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Porcelain Veneers Annapolis, MD

Porcelain VeneersAn Overview

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-like shells that cover the front and sides of the tooth. These delicate restorations are unbelievably strong. They provide both a conservative and natural-looking enhancement to your smile.

Dr. Scott Finlay of Annapolis, MD uses only the finest materials. We work with the leading dental laboratories to artistically create porcelain veneers that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers provide a number of health and cosmetic benefits:

  • Improve the appearance of small gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Repair small chips and cracks
  • Eliminate discoloration and uneven texture
  • Reduce food accumulating between teeth for better health

AACD Accredited Fellow Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Scott Finlay is an Accredited Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the highest credential awarded to a cosmetic dentist. Accreditation is a rigorous process that includes a written and oral examination and submission of numerous cosmetic dentistry cases. In addition, the dentist must show a dedication to continuing education, as well as a reputation for delivering excellence in cosmetic dentistry.

Dr. Finlay is the only cosmetic dentist in Annapolis to achieve this honor and one of only a few dentists in the Maryland, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. area. Find more information about cosmetic dentistry and the credentialing process online at

Your New Smile

Porcelain VeneersTeeth with porcelain veneers appear brighter, whiter, straighter, and more beautiful. Our goal is to create a smile that compliments your face and looks like it was supposed to be there.

We take measures during the treatment planning to ensure that any problems with the teeth are corrected to prevent future damage and wear from occurring in the porcelain veneers.

Veneers vs. Lumineers and No-Prep Solutions

The marketing of products like Lumineers has popularized the concepts of ultra-conservative or no preparation restorations. Dr. Finlay offers products similar to Lumineers. The options we offer are more predictable, durable, and natural-looking.

Minimal prep veneers are ideal for patients with minor concerns such as:

  • Color
  • Slight surface blemishes
  • Minor spaces

Conservation of tooth structure is important. In Dr. Finlay’s experience, the limitation in the incorrect application of “no-prep” veneers produces results that are bulky or artificial in appearance. No-prep veneers can also cause periodontal concerns if not applied properly.

In addition to a porcelain veneer procedure, Dr. Finlay provides additional dental services in Annapolis, Maryland.

Call our Annapolis, MD dentist office at 443–276–4094 or request an appointment online.

"Ever since you transformed my front teeth with cosmetic crowns and veneers, I have not stopped receiving compliments from family and friends. As a fellow dentist, I can appreciate the comprehensive details you and your staff attend to. It is a pleasure!"Dan C., DDS
"My smile makeover was very satisfying. After having a chipped tooth for the last 23 years (bicycle accident at age 11), it’s great to have it fixed. I am no longer hesitant to show my front teeth when I smile. The “ZOOM” whitening process really turned out great as well.…Jason P.
"Everyone in your office is wonderful and deserves a thank you. Your service is outstanding and I don’t think there is anything you need to change. Thanks very much. With love. Amal."Amal A.
"I absolutely love your office and is the reason why I travel to Annapolis during rush hour all the way from DC! Thanks to everyone ... you are always pleasant, helpful and educational! Would definitely recommend…"Caron P.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

Dr. Finlay follows a four-step smile design process:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation
    First, we complete a comprehensive evaluation to examine your teeth, gums, mouth, jaw joints, and muscles.
  • Cosmetic Imaging
    Then, we use 2-D and 3-D imaging to simulate the proposed results of the treatment. Cosmetic imaging allows you and the dentist to visualize the outcome before permanent changes are made.
  • Temporary Veneers
    Next, Dr. Finlay creates interim replicas, also called provisionals or temporary veneers. The temporary teeth veneers ensure you are happy with the look and feel. We send a copy of the provisionals to a dental laboratory. These are used as models for hand-crafted porcelain veneers.
  • Final Placement
    The final porcelain veneers are then permanently bonded to your teeth, gently polished, and adjusted for color if necessary.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Will porcelain veneers stain my teeth?

No. Dental veneers are free of harmful chemicals that won’t stain your teeth or eat away at your tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are actually a great way to protect your teeth from staining because they are made of a highly stain-resistant material.

Are there alternatives to porcelain veneers?

Yes. Alternatives include tooth bonding, and dental crowns. Although, these alternatives may not give you the complete results you can get with porcelain veneers. Tooth bonding is not as durable and long-lasting as dental veneers, and dental crowns require more tooth preparation than necessary if you only need veneers for aesthetic reasons.

Are porcelain veneers removable?

No. Due to the amount of tooth structure needed for the stable placement of porcelain veneers, they are considered a permanent restoration. Only the dentist can remove veneers, but they can’t be reused or saved after being removed. If your veneers become damaged over time, we can repair or replace them to keep your smile looking great.