Veneers Specialist

Barbara Baxter, D.M.D.

Dentists located in Washington, DC

Misshapen, cracked, or stained teeth can make you think twice before smiling. The dental professionals with Barbara Baxter, DMD provide porcelain veneers as a means to improve your smile's appearance and function. Look and feel your best with custom veneers provided by the qualified team at Barbara Baxter, DMD in Washington, DC. Call or schedule a consultation online.

Veneers Q & A

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain shells made to replicate the natural look of your teeth. Each veneer is custom-fitted to your individual teeth, then one of the skilled cosmetic dentists at Barbara Baxter, DMD bonds them to your existing teeth. Veneers cover blemishes like gaps, stains, cracks, or misshapen teeth. In addition, they help reinforce delicate teeth.

Porcelain remains the most stain-resistant material for making veneers, though veneers may also be created out of resin composite materials. Porcelain more closely resembles your actual teeth enamel, too. One of the dental team members reviews your options and helps you pick the best kind of veneers for your unique situation.

How do I get veneers?

After a meeting to talk through your veneer options and the results you’d like to see, you return for a follow-up appointment. Here, a skilled cosmetic dental specialist readies your current teeth for the shape of the veneers by scraping off a minimal amount of enamel from the surface. After your teeth have been prepared, your dental practitioner makes an impression of your teeth so the dental lab can create your custom veneers.

When your veneers are finished, you return to the office, and your veneers are fitted one by one over your existing teeth. After cleaning and etching the surface of your teeth to prepare them for the bonding process, the dental expert applies a special cement and light source that causes the adhesive to bond securely to the porcelain. Voila! Once the cement dries, you have a new and upgraded smile!

What are the advantages of dental veneers?

Veneers are a natural-looking means to correct misshapen, cracked, or crooked teeth. Also, they provide the following benefits:

  • Resistance to stains
  • Little gum irritation
  • Ability to lighten darker teeth, so they appear whiter
  • Look great with no invasive dental work
  • Reinforce weak teeth
  • Cheaper than other dental treatments such as crowns

To learn more about how to improve your smile and the convenience of custom veneers, schedule a consultation using the online booking tool or call Barbara Baxter, DMD today.