Why Choose Porcelain Veneers?
An effective way to make over your smile and conceal slightly crooked, chipped, or stained teeth may be with porcelain veneers. Made of natural-looking porcelain material, these dental veneers are thin restorations that are bonded to the front of the teeth to generate a brighter, more confident grin. Our skilled general dentists custom-design porcelain veneers to improve the color, size, shape, or length of the teeth that show within the smile. If you are bothered by minor aesthetic flaws and wish to explore your cosmetic dentistry options, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA. We specialize in creating beautiful smiles and would love to help you get the results you have always wanted!
Who Is a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
At Byers Station Dental, porcelain veneers are generally placed in pairs and customized to fit over the front surfaces of your teeth for an attractive, natural look. During your consultation, our dentists will listen to your goals and expectations and help you determine if porcelain veneers can meet your goals. To be a good candidate for this option, your teeth should be healthy and unaffected by gum disease or bruxism (teeth grinding/clenching). Porcelain veneers may be ideal for masking aesthetic concerns, like:
- Stained, discolored, or yellow teeth
- Chipped or rough biting edges
- Minor spacing between teeth
- Irregularly shaped, narrow, or short teeth
- Slightly crooked or crowded teeth
How Are Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers generally take about two dental visits to complete. At your first visit, our dentists will prepare your teeth by removing a small layer of tooth enamel. This allows space for the porcelain veneers to sit flush within your smile and creates a more natural appearance. Digital impressions of your prepared teeth will then be taken and sent to a lab where your custom veneers will be crafted from high-quality porcelain. Temporary veneers will be placed on your teeth until your final restorations are ready. We will have you return about 1 – 2 weeks later to remove the temporaries and bond your porcelain veneers in place. Our dentists can make minor adjustments so that your veneers feel comfortable and secure.
Caring for Your Dental Veneers
Since getting cosmetic veneers usually does not require anesthesia, you should be able to continue your daily tasks following your appointment. You might experience minor temperature sensitivity for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Porcelain veneers should be cleaned just like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. While porcelain is more stain-resistant than natural teeth, you may still wish to minimize foods or drinks that may stain to keep your veneers white. To prevent chipping your veneers, it is best to avoid biting into hard objects, such as your fingernails or ice. Our dentists will monitor the condition of your restorations during your routine visits at our Chester Springs, PA facility.
Will Insurance Cover Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure, and as such, are not generally a dental insurance benefit. Nonetheless, the team at Byers Station Dental wants to help you achieve the smile of your dreams and is pleased to accept a range of convenient payment methods. During the consultation, our dentists will personalize your treatment plan to fit your needs and budget. We will then talk with you about treatment costs and help you explore your financial choices.
Optimize Your Smile With Porcelain Veneers
Enjoy the confidence of a bright, balanced smile with custom porcelain veneers from Byers Station Dental! With advanced artistic skill and expertise, our dentists custom-design dental veneers to a precise shape, size, and shade to transform smile flaws into a radiant and beautiful result. Schedule an appointment at our Chester Springs, PA practice to explore this exciting cosmetic dentistry option!