Restore Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Lancaster County
For quality dental treatment and repair from your local professionals, call Atglen Family Dentistry at (610) 593-2818 and schedule your appointment today.
Sometimes yellowed or crooked teeth are an unfortunate fact of life, no matter how much you brush. But thanks to porcelain dental veneers, you can have the bright, beautiful teeth you’ve always wanted. Atglen Family Dentistry offers porcelain veneers in Lancaster County, PA, to help restore your stunning white smile in just a few visits.
What is a Dental Veneer?
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored resin layers that our dentists apply to your teeth to repair various cosmetic dental issues. The veneers are then sculpted to match the natural shape of your teeth, so they are nearly undetectable. Dental veneers can:
- Conceal wide spaces between teeth
- Straighten crooked teeth
- Repair broken or chipped teeth
- Brighten yellowed, discolored teeth
Porcelain dental veneers last for years or potentially decades with proper daily care. You can think of dental veneers as your regular teeth, requiring the same brushing and flossing routines as well as twice-yearly examinations.
Dental Veneer Procedure
Your journey to a new smile begins with a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at Atglen Family Dentistry.
Step 1: Take Teeth Molds and Fit Temporary Veneers
During your first appointment, you can explain the cosmetic concerns you have with your teeth and discuss whether a dental veneer is the right solution for your needs.
Your dentist may first remove a thin layer of tooth enamel to make room for the dental veneer.
The dentist then makes a mold of your teeth to send to a dental laboratory. The laboratory uses your impressions to create porcelain veneers that custom-fit your teeth perfectly, which may take about two to three weeks. In the meantime, your dentist fits a temporary dental veneer over your teeth for two reasons:
- Help you decide if you will be comfortable with permanent veneers
- Keep your teeth looking bright and feeling comfortable while the laboratory fabricates your permanent veneers
Step 2: Fit the Permanent Veneers
Your dentist receives the permanent porcelain veneers from the laboratory and examines their shape and color to ensure their quality and proper fit. Finally, your dentist uses a resin cement, similar to the kind used in tooth fillings, to bond the porcelain veneer to your teeth. From there, your new veneers only require the same care that your normal teeth do: brushing, flossing, and regular dental exams.
You may experience tooth sensitivity for one to three days after your veneer placement, but these symptoms are not permanent.
Are Porcelain Dental Veneers Right for Me?
If you want to brighten your smile or repair crooked or broken teeth, porcelain dental veneers can help. If you are considering porcelain veneers in Lancaster County, you can schedule a consultation with Atglen Family Dentistry and speak to one of our dentists about the pros and cons of the procedure. We will explain the price and timeline of the procedure so that you can make an informed decision.
During this consultation, you can discuss any questions, concerns, or pre-existing dental conditions to decide if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Here are some factors to consider prior to deciding on your porcelain veneers:
How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?
Porcelain veneers can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,500 per tooth, depending on how many dental veneers you need and the condition of your natural teeth. Since dental veneers are a cosmetic procedure, some insurance plans may not cover them. Check with your insurance company to determine if it will provide financial assistance.
Your dentist will discuss the exact price as well as any concerns you might have during your initial consultation.
Are Porcelain Veneers Permanent?
Once your dentist applies your new dental veneers, you cannot remove them and go back to a veneer-free tooth. They can only be replaced as necessary. Consult with your dentist if you have any reservations about dental veneers to ensure that you’re making the choice that’s right for you.
When you visit us at Atglen Family Dentistry, ask your dentist if your teeth and gums are healthy enough for porcelain veneers. Our woman-owned practice is focused on providing professional dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment. Our staff receives continuing education to stay up to date with the latest advancements in dental technology.
If you’re looking for porcelain veneers in Lancaster County, call Atglen Family Dentistry today at (610) 593-2818.