Porcelain Veneers Williamsport, PA

Porcelain Veneers An Overview

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a treatment option for addressing a range of dental concerns or achieving a smile makeover. One of the most successful and customizable restorations, porcelain veneers can serve both cosmetic and restorative dentistry needs for improving the appearance and the health of your smile. A dental veneer is a thin shell that is attached to the surface of a tooth to completely transform it’s appearance. They are custom made from impressions of the teeth so they will fit perfectly over the tooth.

Porcelain Veneers in Williamsport, PA

Dr. Kim provides experienced, consultative care for your dental health needs. We provide porcelain veneers as an effective treatment option in our Williamsport dental office for patients who want to transform their smile. Porcelain veneers are often recommended for treating:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth, diastemas
  • Broken or damaged teeth
  • Aging teeth that have worn down

What Are Porcelain Veneers Made of?

Porcelain veneers are made from ultra-thin, high-quality porcelain that reflects light like your natural teeth, enhancing your overall appearance. The porcelain material is highly durable and will resist stains better than natural tooth enamel. Dr. Kim works with patients to ensure a comfortable, precise fit for the best possible results.

Are Porcelain Veneers A Permanent Solution?

They are considered a permanent restoration but porcelain veneers can last many years with routine dental care and good oral hygiene. If you desire a dramatic smile makeover, porcelain veneers are often the most suitable option with the ability to address both tooth shape and color. A minimal amount of the tooth will need to be removed to accommodate the veneer.

Porcelain Veneers What to Expect

What Is The Process Of Getting Porcelain Veneers?

The first step is a consultation and exam with Dr. Kim. A thorough evaluation of your dental health and the function of your bite plays a key role in the placement of a lasting restoration. Dr. Kim offers patients the benefit of her advanced training, education, and experience when addressing their aesthetic goals, balanced with dental health needs.

The placement of porcelain veneers will require 2-3 visits to our office, beginning with tooth preparation and impressions. Dr. Kim will remove a small amount of tooth surface, etching the enamel for a secure and stable result. Next, dental impressions will be taken for the fabrication of your new veneers which will be done in a dental lab. Patients may receive temporary veneers to be worn while their custom restoration is in production.

Once ready, your new veneers will be placed, adjusted for fit and then permanently secured to your teeth. Dr. Kim will work with you to ensure that your new smile feels great, functions properly and meets your aesthetic goals. We will go over the maintenance of your dental veneers to avoid damage, stains and other concerns.

Schedule A Consultation

To find out if porcelain veneers are a good option for you and your lifestyle, call Loyalsock Dental today to schedule a cosmetic consultation. You can reach us by calling (570) 224-9992 or request an appointment online.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

How long do porcelain veneers last?

Your veneers can last up to 15 years. Taking care of your veneers with a healthy dental routine and regular visits to the dentist can elongate the lifespan of your veneers.

Do porcelain veneers require special care?

No. There is no special toothpaste, creams, or products required to keep your veneers in good condition. However, we recommend you use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. As long as you follow recommendations from your dentist, your veneers will last a long time.

Does dental insurance cover the cost of porcelain veneers?

Not usually. Dental Insurance can decide to cover part of the procedure if it’s used to repair broken teeth. Although, this treatment is considered an elective cosmetic treatment for most.

Do porcelain veneers pop off easily?

Not if they’re applied correctly. The dentist cements the veneer to the front of your tooth using a strong adhesive. Veneers can start to loosen and fall off if they’re old, or if you’ve been putting a lot of pressure on them, like with teeth grinding.

Do porcelain veneers get cavities?

No. They aren’t living matter, so they aren’t susceptible to decay. However, your natural teeth are still underneath the porcelain and can still get cavities. Make sure you’re brushing and flossing regularly to keep those teeth healthy.

Am I a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

Many candidates are good candidates for veneers. To get veneers, you have to be in good oral health. If you have issues like tooth decay and gum disease, we’ll need to treat those before we move onto cosmetic treatment. You’ll also have to be dedicated to a permanent restoration, as you’ll always need a dental restoration on these teeth when you get veneers.