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Porcelain Veneers – Bensalem, PA

Achieve the Beautiful Smile
of Your Dreams

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Having cracked, misshapen or stained teeth can negatively affect your quality of life. Indeed, not being able to smile confidently can even influence your professional or dating rate of success. Fortunately, Dr. Gutman can transform your smile with porcelain veneers in Bensalem, PA, the most natural looking and durable cosmetic restoration in dental history. Whether you want to conceal a chipped front tooth or remake your entire smile, do not hesitate to contact us about porcelain veneers in Bensalem.

Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Porcelain Veneers?

  • Designed to Last Several Years
  • Made from Tooth-Colored Porcelain Materials
  • More Resistant to Stains Than Enamel

What are Porcelain Veneers?

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Veneers are thin porcelain caps which bond to the outside of the tooth. A veneer can change the color, shape and size of a single tooth or a complete smile. They are used to whiten teeth, remove gaps, straighten teeth and correct teeth worn by grinding. Veneers can create that beautiful smile you always wanted – they look, feel and function as natural teeth do!

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to fix common dental flaws, such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Over or undersized teeth
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth

Traditional Porcelain Veneers

Traditional porcelain veneers blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. Before placement, a minimal amount – usually less than a millimeter – of enamel must be removed. The tooth is then “shaped” to provide a mounting place for the veneer.

Minimal-Prep Veneers

Unlike traditional veneers, minimal-prep veneers require very little – if any – removal of enamel. This type of veneer is most suitable for a tooth that is smaller than adjacent teeth or to fill a gap between teeth.

What is the Procedure Like?

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Traditional porcelain veneers can be placed in just two quick trips to a cosmetic dentist in Bensalem. During your first visit, Dr. Gutman will prep your teeth for veneer placement by removing an extremely small layer of enamel. This helps ensure that the front of your teeth can accommodate your veneers.

After they have been prepped, impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to the dental lab, where your custom-designed porcelain veneers will be created. This process usually takes a week or two, so in the meantime you will be given temporary veneers to protect your teeth from harm.

Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for the final placement procedure. Dr. Gutman will remove the temporary veneers and polish your teeth. After checking to ensure your permanent veneers fit properly, he will adhere them to your teeth using a special bonding cement and ultraviolet light that speeds up the bonding process.

What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

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Each year, men and women in Bensalem choose porcelain veneers to rejuvenate their smiles due to the treatment’s major benefits, such as:

  • Natural appearance – Veneers have a semi-translucent quality that mimics natural tooth enamel, allowing them to blend in effortlessly with the rest of your smile.
  • Brighter smile – Porcelain veneers are more stain resistant than natural enamel.
  • Immediate results – You can immediately return to your normal schedule after the veneer placement procedure is complete.

Maintaining an at-home oral hygiene regimen and making regular hygiene visits to a cosmetic dentist in Bensalem will ensure many years of service for your veneers. Porcelain veneers will survive a lifetime with the proper care!

Porcelain Veneers – Frequently Asked Questions

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Even if you’re overjoyed at the idea of achieving your dream smile with porcelain veneers in Bensalem, you may have a few questions or concerns about the treatment process. In the section below, we have compiled a list of questions we get asked often about porcelain veneers, as well as their answers. If your question isn’t answered on this page, feel free to give us a call. Our team will be happy to help you learn as much about this treatment as you can.

How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

There actually is no fixed cost of porcelain veneers. We can provide you with a personalized cost estimate during your consultation for veneers. It should come as no surprise that the more veneers you receive, the more your treatment will cost. The price will also be affected by whether or not you require any preparatory work beforehand, such as fillings or gum disease therapy.

Can I Use My Dental Insurance?

Most dental insurance companies would consider veneers to be a purely cosmetic procedure. As such, they usually won’t cover any of the cost. However, there may be exceptions. For instance, a veneer that is used to correct a severely chipped tooth may cross over into restorative dentistry, which is partially covered.

Our practice is in-network with many insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Delta Dental. We’ll handle the paperwork for you and help you find any coverage you may qualify for.

Does It Hurt to Get Porcelain Veneers?

When preparing your teeth for traditional veneers, your cosmetic dentist in Bensalem will have to remove a thin sliver of enamel. Local anesthetic will ensure that part of your mouth is completely numb during the procedure. The more veneers you receive, the more likely you are to experience some soreness in your jaw or gums after the numbness wears off. Take an over-the-counter pain medication as needed, and the discomfort should subside in a few days at most.

Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?

Placing veneers requires shaving off some enamel. Because enamel cannot regenerate once it has been lost, that tooth will always need some sort of restoration in order to protect it. Porcelain veneers are indeed considered a permanent treatment.

However, this should not hinder you from getting them. The vast majority of our patients with veneers are thrilled with their results. Plus, you can expect your veneers to last a decade or more before you need to get them replaced. You can prolong their lifespan even further by being diligent about your oral hygiene, protecting your teeth from damage, and attending your routine dental checkups and cleanings.