Do you have slightly crooked or misaligned teeth? Are your deep tooth stains impacting your smile? Try dental veneers. Veneers are shells of porcelain ceramic that cosmetically enhance the smile. Our veneers can be used to cover shortened teeth, gaps between teeth, and worn or damaged teeth. Main Line Family Dentistry team provides porcelain veneers in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dental veneers are a durable, natural-looking option for patients who want to treat one or all of their teeth. They offer a more permanent solution than tooth bonding and can last for years under the proper care.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment in Bryn Mawr, PA
We clean the teeth and remove a small portion of the enamel to begin treatment. Next, we gently etch into the enamel to create a good bonding surface for the dental veneers. Preparing the teeth ensures that the veneers look and feel natural and comfortable. Then, we take dental impressions that we send to a dental lab. At the lab, technicians create the custom veneers out of thin porcelain ceramic.
When the veneers are complete, we apply bonding material to the prepared teeth. Then, we make sure that the veneers are the desired shape and color. Next, we bond the veneers to each tooth with a curing light. Finally, we polish the veneers for a natural sheen.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Learn more about dental veneers with answers to these commonly asked patient questions:
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Dental veneers are strong and durable restorations. They offer a long-lasting option for patients with a variety of dental problems, including:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Shortened teeth
We can cover each tooth with a custom veneer to brighten and realign the smile. Because we use porcelain ceramic for our veneers, patients receive cosmetic care that looks and functions naturally. An added benefit of veneers is that they are low-maintenance and can be cared for like natural teeth.
How long do dental veneers last?
Porcelain veneers last for many years if cared for properly. After receiving your veneers, avoid staining foods and beverages like berries, coffee, or tea. Gently brush and floss between your veneers and natural teeth. Keeping your veneers clean can prevent discoloration and damage to your veneers. Remember to schedule regular appointments so we can keep track of your veneers.
Do I need dental bonding or veneer treatment?
Tooth bonding and porcelain veneer treatments are similar because they cover imperfections in the smile. However, although dental bonding is a more economical option, it is best suited for patients with minor imperfections. Veneers may cover the entire smile and often last much longer. Contact us, and we will help you decide if your cosmetic needs fit dental veneers or dental bonding treatment.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Address crooked, damaged, or stained teeth with porcelain veneers. Call our office for treatment at 610.601.2978 or request a dental appointment with us online. At your next visit, let us know if you have any questions about your treatment options and we will be glad to help.