If you are self-conscious of smile flaws like gaps, or uneven or chipped teeth, you can achieve a better smile without surgery by choosing dental veneers and Lumineers®. Dental veneers are custom-made shells provided by our dentists that can reshape your smile for immediate results. We invite you to speak with Dr. Arpan Patel or our other cosmetic dentists to learn if you would benefit from receiving dental veneers in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
What does getting a porcelain Veneer involve?
- Worn Enamal: Over time, the thin, hard white substance covering your teeth (enamel) may become worn, dulled, and discolored. Such wear and discoloration may be natural or the result of a genetic predisposition; however, it is often a result of your habits (soft drink, tea, or coffee consumption, smoking, medication use, etc.).
- Wear and tear: Teeth naturally wear down as people age. Aged teeth are more likely to have chips, cracks or a generally uneven appearance.
- Genetics: Certain people may be born with abnormal spacing between the teeth that grows wider as they age.
- Uneven teeth: Uneven teeth (crowded or misaligned) can result from tooth grinding or general wear and tear.
What Does Getting a Porcelain Veneer Involve?
At this appointment, our highly trained dentists at Alpha Dental Excellence will do what they do best. Sit with you and design your new smile. Here, they will select things such as shape, size, color, characteristics of each individual porcelain veneer, etc…
At this stage, your teeth are cleansed with special liquids to achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond. All cements are than cleaned up and your veneers are polished.
You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.