What Are Porcelain Veneers?
One quick way to improve your smile and hide chipped, crooked, stained, or decayed teeth is with porcelain veneers from Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics. Dental veneers are light shell-like restorations often created with high-grade porcelain that are bonded to the front of the teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Offering veneer solutions with minimal preparation, our talented general dentists customize porcelain veneers to improve the color, size, shape, or length of your teeth. Schedule a cosmetic dentistry appointment at our Wyomissing or Reading, PA office to find out more information about porcelain veneers and decide if they are right for your cosmetic goals.
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Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers can be used to quickly cover stains and chips on your teeth, improve the appearance of worn down or slightly misaligned teeth, and enhance teeth that are abnormally shaped or slightly spaced. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we customize veneers to fit snugly over the front surfaces of the teeth for an attractive and natural look. In your consultation, our dental team will spend time listening to your goals and concerns so that we can customize your procedure. We will also determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers by assessing your overall oral health. Ideal candidates for porcelain are free from symptoms of periodontal disease and do not routinely grind the teeth or clench the jaw (bruxism).
What Is The Dental Veneers Treatment Process?
Porcelain veneers generally require two visits to our practice. During the first appointment, we will remove a thin layer of enamel from the teeth (to allow your veneers to fit evenly within the smile) and take an impression of the area. This impression, along with specific instructions on creating your veneers to their ideal size, shape, and color, will be sent to a professional dental lab where your veneers will be custom made of high-quality porcelain. Temporary veneers will be placed to maintain function and appearance during this time. About 1 – 2 weeks later, we will have you return for a second visit, during which the temporaries will be removed and your new veneers will be bonded to your teeth. Once in place, your veneers may be polished for a natural-looking feel and smooth finish.
How Do You Care for Your Veneers?
Since getting veneers usually does not require anesthesia, you should be able to get back to your daily activities after your appointment. You may experience some sensitivity to cold and hot beverages and foods for a couple of days, but that should fade away. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing. While cosmetic veneers are more resistant to stains compared to your natural teeth, it is still a good idea to minimize the consumption of drinks and foods that stain to keep your veneers bright. To help protect your veneers, it is best to avoid chewing on hard objects, such as ice or your fingernails. We recommend that you keep up with routine dental examinations and cleanings at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics so we can track the condition of your porcelain veneers, natural teeth, and overall oral health and help you maintain a dazzling smile!
Are Veneers Covered by Insurance?
Veneers are an elective procedure and are usually not covered by dental insurance. To help make your cosmetic dentistry procedure as affordable as possible, Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics accepts many payment options, such as low-interest medical financing. During your consultation, our team will personalize your plan to fit your goals and budget and help you determine the best solutions for your smile.
Porcelain Veneers FAQ
Are there any foods I can't eat with porcelain veneers?
There are certain foods you should avoid to ensure the health and longevity of your porcelain veneers. After you get porcelain veneers at our Wyomissing, PA office, some foods we often suggest you avoid are
- Hard foods, such as ice and raw fruits and vegetables
- Sticky foods, like gum and caramel
- Foods that will stain the teeth, like coffee and berries
Can I still get cavities with porcelain veneers?
Veneers themselves cannot get cavities. However, the teeth under them can. It's vital to maintain your daily brushing and flossing routine to ensure your teeth stay healthy.
What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
Many people may confuse crowns and veneers because they are similar; however, there are distinct differences. A crown is like a cap; it fits right over your tooth. Veneers are more like a shell, however; they go over the front part of your tooth. Veneers typically cause less damage to the tooth than a crown.
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A Gorgeous, Confident Grin
Get the confidence of a gorgeous smile with custom porcelain veneers at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics! With an array of cosmetic dentistry options to fit your needs, our team of gifted dentists can help you determine the best solution for enhancing the overall look of your grin. To learn more about porcelain veneers and other aesthetic services, schedule a consultation at our Wyomissing or Reading, PA practice today.