Porcelain veneers are thin coverings handcrafted from fine dental porcelain. They fit over the front teeth, hiding stains, chips, gaps, and misalignments. Typically placed in two visits, porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry solution for people who want to give their smile instant appeal.
Dr. Dougherty will expertly design your veneers based on your unique needs. With porcelain veneers, he can alter the length, size, shape, and color of your teeth, creating a more uniform, shapely smile. High-quality dental porcelain is stain resistant and luminescent, for highly-esthetic, natural-looking results.
At your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Dougherty will ask you what you like and dislike about your smile. He may suggest that you bring in pictures of smiles you like or browse our smile gallery for ideas. Together, you will create a plan that resolves all of your concerns. If porcelain veneers are right for you, Dr. Dougherty will create a custom design, including models that allow you to preview the proposed results. The plans are sent to a dental laboratory with which we will work closely to ensure the best possible outcome.
The dentist places the veneers in a second visit. A small amount of tooth enamel will be removed to make room for the veneers. Sedation options are available for your comfort. With proper care and maintenance, including regular dental visits, porcelain veneers can last for 10 years or longer. In some cases, Dr. Dougherty recommends combining porcelain veneers with other cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain crowns or teeth whitening to increase strength and esthetics.
Delmarva Sedation Dentistry – The Shore Choice
Take the first step toward health and wellness, call our West Ocean City dental office and reserve your appointment with Dr. Edward T. Dougherty. Delmarva Sedation Dentistry serves the entire Delmarva peninsula including, Bethany Beach, Selbyville, Rehoboth, Fenwick, Ocean Pines, Salisbury , and Berlin with gentle, holistic care for smiles that last a lifetime.