Dental Solutions of Stoney Creek
515 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064
If you’ve been living with a smile that makes you feel awkward or embarrassed due to stained, chipped or misaligned teeth, porcelain veneers may help you create a more confident, assured smile. These laminate veneers improve the appearance of your teeth, whether you have gaps that need to be closed, teeth that are worn or yellowed or teeth that are uneven. You have many options that may restore your smile, and our knowledgeable dentist is happy to review your options with you. You can get started on creating a smile that makes you feel self-assured and proud by calling our office and scheduling an exam to discuss porcelain veneers in Springfield.
Hand-crafted specifically to fit your teeth, these veneers are made of a very thin layer of dental porcelain. Porcelain’s texture and light-reflecting abilities mimic the look and feel of natural tooth enamel, so when the veneers are cemented to the surface of your tooth, they look like your real teeth. These veneers are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to correct a few imperfections in their healthy teeth, such as:
If you’re interested in the many benefits of porcelain veneers in Springfield, make an appointment with our skilled dentists. One of our dentists will examine your teeth and gums, asses your specific needs and discuss your options with you.
We do everything we can to make your porcelain veneers cost affordable, but we understand that they are an important investment for you. Some of the issues that determine your total cost will include the number of teeth to be treated and whether we need to provide treatment to prepare your teeth for veneers. Many dental insurance providers do not cover cosmetic procedures like veneers, so feel free to ask us about the availability of flexible financing.
Veneers and crowns both provide a permanent solution for teeth that need improvement in color, shape and appearance. Both adhere to the tooth’s underlying structure, and they both can be made of either dental porcelain or composite resin.
Veneers are a good choice if you just need a cosmetic enhancement for your tooth and if you want to save as much of your tooth as possible. The veneers porcelain covers only the front of your tooth, so you only lose less than 1 mm of your tooth during their application. Porcelain crowns are adhered to the entire tooth and cover all four side of the tooth as well as its top. With a crown, you’ll lose at least 2 mm of your tooth’s surface during application.
Crowns actually make teeth stronger, in spite of the loss of 2 mm of tooth that it requires. So, crowns are an ideal choice for a tooth that has been damaged by disease, trauma or decay. If you have a back tooth that needs cosmetic enhancement, your dentist may recommend a crown. The crown’s strength and support help the tooth withstand the biting force delivered by the back of the jaw.
When you choose veneers, our dentist makes an impression of your teeth. This mold works as a guide to ensure that your veneer fits your tooth like a glove. To prepare your tooth for the veneer, the dentist may have to remove a minuscule portion of your tooth’s enamel during the porcelain veneers procedure. The amount of enamel removed is less than 1 mm, although the exact amount depends on the brand and thickness of your actual veneer. Your veneer is then securely bonded to the front of your tooth, and your dentist will then polish the margins of the tooth so it blends seamlessly with your gums and adjacent teeth. The whole procedure is usually painless, and it provides an instantly brighter, more appealing smile.
Once your porcelain teeth are set, they’ll feel just like your own teeth. You should be able to eat, drink and speak as you normally do.
Veneers are as permanent as crowns and other long-lasting tooth restorations. If cared for well, veneers should keep your smile shining brightly for many years to come. That care should include daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to our dental practice.