Veneers Specialist

Philadelphia Dental

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Philadelphia, PA

When you’re hoping to improve your smile, veneers could be the right option for discoloration or if you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your teeth. If you live in South Philly, the team at Philadelphia Dental can explain the benefits of veneers and how the procedure will work. Get in touch by phone or online today with the Philadelphia office to schedule an appointment.

Veneers Q & A

What do veneers do?

Veneers are tooth-colored porcelain shells that are placed over the teeth to aid with appearance. They’re custom made to fit your teeth so that they look like natural teeth.

Your Philadelphia Dental dentist starts by taking X-rays of your teeth, as well as molds or impressions to create the veneers. Before applying the veneers, they remove some of the enamel on your teeth, and you and your dentist discuss the need to numb the teeth before application.

When applying veneers, your dentist first temporarily places them on the teeth to make sure they are the right fit and color. Then, they permanently bond the veneers to the teeth.

How do I know if veneers are right for me?

If your teeth are chipped, discolored, uneven, or shaped irregularly, veneers may be the right option for you. Consider veneers if you’re frustrated with how your teeth look and whitening won’t do the trick. They provide an update to your entire appearance and could give you a boost of confidence.

You can always explain what you’re trying to gain to your dentist at Philadelphia Dental, and the team will ensure that you see the results you’re seeking.

What are veneers made out of?

Veneers are thin shells that are made out of porcelain. This material is colored to match your teeth and is durable and stain resistant. Porcelain helps with issues like cracks and shape irregularity.

A big benefit of porcelain veneers is that they require no special treatment, so you can treat them like your normal teeth and eat, brush, and floss as usual.

What if I change my mind?

Veneers are a permanent solution, so before you undergo application, remember that once cemented to your teeth, you cannot remove them. However, this is also a benefit of veneers, as you won’t have to worry about the appearance of your teeth after you get them.

Veneers typically last from seven to 15 years, though this can vary. Talk to the team at Philadelphia Dental or schedule an appointment by phone or online if you have questions about veneers.