Veneers Specialist

The Wilhelm Dental Group

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in La Plata, MD

Veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today, and for good reason: they’re an incredibly easy and effective way to instantly upgrade your smile. If you’re interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile, schedule an appointment at The Wilhelm Dental Group in La Plata, Maryland. Eric Wilhelm, DDS, puts the shine back in his patients’ smiles with high-quality, natural-looking veneers. To learn more, call the office or book a visit online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are tooth-shaped shells that are permanently affixed to the front-facing side of your visible teeth, where they cover up minor cosmetic imperfections. They’re wafer-thin and made of porcelain, so they look and feel just like improved versions of your smile.

The Wilhelm Dental Group fabricates all of its veneers through a lab-based here in the United States, so you can be sure that your new smile will be high quality and natural-looking.

What can veneers treat?

Veneers are typically used to treat minor cosmetic imperfections. Because your veneers cover up the entire visible portion of the tooth to which they’re sealed, they can effectively mask a number of defects, including:

  • Chips
  • Cracks
  • Stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments

They can also improve teeth that are:

  • Crooked
  • Worn or dull
  • Misshapen 
  • Spaced too far apart

Veneers give you a brand new smile, with a procedure that’s quick, easy, and minimally invasive.

What’s the process for getting veneers?

Your veneers start with a consultation. You and Dr. Wilhelm discuss your aesthetic goals and pick a size, shape, and color for your veneers that best complements your smile and the features of your face. 

Dr. Wilhelm then shaves off a thin layer of enamel from the front portion of your teeth to make room for your veneers. He takes an impression of your prepared teeth to send to a lab, where your veneers are custom built to fit perfectly in your mouth and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

You go home with a set of temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent ones to come back from the lab. 

Once your permanent veneers are ready, you come back to The Wilhelm Dental Group for a second appointment. Dr. Wilhelm removes your temporary veneers, checks that your permanent veneers fit comfortably and look great, and then permanently seals them to your teeth with dental cement.

You’ll leave the office with a dream smile that you’ll be proud to share with the world.

Make your smile something you’re proud of. Schedule a veneers consultation today with The Wilhelm Dental Group by calling the office or booking a visit online.