It's hard to smile when your teeth are severely stained or have pesky cracks and fractures. At Main Line Center for Dental Excellence, several doctors and specialists provide patients in Narberth, PA, with an array of treatment options. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments available is veneers.
What are veneers?
Veneers are thin dental appliances that dentists adhere to or cement to tooth surfaces to create an attractive, whiter, and more naturally shaped smile. The porcelain veneer is tough, durable, is resistant to staining, and resembles natural tooth enamel, the white part of the tooth. When adhered to the surface of your teeth, your Narberth dentist can conceal several common cosmetic problems: chipping, gaps, and ridges in the teeth.
The Veneer Appointment
- First, your dentist will determine if veneers are the right choice for you.
- Next, he/she will remove a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for veneers.
- The dentist will then take an impression of the tooth to make custom veneer(s).
- Finally, during the last appointment, the veneer is bonded and shaped onto the natural tooth surface.
How long do veneers last?
Veneers are a simple cosmetic procedure that only needs local anesthesia. If taken care of properly, veneers can last for as long as 20 years. One of the reasons veneers last for so long, is because they are resistant to staining. So, you can eat and drink whatever you like, just as long as you properly brush.
Do you need to consult your dentist?
Veneers are a smart and easy way to rejuvenate your smile. The procedure itself is simple and doesn't require too much of your time. If you'd like to learn more, call Main Line Center for Dental Excellence at (610) 664-6061. The specialists at Narberth, PA, can answer your questions and/or pencil you in for an appointment.