Posts for: October, 2018

By Eldersburg Dental
October 05, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have stained, or damaged teeth? Do you want to rejuvenate your smile back to its glamour days?

Your dentists in Eldersburg, MD, Drs. Louis Myers, III, Jun Park, Jocelyn Ocampo and Alexander Cho, know patients want to have better-looking smiles, so they recommend a solution: veneers.Porcelain Veneers

What are veneers?

Veneers are an anesthetic fix for unsightly teeth. They are made of thin porcelain and used to resurface an individual's teeth, especially if they're damaged. They fix a variety of issues, such as:

  • Stained or discolored teeth, usually a result of drinking coffee or tea, poor hygiene, smoking, chewing tobacco, or tetracycline-containing.
  • Mishappened teeth, like crooked, overcrowded, and irregularly shaped teeth.

What does the process entail?

When you come into the Eldersburg office, your doctor will:

  1. Examine your teeth and assess whether veneers are right for you. If they decide you are a good candidate, then they'll first deal with any underlying issues, like cavities, first.
  2. They'll remove some enamel from the surface of your teeth, an irreversible process. Your dentist removes some enamel so you don't feel like your teeth are protruding
  3. Your dentist will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab where a custom set of veneers matching the color of your teeth will be made for you.

How do you care for your veneers?

In order to take proper care of your veneers, you need to:

  • Brush twice a day while holding your brush at a 40-degree angle
  • Floss at least once before bed
  • Change your toothbrush when it's frayed
  • Use fluoride-containing toothpaste, mouthwash and water
  • Eat healthy food like carrots that scrape teeth clean

Need a doctor?

For more information on veneers, contact your dentists in Eldersburg, MD, by calling (410) 795-8040. They will be more than happy to help you with your dental needs!

Eldersburg Dental Group
1020 Liberty Rd. Suite 100
Eldersburg, MD 21784