Do you have a single stained tooth? Are slightly crooked teeth impacting the overall look of your smile? Ask us about treatment with porcelain veneers in our Bensalem, PA dental office. Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution covering tooth discoloration, dental injuries, misalignment, and gaps between teeth. We use ceramic material to craft our veneers in our office. They reflect light like natural tooth enamel, so they can easily blend in with the smile.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
To begin treatment, we will prepare the natural tooth enamel. We prepare the teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. Etching into the enamel ensures that the veneers properly conform to the teeth. Then, we will scan the teeth. Our office CEREC technology allows us to scan the teeth and mill ceramic restorations in-office digitally. The tooth scans create three-dimensional images we use as a template to fabricate the veneers.
Once the veneers are complete, we clean the teeth and apply bonding material to the tooth’s surface. Then, we ensure that the veneers are in the right shape, size, and shade. We bond the veneers to the tooth enamel. Finally, we polish and shine the completed veneers.
A Versatile Cosmetic Solution
Porcelain veneers are popular because they care for many different cosmetic problems. Professional teeth whitening is the go-to when it comes to discolored teeth. But deeper stains don’t respond to traditional whitening techniques. We match the color of porcelain veneers to the rest of your smile to blend in seamlessly. Since they cover the front and sides of your tooth, the discolored one will be completely covered.
Veneers replace the portions that are now gone if your tooth gets chipped or cracked. Giving back the full tooth makes your smile whole again and can help you with any issues you’ve had with speaking or eating. We custom-make each veneer to be the same size and shape as your tooth. Doing this also allows us to close gaps in your smile with veneers. They’re shaped to take on that gap while still looking like a natural part of your smile.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Learn more with answers to common questions about veneers:
How do dental veneers compare to dental bonding?
Tooth bonding and porcelain veneers are similar in that they cover cosmetic imperfections. However, they have several differences. Dental bonding is a more economical treatment. However, tooth bonding does not last as long as veneer treatment. Dental veneers may seem more costly upfront, but they offer longer-lasting results.
How long do dental veneers last?
Dental veneers are more permanent than other cosmetic options because they require tooth preparation. With the right care, veneers can last over 30 years. We can provide replacement veneers if you have old veneers that have become discolored over time.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers can treat a variety of cosmetic imperfections in the smile. Patients can cover stained, misaligned, chipped, and cracked with veneers. Because our veneers are made of porcelain, they can easily blend in with the shade of natural teeth. Additionally, veneers are thin enough not to feel bulky or unnatural.
How do I know if I’m a good candidate for veneers?
Most patients are candidates for veneers. Before veneer treatment, we examine the smile for any outstanding dental problems. If patients have any signs of tooth decay or gum disease, we will provide antibacterial treatment first. For the best results, we must ensure that patients have good oral health before their cosmetic treatment.
How long do porcelain veneers take to put on?
Porcelain veneers typically take two to three visits to complete. During the first visit, your dentist will take measurements and prepare your teeth. Next, the dentist will send off your impressions to a dental lab. The second visit usually happens a couple of weeks after the veneers have been custom-made. At this appointment, your dentist will fit and bond the veneers to your teeth. The whole process can take about 2 to 4 weeks. Of course, this will depend on your case and the dental lab’s speed. (USE THIS)
Do porcelain veneers look natural?
Yes, porcelain veneers can look completely natural. The porcelain material mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel. The dentist will customize the veneers to match the shape and color of your surrounding teeth. If your dentist has experience and skill, no one but you should be able to tell you’ve got dental veneers. Porcelain veneers can help you to achieve a natural-looking smile.
Receive Dental Veneers Today
Do you want a brighter, more uniform smile? Call our dental office at 215-770-1081. On our website, you may also request a dental appointment with our professional team. Please let our team know if you have questions about cosmetic dental options. They will be glad to assist you.