Do you avoid smiling because of your tooth gaps? Are discolored or damaged teeth impacting your confidence? Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental treatments that can help patients with discolored and damaged teeth. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front of your teeth. Dental veneers are typically made of porcelain materials color-matched to adjacent natural teeth or brightened to match patients desired tooth shade. We offer porcelain veneers in Haddonfield and Marlton, NJ, to help patients improve the shade and shape of their teeth.
What Can Porcelain Veneers Treat?
There are many cosmetic dental problems that veneers address:
- 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.
Porcelain Veneer 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.
Improve Your Smile Today
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.