What Are porcelain Veneers?
A quick way to makeover your smile and hide chipped, crooked, uneven, or stained teeth is with porcelain veneers from Gibson Dental Care. Dental veneers are thin, shell-like restorations often created from porcelain that are bonded to front teeth to enhance the overall look of the smile. Customized for each individual, porcelain veneers can address a variety of cosmetic flaws by improving the size, color, length, or shape of your teeth. Make an appointment at our Lancaster, PA office to find out more about porcelain veneers and decide if they are the right option for your smile goals.
Candidates for Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers can be used to instantly whiten and transform the smile to hide stains and chips in your teeth, improve worn down or slightly misaligned teeth, and enhance teeth that are poorly shaped or spaced. At Gibson Dental Care, your cosmetic veneers will be custom-created to fit snugly over the front surfaces of your teeth for an appealing and natural look. In your consultation, our caring team will listen to your goals and expectations so that we can best personalize your treatment. We will also determine if you are a good candidate for veneers by evaluating your overall oral health. Dental veneers work best in a healthy oral environment. If you have symptoms of gum disease or routinely clench your jaw and grind your teeth (bruxism), we may need to address these concerns before moving forward with placing dental veneers.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Once you have decided on your personalized treatment program, we will begin your veneers treatment procedure. The process of receiving veneers is minimally invasive and generally requires little to no need for anesthetic. To prepare your teeth for veneers and allow room for them to sit evenly within your smile, our team will remove a thin layer of enamel from the surface of each tooth. A dental impression of your prepared teeth will then be taken and utilized to create your custom cosmetic veneers. We use the finest quality porcelain material to create dental veneers and custom-design each individual restoration precisely according to the exact size, shape, and desired color. Your cosmetic veneers might be made in our office while you wait or the impressions could be sent to a dental laboratory where your custom veneers will be crafted from high-quality porcelain material. When your custom veneers are ready, we will bond them to your teeth and polish the restorations for a smooth, natural-looking result.
Following Veneer Placement
Since getting veneers normally does not require much anesthesia, you should be able to resume your daily tasks after your appointment. You might experience sensitivity to cold and hot meals for a few days, but that should subside naturally. Veneers should be cared for just like your own natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. While porcelain veneers are resistant to stains compared to your natural teeth, it can be helpful to stay away from beverages and foods that may diminish the color to keep your smile looking bright. We suggest that you avoid biting on hard objects, like pens, ice, or your fingernails, to keep from harming your veneers. Once your veneers are placed, it is important to visit our Lancaster, PA for routine visits so we can track the condition of your cosmetic veneers, natural teeth, and overall oral health.
Attain Your Smile Goals
Enjoy the confidence of a beautiful smile with personalized porcelain veneers at Gibson Dental Care. With a variety of treatment options to meet your needs, our expert team can help to enhance the look of your smile with cosmetic veneers or other services. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry solutions and achieve the smile you have always wanted, make a consultation at our Lancaster, PA dental practice today.