Silver Spring, MD Dentist
Susan Pearson, DDS
1131 University Blvd. West, Ste 103
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 649-2203
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By Susan Pearson, D.D.S.
September 21, 2018
Tags: Veneers   Porcelain Veneers  

You want to improve the appearance of your smile. Small gaps and a prominent chip mar the teeth in the front of your mouth--what dentists call "the smile zone." Bonding won't work as the needed repairs are too extensive. Could porcelain veneers work? Ask your dentist inVeneers Silver Spring, Dr. Susan Pearson. She understands how her patients wish to look their best. She can tell you if veneers are your right option.

What are porcelain veneers?

Thin, translucent shells of premium dental porcelain, veneers (also called laminates) cover a wide variety of enamel defects such as:

  • Deep stains from pharmaceuticals (tetracycline, for instance) or years of smoking
  • Cracks and chips
  • Surface pits and fissures
  • Congenital malformations such as peg-shaped lateral incisors or teeth which are too long or too short
  • Small gaps and mild crowding

Your Silver Spring dentist resurfaces the front side of the teeth and then bonds the customized veneers in place.

Is the procedure difficult?

Receiving porcelain veneers does take two to three appointments with Dr. Pearson and her team. However, the treatment itself is comfortable and uncomplicated. An initial examination and digital X-rays tell the dentist if your teeth are healthy enough to receive dental laminates. Then, she discusses your ideas of how you want your smile to improve.

While versatile, veneers cannot change every possible defect, but you'll be amazed at how Dr. Pearson can meet your needs and incorporate your ideas into her treatment plan. Oral impressions, photos and detailed instructions tell the dental lab how to make the veneers just the right size, shape and color to suit your smile and facial features.

An important part of the veneer procedure is enamel resurfacing. Dr. Pearson removes a portion of tooth enamel from each tooth. This one-half millimeter slice helps the veneers fit and bite correctly.

However, there is one caution. Because of this resurfacing, you must always wear veneers. But, don't worry. When you diligently care for your veneers, they can last for years.

When your veneers come in from the dental lab, Dr. Pearson will cement them in place. She takes great care to properly seat the veneers on the teeth to avoid gum irritation, chipping or other surface problems. A special dental light activates the cement and hardens it.

It takes a week or so to adjust to how your veneers feel inside your mouth, but you'll love how they look right away. You'll enjoy a great smile that looks like you only better!! Plus, veneers strengthen tooth enamel.


Dr. Pearson will help you decide if versatile porcelain veneers could change your smile and your self-confidence. Ask about the other cosmetic treatments she offers, too. Call the office today for your consultation appointment: (301) 649-2203.













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