Porcelain Veneers

Do you avoid smiling because of your tooth gaps? Are discolored or damaged teeth impacting your confidence? Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help patients with discolored and damaged teeth. We offer porcelain veneers in Marlton and Haddonfield, NJ, to help patients improve the shade and shape of their teeth.

Porcelain Veneers in Marlton, NJ

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin tooth-shaped shells made of porcelain. Porcelain is the perfect material to use to create veneers because it matches the color, translucency, and texture of natural teeth. The purpose of porcelain veneers is to hide any cosmetic issues and improve the appearance of the tooth.

We will take impressions of your teeth to create the custom veneers. They will fit each tooth perfectly. Your dentist will cover the front surface of the tooth with the veneer.

What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?

There are many cosmetic teeth flaws that porcelain veneers can address. They are the most versatile cosmetic dentistry treatment that we offer. If you have any of the following cosmetic issues, our dentist may suggest porcelain veneers to make over your smile.

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Misaligned or crooked teeth

We can cover one or all of the teeth in the smile line with porcelain veneers. The smile line includes all of the teeth that show when you smile.

Porcelain Veneer Treatment

To ensure that veneers fit properly, we prepare teeth by removing a portion of the tooth enamel. Then, we take digital scans that create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to our partner dental lab. We work with local expert ceramicists to create veneers that look and feel natural. 

When your veneers are placed, you’ll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. We cement each veneer using a bonding agent and then use a curing light to create a solid bond. Finally, we polish the veneers for a natural sheen.

While veneers are stain-resistant, we may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile. Foods and beverages that are high in chromogens or acidic can damage or stain the veneers.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer many benefits making them a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. As a versatile restoration, they can treat many cosmetic issues to alter the appearance of teeth.

When we place dental veneers on teeth, they protect the tooth damage and decay. Porcelain is also resistant to stains. It is very durable and will last for many years if properly cared for. This will help maintain the brightness of your new smile for many years.

This cosmetic dentistry treatment is highly customizable. We can create a smile to match your natural teeth or create a new smile that is more harmonious. Your treatment can be completed in a short time, providing you with a new smile in a short amount of time.

Porcelain Veneers Q&A

Do you have more questions about veneers and veneer care? Read answers to commonly asked questions about this cosmetic treatment: 

How long do dental veneers last?

Veneers can last for ten or more years with the proper care. However, because we prepare teeth for veneers, patients must be committed to covering their teeth. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist on a regular basis can ensure that veneers last.

How do you clean dental veneers? 

You can brush your veneers with a toothbrush. Use a soft-bristled brush and brush gently. Avoid toothpaste that contains abrasive particles like charcoal or baking soda that can scratch and damage veneers. You can also easily floss between your veneers to remove food debris and prevent bacterial buildup.

Is veneer treatment painful?

Because dental veneers offer minimally invasive treatment, patients will not feel any pain during their treatment. It will take time for patients to get accustomed to their veneers post-treatment, and patients may feel soreness several weeks after they receive care.

Do porcelain veneers stain?

Porcelain veneers are highly resistant to staining due to the non-porous nature of porcelain. Your natural teeth can easily absorb stains from coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco while porcelain veneers can maintain their color over time. However, we still recommend practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly to keep your veneers and natural teeth looking their best.

What happens to teeth under dental veneers?

Your natural teeth will remain mostly intact under the dental veneers. Your dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel from the surface before placing the porcelain veneer. This may cause the tooth to feel different. However, the tooth under the veneer is protected. There is less risk for tooth decay and staining as long as you properly care for your teeth and gums.

Can dental veneers fix crooked teeth?

Porcelain veneers can fix the appearance of crooked teeth by covering the front surface of the tooth. We design a custom porcelain shell that will straighten out the tooth. However, for severe misalignment or crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment is necessary. Teeth veneers are a cosmetic solution for minor misalignment to enhance the aesthetics of your smile without braces or aligners.

Are there any risks to getting porcelain veneers?

There are minimal risks involved with getting dental veneers. They include tooth sensitivity since a small layer of enamel is removed from the surface of the tooth. There is also a chance the veneer can detach and require repair. Gum tissue might react to the veneer material, leading to discomfort or inflammation. Proper placement of the dental veneers and good oral hygiene practices will minimize these risks.

Who is a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

To qualify for porcelain veneers, you should be in good oral health and desire a better-looking smile. Cosmetic concerns such as discolored, slightly misaligned, chipped, or gapped teeth can be successfully treated with dental veneers. Candidates must have healthy gums and enough tooth enamel. Your dentist will need to remove a thin layer of enamel to bond the veneer to the tooth. If you have severe misalignment or gum disease, you may need additional treatments first.

Improve Your Smile Today With Porcelain Veneers in Haddonfield or Marlton, NJ

Do you want a brighter, straighter smile but don’t want teeth whitening or braces? You can contact our Haddonfield office at 856.429.0404 or our Marlton office at 856.983.9620. Feel free to ask us about a smile makeover.