William A. Taylor, DDS, PA

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Silver Spring, MD

If you want to give yourself the smile of your dreams with a procedure that’s quick, easy, and minimally invasive, then veneers are for you. William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, provides beautifully high-quality veneers for his patients in Silver Spring, Maryland. Give your smile a makeover today, and schedule a consultation by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Veneers Q & A

What are veneers?

Veneers are a very popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can totally makeover your smile. They’re thin, tooth-shaped shells that Dr. Taylor permanently bonds to the front side of your teeth, where they cover up your natural teeth and give your smile a brand new appearance. You can select the size, shape, and color of your veneers to fully customize your new dream smile.

What are veneers made from?

Porcelain or composite resin is usually the material used to make veneers. Both materials can be shaded to match your natural tooth enamel, and they both reflect light in a very similar way as your enamel. Because of this, your veneers look just like real teeth once they’re sealed in place, giving you a smile that looks as beautiful as it does natural. 

How can veneers improve my smile?

Veneers cover up the entire front-facing side of your visible teeth, effectively giving you a blank canvas to totally redesign your smile. With veneers, you can correct a wide range of cosmetic imperfections, like:

  • Cracks, chips, and fractures
  • Staining that hasn’t responded to professional whitening
  • Teeth that are misshapen, crooked, or particularly small
  • Worn-down teeth

You can also use veneers to close gaps between teeth that are too widely spaced, giving you a more uniform and aesthetically pleasing smile.

What’s the procedure for getting veneers?

First, you have a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Taylor where you discuss your dream smile and what you’d like to get out of veneers. You can bring in pictures of smiles that you admire to help give Dr. Taylor a better idea of how you’d like your smile to look.

Dr. Taylor helps you pick out the size, shape, and color for your veneers that best enhance your smile while complementing your natural facial features, then he prepares your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel from the front side. Once your teeth are prepared, he takes an impression of your mouth that he sends off to a dental lab.

The lab builds your veneers so that they fit perfectly on your teeth and feel natural in your mouth. This process can take about one or two weeks, so Dr. Taylor fits you with temporary veneers in the meantime. Once your permanent set is ready, you come back to the office, and Dr. Taylor seals them to your teeth with dental cement.

Get started on your dream smile today and schedule a visit with William A. Taylor, Jr., DDS, PA, by calling the office or booking online.