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Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD

When it comes to giving you the smile of your dreams, few products beat dental veneers in terms of versatility and effectiveness. Whether you want to whiten your teeth or cover up minor imperfections, veneers provide the perfect solution and they’re readily available at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care. To learn more about the power of veneers, call the Bethesda, Maryland, office or schedule an appointment using the easy online booking feature.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, waferlike shells that your dental provider at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care places over the fronts of your teeth. The veneers are typically made from porcelain or composite resin, which are materials that mimic the natural color of your teeth right down to their opalescence.

How can veneers improve my smile?

While dental veneers can cover up severely stained or yellowing teeth beautifully, they’re also great for hiding:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Rotated teeth

Veneers can also cover up teeth that have sizable ridges or bumps, creating a smooth, white surface.

How do I get veneers?

If you choose veneers, the process usually takes two visits to Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing enough enamel to make room for your veneers. Once your teeth are prepped, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and sends them to a lab where your veneers are custom manufactured to fit your teeth and achieve your goals. (Please note that your enamel doesn’t grow back so getting veneers is often a permanent choice that you have to maintain.)

Once your veneers are ready, you simply return to Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care to have your dentist bond them into place. Your dentist also spends time adjusting and tweaking your veneers to ensure that everything fits together seamlessly.

How long do veneers last?

If you take good care of your veneers through daily cleaning and regular care at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care, your veneers can last 10-20 years. 

And when they wear down, all you have to do is return to have new impressions made for another custom set of veneers.

How do I take care of my veneers?

Since your veneers are bonded in place, you take care of them as you would your natural teeth. This means daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing, as well as steering clear of foods that stain.

While veneers offer stain-resistant surfaces, they can still become discolored over time if you don’t keep up with your maintenance, which includes your regular professional cleanings at Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care.

To find out if veneers are just the solution you’re looking for, call Bethesda Chevy Chase Dental Care or request a consultation using the online scheduling tool.