What Porcelain Veneers Can Do for You
Porcelain veneers are one of the most powerful cosmetic dentistry tools. With just one procedure, you can improve the appearance of:
- Discolored teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Worn teeth
- Gaps in your smile
- Crooked teeth
- Rotated teeth
- Small teeth
- Poorly shaped teeth
Not only can it improve the appearance of these common cosmetic complaints, but it also has many benefits over other options.
While teeth whitening can help with discolored teeth, it is limited by the natural color of your tooth enamel. But with veneers, your teeth can be as white as you want, which makes them a great choice if your natural tooth enamel is dull, yellow, or brown in color.
For chipped and worn teeth, dental bonding is one option, but veneers are more attractive and more durable than bonding.
Some people think that the only way to correct gaps in your smile, crooked teeth, or rotated teeth is with orthodontics. However, orthodontics can take months to achieve results, while veneers take weeks, which is why they’re often called “instant orthodontics.”
Veneers can also reshape your teeth to give you the exact size and shape of teeth you want for your smile. They can enlarge small teeth, whether you have naturally small teeth or even retained baby teeth. Veneers can also reshape poorly shaped teeth, including peg laterals. You can have your teeth tall or wide, and give them a square or rounded appearance.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are a great way to reshape your smile. People love that veneers:
- Look natural
- Give complete control over your smile
- Give results quickly
- Are easy to care for
- Have no diet restrictions
- Are long-lasting
Veneers are made of advanced ceramics that mimic the luster of natural tooth enamel. They can be made in any shade of white to give you a smile that is a beautiful and healthy white without looking unnatural. The craft of Dr. Siegel is such that the veneers blend subtly into your smile.
At the same time, veneers let you choose exactly how you want your smile to look. As a bonus, you don’t have to wait for results. It takes just a few weeks to get your new smile.
Porcelain veneers don’t require any special care. Take care of them as you should take care of your natural teeth: brush, floss, make regular dental checkups and avoid damaging forces. You don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods with veneers, but you should remember not to chew things you’re not supposed to, such as ice, fingernails, pens, and more.
When you care for veneers, they can last a long time. Studies show about 95% of veneers are still in place and attractive after 10 years.
The Porcelain Veneer Process
The porcelain veneer process is easy. It takes just three appointments.
At your first appointment, you will meet with Dr. Siegel and talk about your smile goals. Dr. Siegel will listen to your desires, then apply his insight and experience to recommend solutions, including porcelain veneers or alternatives like Lumineers or orthodontics if appropriate. Once you decide on the appearance you want for your smile, you can schedule your next appointment.
At your second veneers appointment, Dr. Siegel will prepare your teeth to receive the veneers. This means removing a small amount of tooth enamel so the veneers will fit snugly on your teeth without making them look bulky or creating a shelf that can accumulate plaque. Once your teeth are prepared, Dr. Siegel will use his digital scanner to take impressions of your teeth. These impressions can be sent directly to the lab, where they will make your veneers. In the meantime, Dr. Siegel will fit you with temporary veneers, which look attractive, but aren’t as durable as your final veneers.
Once your veneers are ready, typically 1-2 weeks later, Dr. Siegel will call you in for a final fitting. Once you’ve confirmed that you are satisfied with the veneers, Dr. Siegel will bond them to your teeth.
Why Choose Dental Excellence of Blue Bell for Veneers
If you are looking for a single procedure that can completely transform your smile, you’re looking for porcelain veneers. If you’re looking for a highly skilled, well-trained cosmetic dentist with decades of experience in the Montgomery County area, you’re looking for Dr. Ken Siegel. Dr. Siegel has helped hundreds of people get smiles they love with veneers and Lumineers, and he can help you, too.
Please call (610) 272-0828 today for an appointment at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.