Our Cosmetic Dentists Can Give You the Smile You Have Always Wanted
If minor dental imperfections like chips, cracks, and slight misalignment make you feel self-conscious about your smile, porcelain veneers can help you. . Dentistry at 1818 Market St. can design and apply high-quality porcelain veneers in just two visits. These thin porcelain shells attach to the front of natural teeth, covering imperfections and creating symmetry in your smile. We offer only the highest-quality veneers, made from beautifully translucent porcelain that is customized in color, shape, and size to look natural among surrounding teeth. To learn more about porcelain veneers, contact our Philadelphia dental office today.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
During the first appointment, you will discuss your goals for your smile. If veneers are right for you, our cosmetic dentists will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel from the front surface, roughly equal to the thickness of an eggshell. This process creates room for your veneers so they can lie flush with surrounding teeth. We can provide local anesthesia to address any sensitivity you might feel during this preparation. Next, our dentists will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be sent to an offsite lab to guide technicians in creating your permanent veneers. You will wear a set of temporary veneers while the permanent veneers are being crafted.
Your permanent veneers will be ready in two to three weeks. During your second appointment, your dentist will check each veneer to ensure a proper fit. Next, your veneers will be bonded to your teeth. We will perform a final analysis to ensure that you are satisfied with the look and feel of your veneers, making any adjustments as necessary. Finally, you can leave our office with an attractive, charismatic new smile you can be proud to share with everyone you meet.
Caring for Porcelain Veneers
Veneers do not require any special at-home care on your part other than routine brushing, flossing, and rinsing. During your regular checkups at our office, we will evaluate the condition of your oral health to make certain your veneers are in harmony with your entire smile. You can prevent damage to your veneers by avoiding using them to chew hard or sticky foods, and by breaking habits such as chewing pen caps, fingernails, and ice chips. With proper care, your veneers can last up to 10 years or longer.
Do You Need a Porcelain Veneers Dentist?
Candidates for porcelain veneers should have healthy teeth and gums. All oral health issues must be addressed before moving forward with any cosmetic treatments. This treatment is excellent for patients who feel self-conscious about:
- Chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Worn teeth
- Teeth of an inconsistent shape
- Excessive spacing between teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
Porcelain veneers are not a solution for teeth that are severely crooked, broken, worn down, or otherwise damaged. We will carefully examine your smile to determine if veneers are right for you.
Learn More about Porcelain Veneers in Philadelphia
To learn more about porcelain veneers and the other cosmetic dentistry treatments available at our office, contact a member of our team today.