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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Cosmetic Dentistry

How can we help you?

One of the most important things we do at Pruce Dental is patient education. Before we decide on a treatment, we will answer all your questions and provide the information you need to make an educated decision about your oral health care.

You may not be at the point where you are ready to commit to treatment. Maybe you just need some information. We encourage you to ask questions because it helps us understand what's on your mind and how we can help. 

Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently, but you may need an answer that you don't see here. We would be happy to find the information you are looking for. Please call our office at (724) 942-1400 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain veneers can provide ten or more years of use with proper care. However, since we have to alter the shape of your teeth to accommodate the veneers, the procedure itself is irreversible; once tooth enamel is gone, it’s gone for good.

So it’s important to understand that the procedure is a lifelong commitment, even though the veneers themselves will need to be replaced at some point. Fortunately, the majority of people who choose veneers are so delighted with the results that undoing the process is not something that crosses their minds!

When you meet with Dr. Pruce, he will explain what you can expect from the process. For the veneers to look natural and fit snugly along your gum line, we need to remove some existing dental enamel. This is about equal to the thickness of the veneer, usually no more than 0.5 mm.

We take impressions of the prepared tooth that our custom lab uses to customize your veneers. In a couple of weeks, when we receive your restoration back from the lab, we’ll have you return to our office to have the veneer checked for fit, adjusted as necessary, and bonded to the tooth.

If you have other questions about porcelain veneers in Washington, PA, please call Dr. Robert Pruce to arrange a convenient consultation.

Porcelain veneers are a versatile cosmetic dental treatment that can be used to resolve a number of aesthetic concerns. Veneers look just like your natural teeth, and once they are placed, people won’t be able to tell that you’ve had work done – they will only notice your beautiful smile!

At Pruce Dental, we use porcelain veneers to conceal a number of cosmetic dental flaws:

•    Badly stained or discolored dental enamel
•    Teeth with minor alignment issues
•    Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
•    Gaps and uneven spacing of teeth 

Veneers are made of ultra-thin slices of porcelain bonded permanently to the surface of your teeth. Porcelain is an excellent material for veneers because it stands up to normal wear-and-tear, but closely resembles the appearance of your natural teeth. Veneers made of porcelain can be colored to match the shade of the rest of your teeth so that they blend in seamlessly with your smile. 

Dr. Pruce has created many beautiful smile makeovers with porcelain veneers in Washington, PA. If you are tired of the flaws you see in your smile, veneers may be the perfect solution to dramatically transform your appearance in only two or three appointments. Please contact our office for more information.

Assuming your smile is healthy and free of gum disease or decay, the process usually takes two to three weeks from the initial consultation to the placement of your veneers. If you have any underlying issues, we need to address those first, so the process for you may be longer.

Once you and Dr. Pruce decide that porcelain veneers in Washington, PA are the right solution for you, the next step is to prepare the tooth or teeth being treated. Since this restoration adds thickness to your tooth, we need to remove an equal amount of dental enamel, usually no more than 0.5mm. The result is veneers that fit snugly along your gum line and look natural.

Next, our team takes impressions of your teeth, and we help you choose a shade for your veneers that complements your smile. We’ll create a set of temporaries for you to wear, and we send the impressions and our specifications to a custom dental lab that prepares your final restorations.

In about two weeks when we receive your veneers back from the lab, you return to Pruce Dental to have the temporaries removed. We make any adjustments for fit and comfort and bond the final veneers to the surface of your teeth.

If you’re dreaming of a better smile and want to learn more about porcelain veneers, please call us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Pruce to get you started.

If you have recently gotten porcelain veneers in Washington, PA, you are probably thrilled with your decision and can’t help sneaking a glimpse of your smile every time you pass a mirror. It's liberating to be able to interact confidently with your friends and co-workers again, so you are committed to enjoying the beautiful results for as long as you can!

The good news is that the medical-grade ceramic used for veneers is exceptionally strong and durable. They won’t stain, and veneers that have been placed on healthy teeth and cared for properly can last as long as ten years. But just like your dental enamel that can chip or crack, veneers are not indestructible

Here are a few things you can do to maximize the lifespan of your veneers:

  • Your teeth aren’t tools so don’t use them in ways they’re not meant to be used.
  • Don’t chew on ice and avoid hard nuts or popcorn kernels that can chip your veneers.
  • If you grind your teeth, ask Dr. Pruce about a nightguard to protect your veneers.

If you are considering porcelain veneers, please call Pruce Dental to arrange a commitment-free consultation so we can help you decide if they are the right option for you.

