We offer porcelain veneers at our Maple Glen cosmetic dentistry practice, as we feel that they are among the most effective tools for revitalizing a person’s smile. If your teeth are slightly crooked, chipped, discolored, misshapen, or showing signs of aging, porcelain veneers can be used to improve both the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth. At Aesthetic Dentistry, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to meet the needs of our patients and would be happy to discuss your goals with you in person. Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Blasek and begin the path to a brighter, healthier smile!
Porcelain Veneers: Construction, Placement and More
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of ceramic material that are placed over the exterior surface of a tooth, and are designed to improve aesthetics and functionality. Minimal preparation is needed to place a dental veneer and often times the procedure can be done with minimal or no local anesthetic.
During your initial visit, the doctor will utilize temporary veneers to protect the teeth while the permanent versions are being crafted in a dental laboratory. When the porcelain veneers are placed, Dr. Blasek will remove a small amount of enamel from the applicable teeth to help ensure proper adhesion and to prepare the teeth for the new veneers. Once the permanent veneers have been placed, you will have a custom designed smile that looks and feels natural and provides long-term benefits!
Ideal Candidates for Porcelain Veneers
We are strong proponents of porcelain veneers at our Maple Glen dental practice, but it is important to note that they are not for everyone. The treatment requires the removal of enamel from the tooth surface, which is irreversible, and is also not as comprehensive a solution as a full-mouth restoration utilizing implants and bridges. That being said, the placement of porcelain veneers is still a very effective dental treatment. Ideal candidates for porcelain veneers are individuals who:
- are in good overall health and have a strong dental foundation;
- have realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits;
- would like to correct discolored, damaged or misshapen teeth; and
- have discussed their aesthetic goals with a qualified cosmetic dentist.
If you are interested in porcelain veneers, our Maple Glen staff can work with you to determine whether you would make a good candidate.
Cost of Porcelain Veneers
It is impossible to determine what the cost of a dental veneers procedure would be without first consulting with the patient to determine his or her needs. It is important to note, though, that the placement of porcelain veneers is typically considered an elective surgery and will likely not be covered by dental care insurers. If you are interested in porcelain veneers, please feel free to get in touch with Aesthetic Dentistry today to discuss the potential costs.
Aesthetic Dentistry offers Veneers for the following areas: Maple Glen PA, Horsham PA, Willow Grove PA, Ambler PA, Blue Bell PA, Ft. Washington PA, Spring house PA, Philadelphia Pa, Montgomery county, Bucks County and surrounding areas.