Do you have deep stains on your tooth enamel? Are dental injuries impacting the look of your smile? Try dental veneers. Dr. Stefan Speck offers porcelain veneers at Oxford Family Dentistry in Oxford, PA. Veneers are shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the front of teeth. This cosmetic dental solution can cover dental injuries and tooth discoloration for a natural-looking end result.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers
To prepare the teeth for porcelain veneers, Dr. Speck etches the tooth enamel. This helps ensure a proper bonding surface and does not damage the teeth. Then, Dr. Speck takes impressions of the teeth, which are used to help fabricate custom veneers. The porcelain veneers are made in a dental lab, where technicians match the color and fit specifications. Once the veneers are completed, Dr. Speck will bond the veneers to the teeth. He always ensures that the veneers are the correct shape and color before permanently bonding them.
Directly after you receive your veneers, do not eat hard or sticky foods that can damage the porcelain ceramic. Additionally, we recommend that patients stay away from staining beverages such as coffee, tea, and wine.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Want to know more about porcelain veneers? Read answers to common questions about this cosmetic treatment here:
How do I know if dental veneers are right for me?
Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Speck and he will help you determine your candidacy for dental veneers. Patients who want cosmetic treatment need to be in good oral health. However, Dr. Speck can provide general and restorative treatments to patients before addressing their cosmetic needs. During your consultation with Dr. Speck, you can communicate your budget, concerns, and ultimate goals for treatment. Using these factors, Dr. Speck will be able to help you choose the right cosmetic treatment for your needs.
What are the benefits of dental veneers?
Dental veneers that contain porcelain ceramic look and feel natural. They are thin enough that they do not appear or feel bulky in the mouth. Because our veneers contain porcelain ceramic, they are long-lasting and durable. Veneers also do not require much tooth removal and also do not damage teeth.
How do dental veneers compare to tooth bonding?
Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are similar cosmetic treatments that both address dental injuries and tooth enamel discoloration. Tooth bonding is a more economical treatment that uses a malleable biocompatible material to cover imperfections. However, porcelain veneers often last longer than tooth bonding treatment.
Are dental veneers permanent?
With the right care, porcelain veneers can last patients up to 30 years. Patients should take care of their dental veneers by gently brushing them and flossing the gums between them.
How long do porcelain veneers take to put on?
Getting porcelain veneers requires two dental visits. During the first visit, your dentist will prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel and taking an impression of your teeth. Next, the dentist will send the impressions to a dental laboratory, where they will custom-make your veneers. This process can take 1-2 weeks.
Meanwhile, the dentist will place temporary veneers on the teeth. At your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary veneers and bond the permanent veneers to your teeth. Each visit can last about 1-2 hours. However, the time will depend on the number of veneers they need to place.
How many teeth do you need for porcelain veneers?
The number of veneers you need will depend on your case. For a full smile makeover, getting 4-8 veneers is common. However, some people may need as few as one or two or as many as ten to twelve. Overall, the number of veneers you need will depend on your cosmetic goals and the health status of your teeth.
Before & After Veneers
Request a Dental Appointment Today
Enhance your smile with porcelain veneers today. Call Oxford Family Dentistry today at 610.753.4506 or schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Speck on our website. Please let us know if you have any more questions about veneers and we will be glad to help you.