Do you have single, stained teeth? Are chips and cracks in your tooth enamel affecting your smile? At Wayne Family Dentistry, we offer treatment with porcelain veneers to patients in Wayne, PA. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental solution that improves the appearance of teeth and creates a more uniform smile. They use shell-like porcelain materials bonded to the front of one or more teeth in the smile line.
Our dental veneers are made of porcelain because they reflect light like natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers can cover tooth gaps, slightly crooked teeth, dental injuries, and deep tooth stains. Patients who choose dental veneers can receive a brighter and more balanced smile.
Treatment with Porcelain Veneers in Wayne, PA
To prepare teeth for dental veneers, we etch into the teeth to remove a small layer of the tooth enamel. This creates a proper bonding surface for the veneers. Tooth preparation is irreversible, so we will ensure you want to cover your teeth permanently before you commit to treatment.
Then, we will take dental impressions of your treated teeth to create custom-made dental veneers. We send these impressions to a dental lab. Technicians use dental impressions as a template to create dental veneers from high-quality porcelain materials.
Once the porcelain veneers are completed, we ensure they match the desired shape and shade. Then, we bond the veneers to the teeth using a curing light. Finally, we polish the veneers for a natural shine.
How To Care For Dental Veneers
After your dental veneer treatment, we ask that you eat a diet of soft foods and stay away from hard and chewy foods. Also, avoid foods and beverages that easily stain, including coffee, tea, wine, berries, and tomatoes.
When brushing your veneers, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Brush gently. Remember to floss before you brush your veneers. Decay-causing bacteria can still build on your veneers. While the veneers will be unaffected, harmful bacteria can still affect the teeth behind your veneers, your gums, and natural surrounding teeth.
You can still receive dental cleanings and schedule regular dental appointments after you receive your veneers. At these routine visits, we will examine your smile and check the fit and appearance of your veneers. We will also provide a thorough cleaning to keep your veneers looking bright.
Porcelain Veneers FAQs
Do you have remaining questions about veneers? Read answers to common questions about this cosmetic treatment here:
Should I choose tooth bonding or dental veneers?
Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are similar treatments because they can cover stained and damaged teeth. However, there are several differences between these cosmetic solutions. Dental bonding offers much quicker treatment and best suits patients with small imperfections, such as chips and cracks in their tooth enamel.
Patients who choose dental veneers must be committed to their treatment. This is because veneers are long-lasting and require further tooth preparation. Dental bonding may be a more economical option for patients because bonding material is directly molded onto teeth. On the other hand, dental veneers last much longer for a more permanent cosmetic restoration.
How long does it take to adjust to dental veneers?
It typically takes two weeks to get fully accustomed to veneers. After receiving your veneers, you will learn how to bite, chew, and talk naturally. The sensation of veneers on your teeth will feel more natural over time.
What are the benefits of porcelain veneers?
Veneers offer many advantages for patients. Dental veneers can:
- Match the color of natural teeth
- Create straighter and more uniform smiles
- Close large gaps between teeth
- Improve the appearance of the bite
- Protect injured teeth from further damage
Our dental veneer treatment is personalized to the needs and goals of each patient. If you want to treat a single tooth or all of the teeth that show when you smile, we can help.
Can I replace my old dental veneers?
Yes. If you have veneers that have become dull or damaged over time, we can provide a replacement. Because dental veneers are durable and last for many years, they will not require many repairs or replacements. Only a dental professional can remove dental veneers due to the preparation process, and we will be careful to remove your veneers if you need new ones.
What should I avoid after I get dental veneers?
After you receive porcelain veneers, you should avoid:
- Smoking, vaping, or using other tobacco products
- Hard, sticky, and crunchy foods
- Alcoholic beverages
- Acidic and staining foods and drinks
You can damage or stain your veneers if you consume alcohol, eat hard or crunchy foods, use tobacco products, or consume foods and drinks that stain easily. These substances can also loosen the bonding material that keeps your veneers in place.
Can you whiten porcelain veneers?
No. Porcelain veneer materials will not react to teeth whitening. If your veneers have discolored over time, you can contact our office for new veneers. Dental veneers themselves can cover stained teeth and brighten your smile. We often recommend dental veneers if you have tooth stains that do not react to teeth whitening treatment.
Can dental veneers loosen?
Dental veneers can loosen for a variety of reasons:
- Teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism)
- Tooth cavities
- Misaligned bite
- Dental trauma
- Gum disease
Please call our dental office if you notice any change in the fit or feel of your veneers. We will examine your smile to see the areas of damage and can replace your veneers as needed.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you want to change the look of one or all of your teeth in your smile line? Receive a brighter, straighter smile with porcelain veneers in our Wayne, PA, dental office. Call our dental office for cosmetic care today at 610-347-5133. You may also request a dental appointment with our dentists on our website.
Please let us know at your next dental visit if you have any emerging dental concerns or questions about your treatment. We can help you decide the right solution to match your dental needs.