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July 31, 2016

What Should I Know about Porcelain Veneers?

porcelain veneers in AllentownAre you considering porcelain veneers to get a more attractive smile? If so, you’re making a smart choice. Porcelain veneers will give you a natural-looking smile using thin shells that are bonded to the front side of the teeth. This instantly hides various cosmetic flaws, while also making the teeth appear straighter and whiter. Overall, your smile becomes more aesthetically pleasing using a simple and noninvasive procedure. We proudly offer porcelain veneers in Allentown to give you the picture-perfect smile you’ve always wanted. To ensure you make the most of your new smile, we have everything you need to know about porcelain veneers.

How are Porcelain Veneers Applied?

To have your new veneers put on, we will first clean and prepare your teeth. The simple procedure may require the use of a local anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. To begin, we will remove less than .5 mm of tooth enamel. This is needed to create a secure bond between the tooth and the veneer. We will take images and impressions to create your custom veneers. While you wait for your veneers to be made, we will attach temporary veneers.

How Strong Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are strong and durable, however, they aren’t indestructible. Your veneers will withstand eating a normal diet. But, they can break when exposed to added stress, such as cracking pistachio nuts with your teeth or using your teeth as tools.

How Do I Care for Veneers?

You’ll care for your veneers very similarly to caring for your teeth prior to the veneers. You will use nonabrasive dental products to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. You will need to see your dentist twice a year for regular dental cleanings and checkups. While the veneers aren’t subject to decay, the backside of the teeth are. Therefore, it’s important to maintain proper oral hygiene and regular visits with your dentist. Plus, we will check the veneers at each appointment to ensure they are functioning correctly.

How Long Will Veneers Last?

On average, porcelain veneers last about 10 years before needing to be replaced. However, with the right care, you can extend the longevity of your veneers before needing to have them replaced.

Can My Veneers Become Stained?

It’s very rare for porcelain veneers to stain, but it’s not impossible. If your natural teeth are prone to staining, it’s best to avoid stain-causing foods, habits, and products.

Will Insurance Pay for Veneers?

Depending on your insurance, your insurance carrier may cover a portion of the veneers. To determine if porcelain veneers are covered by your insurance, you will need to contact your insurance company.

Porcelain Veneers in Allentown

As a cosmetic dentist in Allentown, we proudly offer porcelain veneers. Using the natural-looking solution, we’ll give you a beautiful new smile using a simple procedure. If you’re ready to transform your smile, it’s time to see if porcelain veneers in Allentown are right for you. We’ll give you the personalized care you need for a new smile.

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