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Porcelain Veneers – Thin or No Prep and Traditional

February 14, 2013 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Porcelain Veneers,Thin Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Are You Happy With Your Smile?
We all know that a beautiful and healthy smile makes us more attractive.  Did you know that smiling can also help you feel better?  According to Dr. Mark Stibich, smiling helps reduce your stress level, boosts your immune system,  releases endorphins, our body’s natural pain killers and lowers blood pressure. Smiling helps improve our mood and keeps us from looking tired, overwhelmed, and worn down.

A smiling person brings happiness with them and  helps others feel better. Dr. Robin Smith says a smile is so powerful and contagious your life may change for the better once you start smiling.

At McCarl Dental Group, we specialize in healthy beautiful smiles for a lifetime. A beautiful and healthy smile expresses warmth, confidence and success. However, many people feel extremely self-conscious about their smile. If you do not smile because you are embarrassed by your teeth, there are many options available to give you an attractive and confident smile.

Lorie after Porcelain Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Lorie after Porcelain Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Lorie did not like to smile for the camera

Lorie did not like to smile for the camera

Our dental patient Lorie chose porcelain veneers to improve her smile. She said, “My teeth were crowded and a little discolored and considered myself unphotogenic. A relaxed confident smile is important as a public speaker and financial consultant.  After reviewing options with Dr. McCarl and serious consideration, I chose porcelain veneers to give me a smile consistent with my professional image. I am very happy with my veneers and my new smile and will never again shy away from a camera!”

Porcelain veneers improve your teeth’s appearance by making them look straighter, and also whiter; creating a natural-looking and beautiful smile in just two visits. Veneers are more than cosmetic, they can improve the health, form and function of the mouth. Crooked teeth can be difficult to clean and are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease.

Porcelain veneers are an excellent solution for a variety of conditions including:
•    crooked teeth
•    spaces
•    gaps
•    worn or chipped teeth
•    stained or discolored teeth
•    teeth that are too small or too large
Veneers are more durable and effective than bonding, and are a more conservative procedure than crowns.

Thin veneers (also called no-preparation veneers), are also a great option for a natural-looking, beautiful smile. Thin, no prep veneers are ideal for teeth that are worn down, small or unevenly shaped and teeth that have spaces between them. These veneers can also be an excellent solution for replacing old cosmetic bonding.

A dentist experienced in placing thin veneers can create a beautiful smile with NO drilling, No needles and No Novacain!

Laszlo after Thin No Preparation Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Laszlo after Thin No Preparation Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Laszlo had worn down, chipped teeth that had darkened over the years

Laszlo had worn down, chipped teeth that had darkened over the years

Like most people, Laszlo’s teeth had darkened with age.  His bite was such that normal wear and chipping on his front teeth were accelerated. He was told by several other dentists that that same bite prevented him from restoring his teeth with veneers.  Although it presented a challenge, we were able to lighten and lengthen his teeth with thin, minimal preparation veneers.  We lightly smoothed the surfaces of his teeth and took impressions.  There was no need for Novacain or temporary crowns. A few weeks later his thin veneers were placed. Before, his smile barely showed the tips of dark, chipped and worn front teeth.  Now he beams with a big, bright, youthful smile.

Laszlo said, “I am a recent recipient of a beautiful set of thin veneers done by Dr. McCarl, fulfilling a long dream of mine to have a full smile showing a nice set of teeth. Dr. McCarl’s artistry and vision to know the process to create that look is amazing! Having a difficult under bite I had been told by other doctors that it would be impossible and yet, Dr. McCarl assured me that this WAS possible and with very positive results. His wonderful disposition and total understanding of the process gave me a look and smile that I thought was only a dream. Well, he made this dream come true and I can’t believe after all these years I am comfortable in pictures and feel confident enough to smile. I feel very fortunate to have found this practice and have Dr. McCarl as my dentist. Smiling is now a pleasure!”

Call 410-987-8800 or 301-474-4144 to contact the dentists at the Millersville Maryland and Greenbelt Maryland dental offices of the McCarl Dental Group www.McCarlDental about ways to keep your smile looking and feeling great. Everyone deserves a HEALTHY and BEAUTIFUL SMILE!

Greenbelt Dentist talks about Thin Porcelain Veneers

August 25, 2012 in Cosmetic Dentistry,Thin Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Thin Dental Veneers – beautiful, quick and more affordable!

