Fix Damaged, Crooked or Misshapen Teeth
Dental veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be an alternative to crowns and an ideal solution for treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, porcelain veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are, however, very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful, long-lasting smile.
Reasons for porcelain veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
Severely discolored or stained teeth
Teeth that are too small or large
Unwanted or uneven spaces
Worn or chipped teeth
What does getting porcelain veneers involve?
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. The teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and the dentist.
On the second visit, the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in extending the life of your new veneers.
To find out if veneers are the right option for you, call our office at (610) 933-3717 for more information or contact us to schedule a free dental consultation where you can get to know us and have all your questions answered.