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The Top Five Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

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There are many reasons to consider porcelain veneers to renew your smile. But let’s start by answering a few questions about what they are and how they work.

What is a Veneer?

A veneer is an ultra-thin tooth-shaped shell of porcelain that looks very similar to the color and sheen of your natural tooth. Since they form a new surface, your dentist can use them for a wide variety of esthetic smile flaws. 

What is the Procedure for Placing Veneers?

We want the veneer to blend naturally with your smile, so we need to remove a layer of dental enamel equal to the thickness of the veneer. Next, we take impressions of the tooth that we send to a custom lab where your veneers are prepared. In a couple of weeks, you will return to our Washington, PA dental office to have your new veneers adjusted for fit, polished, and bonded to your tooth.

Veneers are very durable, and you can expect them to last as long as ten years with proper care. 

Five Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

  • Your teeth are chipped or broken
  • There are uneven gaps and spaces between your teeth
  • Your teeth are severely stained and don’t respond to whitening
  • You have mild tooth misalignment that you would like to conceal
  • One or more teeth are poorly shaped or different in size than the others

Things to Keep in Mind with Veneers

If you are considering professional teeth whitening in the near future, it’s a good idea to do it before getting your veneers. Veneers will not respond to whitening, so if you have your teeth whitened first, we can match them to the shade of your newly whitened teeth.

Veneers can chip just like dental enamel, so once we place them on your teeth, avoid eating hard foods like candies, nuts or crunchy chips as they may cause your veneer to chip or crack. 

Call to Arrange a Consultation

There’s a lot to consider when deciding to have veneers placed, including our other options for improving your smile. Please contact Pruce Dental if you’d like more information about porcelain veneers in Washington, PA.

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