McCarl Patient after thin veneers

McCarl Patient after no prep veneers

Everyone loves a beautiful smile! This dental patient used to have spaces between otherwise attractive, healthy teeth. The spaces existed because the teeth were too small for his mouth – a problem that could not fixed by straightening the teeth with orthodontic dentistry. Thin porcelain veneers to increase the size of his teeth were the answer.

McCarl Patient before no prep veneers

McCarl Patient before no prep veneers

New advancements in thin porcelain veneers allowed us to improve his smile with no-prep veneers. No Novocain.  No drilling. No dental temporaries.  We helped our patient select an ideal color for his teeth and made impressions.  At his next dental appointment, his thin veneers were cemented in place.

No prep veneers also known as thin porcelain veneers can be made as thin as .03 millimeters. Thin veneers are ideal for teeth that are small or unevenly shaped and teeth that have spaces between them. Thin veneers are also often an excellent solution for replacing old cosmetic bonding.  With thin veneers, we not need to reduce the size of teeth as we would to prepare for traditional veneers or crowns.

These “no prep” veneers make smile makeovers possible without drilling. The dentist lightly smooths the surface of your teeth and makes an impression. There is no need for Novocain or dental temporaries.  That is why thin veneers are often called “no-preparation veneers.” Two to three weeks later your veneers are cemented in place.

Contact the McCarl Dental Group at Shipley’s Choice, 8601 Veterans Hwy, Millersville MD 21108, (410) 987-8800 or the McCarl Dental Group, 28 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770, (301) 474-4144  to learn your options for improving your smile and to see if you are a candidate for no prep thin veneers.

Here is what this patient said about his experience in our Millersville Dental Office:  “Dr. McCarl is a great talent and a true artist and master of his craft. During my consultation he presented realistic options and made recommendations without ever seeming pushy. After deciding to undergo a no prep veneer procedure he and his staff provided me with personalized attention every step of the way. The results not only met my expectations but far exceeded them. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, Dr. McCarl is one of the best, bar none.”

Dental Veneers without Drilling

August 23, 2011 in Dentistry,Thin Veneers by McCarl Dental Group

Is your smile causing you to lose confidence? Veneers can transform an everyday smile into a Hollywood smile in just a couple of simple appointments to the dental office. Smiles with spaces, gaps, crooked, discolored, broken or missing teeth are easily improved with the placement of dental veneers. Because veneers make your teeth appear straighter and whiter, your smile will be more beautiful than ever before.

Traditional veneers are used to cover darkened teeth or very crooked teeth. They require the preparation or grinding off of natural tooth surface before the veneer can be constructed, manufactured and placed on the patient’s teeth. Should the veneer ever come off, there is an immediate need to have the veneer replaced due to the dark appearance and condition of the tooth underneath.

That was before no-prep veneers came along.

At the McCarl Dental Group, we have placed porcelain veneers for over 20 years, and now in selected cases, we offer veneers that require minimal to no-prep! Placing these no-prep veneers almost never causes any discomfort to our patients and the appointment process is extremely simple. In fact, when beginning the process for minimal or no-prep veneers, after the first appointment at our Millersville, MD or Greenbelt, MD dental office locations, it is often not even evident that anything has been done to the patient’s teeth. It’s that easy.

At the first appointment at our Millersville, MD or Greenbelt, MD dental office we simply skim the surface of the teeth that are to receive the veneers, then take an impression of the patient’s mouth. These impressions are used to create models of the teeth, so that customized veneers can be constructed in a dental lab to fit the patient’s mouth appropriately. After about 3 weeks, the patient returns to our office to have the veneers placed on their teeth, and we will adjust their bite as needed so that they will fit appropriately with the teeth on the opposite arch.

These minimal to no-prep veneers are so thin, at about 0.2mm in thickness, that they are extremely comfortable for our patients to wear. Our patients often say that in addition to being beautiful, the procedure is remarkably comfortable.

McCarl Dental Group has performed porcelain veneers for over 20 years and offers various other cosmetic dentistry options as well. Our cosmetic dentists in Millersville, MD and Greenbelt, MD will work with you to generate the smile that you’ve been dreaming of. Veneers are a wonderful cosmetic option to help restore self-esteem and confidence to your everyday life.

To learn more about the benefits of dental veneers call our Millersville dental office at 410-987-8800, Greenbelt dental office at 301-474-4144. You may read more about no-prep veneers and see pictures of our dental patients on the McCarl Dental Group website.