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 a 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 at www.AACD.com.
Your New Smile
Teeth 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 have 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:
- Slight surface blemishes
- Minor spaces
Conservation of tooth structure is important. In Dr. Finlay’s experience, the limitation in incorrect application of “no prep” veneers produce results that are bulky or artificial in appearance. No-prep veneers can also cause periodontal concerns if not applied properly.