Porcelain Veneers - Doylestown, PA
Transform Your Smile Faster Than Ever
There are many ways to cosmetically improve your smile’s appearance, but there are no treatments quite as effective as porcelain veneers. Whether you need to have multiple chips and cracks hidden or you simply cannot get rid of stubborn stains, porcelain veneers can provide a comprehensive solution that is truly long-lasting. If you’d prefer to achieve the smile of your dreams without necessarily resorting to several different treatments to get it done, Dr. Lewis Jr. can help! Call his office today to schedule your cosmetic consultation.
Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Doylestown for Porcelain Veneers?
- Highly Customized, Tooth-Colored Restorations
- Dentist Puts Your Needs First and Foremost
- Achieve a Beautiful Smile in Just Two Visits
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Like many other dental restorations, porcelain veneers are made from tooth-colored ceramics designed to mimic tooth enamel. Veneers are ultra-thin so they can be bonded on top of existing teeth, hiding any imperfections in the most natural way possible. Each veneer is customized to your exact preference, including the shape, size, and color of how you want your future tooth to look.
Traditional Porcelain Veneers
With traditional porcelain veneers, Dr. Lewis needs to remove a very small amount of enamel so that the veneers can sit flush against teeth. Afterwards, we take an impression of your tooth and use it to create the permanent restoration that adheres to your tooth. We attach the veneer at your second appointment. Prior to this visit, we cover your modified tooth with a temporary crown.
In contrast to traditional veneers, minimal-prep veneers do not require the removal of existing tooth enamel. This means if you want to change your mind about cosmetic treatment later, you can easily remove them. They are also ideal for those who may have eroded tooth enamel or issues with teeth sensitivity.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Do you still have questions about getting porcelain veneers in Doylestown? At Perfect Smiles of Doylestown, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in the decisions you make to improve your grin, which is why our team is more than happy to answer any concerns you may have. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we receive from our patients below about getting porcelain veneers.
How do I care for my veneers?
Once your porcelain veneers are permanently placed on your teeth, you’ll care for them exactly as you would if they were home-grown pearly whites. Although the veneers themselves can’t experience dental decay, your natural teeth underneath them can, which is why it’s important to continue brushing at least twice each day and flossing at least once every day. This will ensure that the teeth holding your veneers in place will remain healthy and the restorations themselves will last longer.
It’s also important to rinse with antibacterial mouthwash every day and break any bad oral habits that could cause unnecessary wear-and-tear to your veneers. If you grind and clench your teeth at night, be sure to ask your dentist whether they offer customized mouthguards to help shield your veneers and keep them from becoming damaged.
Does it hurt to get porcelain veneers?
Typically, we numb patients during the process of preparing their teeth and placing their veneers. That way, you won’t have to experience any pain during the procedure. For smaller and less complex cases that only involve placing a few shells, you will most likely experience little to no discomfort once your numbness subsides. Otherwise, you may feel some soreness in your gums and jaw. This can typically be relieved with the use of over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen.
How many veneers do I need?
Every mouth is different, which means that each of our patient’s cases is unique. Whether you need a single veneer or many, Dr. David Lewis will develop a customized treatment plan for you to take a look at before the procedure begins. That way, your questions about the cost, how many veneers you need, and how long the placement will take will be answered.
What happens if one of my veneers comes off?
If one of your veneers falls off or becomes damaged, it’s important not to panic. Even though this situation is very rare, it can happen. Don’t use super glue to reattach the shell to your permanent teeth. Instead, contact our office immediately, and we’ll do everything we can to get you in as soon as possible. Your tooth may become sensitive to hot and cold temperatures while your veneer isn’t protecting it, but this is a normal side-effect.
Do I still need professional checkups and cleanings if I have veneers?
Even though your veneers can’t develop cavities or decay, it’s still vital that you receive routine checkups and cleanings from Dr. Lewis. With regular preventive care, you’ll be able to extend the lifespan of your veneers and enjoy them for longer. You’ll also be protecting your mouth from serious issues such as gum disease.