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Porcelain Vivaneers™ in Washington, DC

At University Centre Dental Associates, Dr. Maurice Haynes offers Porcelain Vivaneers™ as part of his top-notch general dental services for local residents in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County.

If you aren’t satisfied with the aesthetic appearance of your smile, consider getting Porcelain Vivaneers™ at University Centre Dental Associates by Dr. Maurice Haynes.

What are Porcelain Vivaneers™?

Vivaneers™ are a thin coating of porcelain placed on the tooth’s surface, which results in a more uniform shape, smoother surface, and natural-looking tooth color.

Vivaneers™ are a great solution for discoloration associated with the following:

  • Root canals
  • Medication
  • Fluorosis — stains that result from fluoride exposure during infancy and early childhood

Additionally, a dentist may use Vivaneers™ to repair chipped, broken teeth or teeth worn from aging. A cosmetic dentist might also use Vivaneers™ as a time and cost-efficient alternative to braces to correct crooked or misaligned teeth or gaps in between teeth.

What Are the Benefits of Porcelain Vivaneers™?

There are many benefits to Porcelain Vivaneers™ compared to other options such as dental bonding:

  • Natural look of the color and shape of the veneer is matched to the teeth around it
  • No irritation to gum tissue because of using porcelain

How Is a Porcelain Veneer Procedure Performed?

Before applying Porcelain Vivaneers™ to teeth, Dr. Haynes will take X-rays and conservatively prepare the teeth before making an impression of the teeth. The impression is sent off to a dental laboratory to make the Vivaneers™ match the tooth size.

After the Vivaneers™ are returned from the lab, the patient comes in for a second appointment. The dentist will clean, polish, and then etch a thin layer of the tooth enamel to prep the Vivaneers™ for bonding.

After the veneer is placed on each tooth with adhesive cement, the dentist will place the veneer under a light beam that causes the cement to bond to the tooth’s surface. A follow-up visit will be scheduled to check on the Vivaneers™ and make any adjustments as necessary. Patients can expect Vivaneers™ to last approximately 10 to 15 years.

Why Choose Dr. Maurice Haynes of University Centre Dental Associates?

Dr. Maurice Haynes stays up-to-date on the newest advances and technologies in the field of dentistry in order to provide his patients with the best care possible. He combines excellent dental services with compassion and is an active member of the American Dental Association.

How Much Do Porcelain Vivaneers™ Cost in Greenbelt, MD?

The cost for Porcelain Vivaneers™ varies. Please schedule a consultation with University Centre Dental Associates to discuss your particular case.

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of porcelain Porcelain Vivaneers™. Because every policy is different, the staff at University Centre Dental Associates will review your information and help determine the status of your Porcelain Vivaneers™ coverage.

We provide financing through CareCredit® as an option for any out-of-pocket Porcelain Vivaneers™ costs you may have. University Centre Dental Associates also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our Porcelain Vivaneers™ patients.

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How Do I Schedule a Consultation?

Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your initial consultation!The general dental and orthodontic services we offer at University Centre Dental Associates have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents in Greenbelt, MD, and Bowie, MD, as well as Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-302-8395 today to schedule your initial consultation!

Written by University Centre Dental Associates March 19, 2014