Dental Solutions of Roxborough
6162 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128
If you’ve been dreaming of a smile makeover to improve the appearance of worn, chipped or stained teeth, porcelain veneers offer a quick and durable way to bring back your confident smile. Veneers can help close embarrassing tooth gaps, bring a natural gleam to discolored teeth and correct slight shape, size and alignment imperfections in your smile. Schedule an appointment today with an experienced dentist, and we’ll review all of your options for a near-instant smile makeover with porcelain veneers in Roxborough.
Porcelain reflects light and looks like natural tooth enamel, so when it’s used to create a whisper-thin veneer, it looks just like your own teeth. The veneer adheres to the front surface of your tooth so it allows you to speak and eat naturally, giving other people the impression that you were just born with a terrific, natural smile. There are countless ways these veneers can transform a smile, such as:
Deciding whether veneers are right for you is a decision that needs to be made in collaboration with your dentist after an evaluation of your teeth, gums and overall dental health and cosmetic needs.
Your overall porcelain veneers cost depends on how many veneers you need and the complexity of your dental needs as well as whether you need treatment to get your teeth and gums ready for veneers. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and gums, and provide you with a cost estimate, so call us today.
The main differences between veneers and crowns are due to how the restoration is applied to the tooth and how that application affects the tooth’s structure. When you’re having a veneer placed, less than 1 mm of your tooth has to be removed for the veneers porcelain to fit on the front of the tooth. Crowns, in contrast, fit over the entire core of the tooth like a cap. To make room for this restoration that covers all sides as well as the top of a tooth, at least 2 mm of the tooth has to be removed.
In spite of losing more of your natural tooth with a crown, porcelain crowns actually provide structural strength to the tooth. As a result, they’re great solutions for teeth that need both cosmetic and structural improvement such as teeth that have been weakened by decay, trauma, disease, age and teeth-grinding. They’re also often recommended for back teeth that need cosmetic enhancement since crowns provide the strength needed to handle the biting power of the back of the jaw.
Your dentist can help you determine whether porcelain veneers in Roxborough are the best solution for your teeth, smile and overall dental health.
If you choose veneers, our dentist will make a mold of your teeth. This impression ensures that the veneer is custom-fit for your unique tooth. When the veneer is ready to be applied, the dentist may reduce a tiny amount of your tooth enamel. The amount of enamel removed is less than 1 mm, depending on the brand and thickness of your veneer.
Next, the veneer is securely bonded in place. The entire porcelain veneers procedure should be painless, and the veneer should feel natural and comfortable once it’s in place.
Yes, veneers are considered a permanent cosmetic enhancement for your teeth, so they should last for decades if you care for them well. That care should include daily brushing and flossing and at least bi-annual visits to your dentist. It’s also important to avoid biting down on hard objects such as pens and bottles with your porcelain teeth.