeth, gaps between teeth, crooked teeth and stained or discolored teeth.
Porcelain veneers are made from a translucent material and both appear and function just like a natural tooth. They are highly stain resistant, offering years of bright, white smiles! Dr. Finlay, who practices “complete dentistry” , will perform a thorough exam of a patient’s occlusal system and recommend the best treatment option to suit a patient’s oral health needs, their personal goals and their budget.
The choice between different types of veneers should take into consideration a number of factors: oral health, budget goals and cosmetic goals. Dr. Finlay and his associate, Dr. Anderson, will advise each patient on the benefits and drawbacks of each choice so that they can understand the expected results.
The porcelain veneer procedure will require a couple of visits to Dr. Finlay’s Arnold dental office: the first visit will include tooth preparation and impressions which will be sent to a specialized dental lab for fabricating the custom porcelain veneers. At the subsequent visit, Dr. Finlay or Dr. Anderson will place the final restoration. The process only takes up to a couple of weeks and patients will receive temporary restorations to wear while their veneers are being made.
As an alternative, composite- “no prep”- veneers are removable veneers that are attached directly to the tooth. This type of veneer, while also popular, is appropriate only in certain cases where teeth are generally in good shape. Porcelain veneers are permanent and they can last for many years with proper oral hygiene, including regular preventive care visits to Dr. Finlay for thorough dental cleanings and exams.
Dr. Finlay and Dr. Anderson will advise their dental patients who receive veneers how to properly care for them to help them last for a lifetime of beautiful, natural looking smiles!