If you are considering a smile makeover with porcelain veneers, you need to understand what an incredibly flexible and powerful treatment they are. When you get porcelain veneers, you are in control and you can decide exactly what you want your smile to look like after treatment. It can be a subtle change or a dramatic transformation. All you have to do is ask.
If you would like to talk to a cosmetic dentist in person about your options for porcelain veneers in Philadelphia, please call 610-272-0828 or contact Dental Excellence of Blue Bell today for an appointment.
What Do You Want to Change about Your Smile?
Porcelain veneers are capable of correcting most of the common complaints people have about their smile. Some of the more common applications of porcelain veneers include:
- Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
- Gaps in the smile
- Small or poorly shaped teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Crooked or rotated teeth
And more—you can correct nearly any complaint you may have about your smile, and here’s one vital detail: it’s all the same procedure, so it doesn’t take longer to fix all these problems than it does to fix just one.
How Many Veneers Do You Want?
Porcelain veneers can be placed on as many or as few teeth as you want. Have a complaint about just one tooth? Get one veneer. Dislike that gap in your smile? Two veneers can fix that. Want a complete smile makeover? Depending on how many teeth you show when you smile, six, eight, ten, or twelve veneers might be right. You can decide.
Limiting the number of veneers you get is one way to help veneers fit in your budget, too. You can control the cost of porcelain veneers by focusing on fixing just your most pressing concerns right now, adding more later.
How White Do You Want Your Smile?
Unlike teeth whitening, which is limited by the natural color of your tooth enamel, porcelain veneers can be used to whiten your teeth to essentially any brightness you desire. If you want them to look natural, they can be made just a little brighter than your natural teeth. If a natural appearance isn’t your top concern, we can make your smile very, very bright. Subtle gradations of color can also be used to tweak the color of veneers slightly into the blue range to make them seem less yellow.
Do You Want to Maintain or Change the Shape of Your Teeth?
With porcelain veneers, you can decide that you want to give your smile a completely new personality. If you’re happy with the shape of your teeth, porcelain veneers can be made to match them. If you want teeth that are larger, squarer and sharper, we can do that. We can also give you teeth that are more curved, feminine, and friendly.
Do You Want Permanent or Reversible Veneers?
In the traditional porcelain veneers process, your teeth are prepared by removing some of the natural tooth material to make room for the veneers. This means that once you have veneers, you will always have to have them.
But Lumineers are a minimal prep or even no-prep porcelain veneer. This means they bond to your teeth as they are, so if/when you get tired of them, they can be removed, leaving your teeth as they had been.