Our Cosmetic Dentists Can Give You The Smile You
Have Always Wanted
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells that attach to the front surface of teeth to conceal minor dental imperfections and create a beautifully symmetrical smile. Our cosmetic dentists in Philadelphia can provide patients with custom-crafted veneers in as little as two visits. Veneers can last 10 or more years with proper care and regular visits to our office.
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 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.
How It Works
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 be given a set of temporary veneers to wear while the permanent veneers are being crafted.
Placing Porcelain Veneers
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.
Are Veneers Right For You?
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.