If you have recently gotten porcelain veneers in Washington, PA, you are probably thrilled with your decision and can’t help sneaking a glimpse of your smile every time you pass a mirror. It's liberating to be able to interact confidently with your friends and co-workers again, so you are committed to enjoying the beautiful results for as long as you can!

The good news is that the medical-grade ceramic used for veneers is exceptionally strong and durable. They won’t stain, and veneers that have been placed on healthy teeth and cared for properly can last as long as ten years. But just like your dental enamel that can chip or crack, veneers are not indestructible

Here are a few things you can do to maximize the lifespan of your veneers:

  • Your teeth aren’t tools so don’t use them in ways they’re not meant to be used.
  • Don’t chew on ice and avoid hard nuts or popcorn kernels that can chip your veneers.
  • If you grind your teeth, ask Dr. Pruce about a nightguard to protect your veneers.

If you are considering porcelain veneers, please call Pruce Dental to arrange a commitment-free consultation so we can help you decide if they are the right option for you.

We know how embarrassing it can be to have dental flaws that make you want to hide your smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dental solutions like porcelain veneers at our Washington, PA dental office can help restore your smile.

Porcelain veneers are fingernail-thin slices of porcelain that we bond to the front surface of your teeth. They can be used to fix flaws like chips, cracks, uneven spacing, and severe tooth discoloration in just two or three visits.

Veneers are a beautiful, natural-looking solution that we can use to fix these types of imperfections and best of all, no one will notice that you’ve had any work done. Dental porcelain is a material that closely resembles the appearance of your enamel, making it the perfect choice for correcting flaws and transforming your smile.

With proper oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings, porcelain veneers can last as long as ten years. If you would like more information, please contact Pruce Dental. We will be happy to take the time to talk to you about veneers and other options like dental crowns that may be more appropriate for you.

They will only know if you tell them! The purpose of veneers is to correct cosmetic flaws by redesigning your smile to look more balanced and symmetrical. 
The reason veneers blend so well with your smile is that they are made of dental porcelain that is translucent and has the same reflective qualities as natural dental enamel.

Dr. Robert Pruce can also customize the shade of your veneers to match the color of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless, consistent appearance. And, unlike natural enamel, porcelain veneers resist staining from red wine, coffee, and foods like blueberries and curries.

However, even though porcelain is strong, it is not indestructible. You will have to remember that you can’t chew ice or bite down on hard foods like nuts or crunchy chips because you risk chipping or cracking the veneer. If you grind your teeth, we can customize a night guard to further protect your investment.

Veneers in Washington, PA are versatile and correct a wide variety of esthetic flaws like chips, cracks, staining, uneven spacing, size discrepancies, and mild alignment problems. Please call Pruce Dental to arrange an appointment to see if veneers are the right choice for you.

The beauty of veneers is that they are made of thin shells of ceramic that mimic the translucent appearance of dental enamel. We also customize the shade of your veneers to match surrounding teeth for a natural-looking, seamless appearance.

Dr. Robert Pruce takes impressions of your teeth to further customize your veneers, so you can be confident that they will fit naturally. Before we place the veneers, we recontour the shape of your natural teeth, so the veneer also sits naturally at your gum line.

Another way we can ensure that you are happy with the results is to involve you in the process from your consultation through the final placement of your veneers. Before Dr. Pruce starts any work, he will answer your questions, make sure that he understands your expectations, and offer options that meet your goals for a more attractive smile.

If you are curious about porcelain veneers in Washington, PA and wonder if they are the best solution to help you achieve your smile goals, please call our office at (724) 942-1400 and arrange a consultation with Dr. Pruce. In addition to veneers, we also offer dental bonding and porcelain crowns which are also excellent options for changing the appearance of your teeth, and we’ll help you decide which is right for you.

The beauty of veneers is that they are made of thin shells of ceramic that mimic the translucent appearance of dental enamel. We also customize the shade of your veneers to match surrounding teeth for a natural-looking, seamless appearance.

Dr. Robert Pruce takes impressions of your teeth to further customize your veneers, so you can be confident that they will fit naturally. Before we place the veneers, we recontour the shape of your natural teeth, so the veneer also sits naturally at your gum line.

Another way we can ensure that you are happy with the results is to involve you in the process from your consultation through the final placement of your veneers. Before Dr. Pruce starts any work, he will answer your questions, make sure that he understands your expectations, and offer options that meet your goals for a more attractive smile.

If you are curious about porcelain veneers in Washington, PA and wonder if they are the best solution to help you achieve your smile goals, please call our office at (724) 942-1400 and arrange a consultation with Dr. Pruce. In addition to veneers, we also offer dental bonding and porcelain crowns which are also excellent options for changing the appearance of your teeth, and we’ll help you decide which is right for you.

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