Addressing imperfect teeth with porcelain veneers
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
The smile is the first impression you give to others. If you have imperfections that impact the appearance of your smile, it can make a bad first impression—on your next date or during your next job interview. If you have imperfections, it may be time to book an appointment with the team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center of Bethlehem and Allentown, PA to learn about porcelain veneers.
How porcelain veneers can improve the smile
Porcelain veneers are restorations that are custom-made for patients based on their unique needs. These ceramic facings are bonded on the front teeth to disguise imperfections. These imperfections may include:
• Unusually shaped teeth
Porcelain veneers are extremely thin, and look completely natural when created by a skill ceramist in a dental laboratory. The dentists at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center will relay information to the ceramist regarding the final results desired, including the shape, size, and color of the final restoration.
How long does it take for porcelain veneers to be placed?
There are several weeks between the first consultation appointment and the final placement of the porcelain veneers. Patients discuss their options at the practice during an initial evaluation. An appointment is made during which the natural tooth is prepared. This requires the removal of a thin portion of tooth enamel from the front of the tooth. Dental impressions are made and sent to a laboratory for creation. In the meantime, the dentist may place a temporary veneer until the final veneer returns to the dental office. Patients return to remove the temporary and bond the final restoration in place.
Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are best suited for the anterior, or front, teeth in the smile. Patients who have a healthy smile free from periodontal disease and tooth decay may be considered proper candidates.
Call Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center today
Porcelain veneers are just one of many cosmetic treatments available to patients at our practices located in Bethlehem and Allentown, PA. If you are ready to learn more about this or other solutions for your smile, request an appointment by calling our office!
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