Do you have heavily stained teeth?
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are used in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your smile. Stained, worn, cracked, fractured, and chipped teeth can be fixed with porcelain veneers. This cosmetic option brightens and straightens teeth for a natural-looking and brilliant smile. Porcelain veneers can be used to cover up the front surfaces of the teeth, to make them look whiter and more uniform. They can also be used to lengthen or shorten teeth that are too short or too long, or change their shape.
Dr. Mark Tyma, Dr. Brian Trachtenberg, Dr. Peter Bullock, and the rest of Tyma Trachtenberg Dental’s professional team provide porcelain veneers in Doylestown. Doylestown, PA cosmetic dentistry is led by expert dentists and dental professionals.
The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers by Tyma Trachtenberg Dental
Porcelain veneers offer multiple benefits to patients. They:
- Look and feel natural
- Brighten darkened teeth
- Are resistant to stains
- Do not damage gum tissue
- Can be any custom size or shape
- Reflect light
- Offer a conservative treatment approach
Do you think you would benefit from receiving porcelain veneers for one or more teeth? Call our office at (215) 261-7392 for excellent cosmetic dental care. We take a patient-centered approach to handling complex and routine dental cases. Our professionals will work with you to ensure that you get dental care that matches your particular health and financial needs. In addition, we coordinate care with local specialists if need be.
Treatment Using Impressions and Bonding
One of our dental professionals will review your oral health and assess your teeth and gums before treatment. This evaluation is done to make sure that this cosmetic treatment aligns with your specific needs.
To prepare your teeth for the veneers, your dentist will remove a small layer of tooth enamel to create room for the veneers and provide a better bonding surface. Then, we will take dental impressions of your teeth using CEREC technology. This technology utilizes digital impressions to help fabricate porcelain veneers. After we send these digital impressions to a lab and receive the final restoration, we will permanently bond them to your teeth.
Many patients who receive porcelain veneers will note that they are a strong cosmetic option that still feels natural and brightens their smile.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Do porcelain veneers break easily?
Porcelain veneers are durable, however they can break. They are slightly less durable than natural teeth so it is important to treat them with care. Veneers are more likely to break or crack than natural teeth, so you should exercise caution when biting into hard foods.
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers can last anywhere from 10 to 30 years. Patients with a good oral care routine and diet can help to extend the life of veneers.
Can you chew with porcelain veneers?
Patients can chew with veneers, however it is important to be careful when biting into anything hard or sticky. Patients who exercise more caution are more likely to have veneers last longer than their average lifetime.
What can you not do with porcelain veneers?
Patients with porcelain veneers should avoid eating hard foods, sticky foods, candy, or tough meats. Dentists do not recommend chewing ice as it may cause damage to your veneers.
Are porcelain veneers painful?
During the procedure for veneers, most patients report no pain or discomfort at all. The procedure is minimally invasive so it is generally fairly easy. Veneers only require the removal of a small amount of enamel from your teeth for preparation and placement.
Do gums heal after veneers?
Gums typically take some time to heal after your dentist places veneers. Most patients say it takes about two weeks to adjust to chewing and speaking.
Restore Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers Today
If you want to receive porcelain veneers for a brighter and more uniform smile, call Tyma Trachtenberg Dental today at (215) 261-7392. You can also schedule an appointment with us online. The staff at our dental office are willing to answer questions you may have about your treatment options or the details of our care.