What Happens During the Porcelain Veneer Process?

Portrait of comfortable woman in winter clothes relaxing on armchair.Cosmetic dentistry is becoming a widely popular field of dental work as aesthetic treatments are becoming more and more affordable for everyday patients and families. One of the more popular treatments requested at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center is the porcelain veneer, a thin ceramic facing made to disguise imperfections in the front of your smile. Our team can talk with you about what to expect from start to finish when getting veneers.

What Happens During the Porcelain Veneer Process?

The porcelain veneer process typically involves several steps. First, the dentist at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a lab for fabrication. During this time, he or she will also prepare the tooth surface by removing a thin layer of enamel to make room for the new veneers. Once the veneers have been fabricated, you return to the dental office, where they will be put onto your teeth and permanently bonded into place. Finally, special tools are used to shape and polish the veneers, so they look completely natural and match the shape and size of your other teeth.

How Long Will I Enjoy My Porcelain Veneers?

With proper care, you should enjoy a beautiful smile with improved aesthetics that can last many years. It is important to note that while porcelain veneers are incredibly durable, they can chip or be damaged just like natural teeth. Practice good oral hygiene habits and always use a mouth guard when playing contact sports or participating in any activity that could potentially damage your veneers or natural teeth. Additionally, regular dental visits with the team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center in Allentown and Bethlehem, PA, will also help maintain the health of your veneers for many years to come!

How Do I Find Out if I Am a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

Overall, porcelain veneers can greatly enhance the appearance of your teeth and give you the smile you have always wanted. If you want to learn more about this dental procedure, make an appointment today with Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center to discuss if porcelain veneers are right for you! Call one of our office locations to connect with our team and get started enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry solutions.

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