Dental Veneers Will Restore Your Smile!
Do your teeth have stains, gaps, and chips that stop you from smiling freely? At AC Dental of Langhorne, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Our veneers will restore the natural beauty of your teeth so that you can always smile with confidence.
What Is a Dental Veneer?
A veneer is a thin covering that is placed on the front of your tooth to recreate its natural look. This covering will be custom-made to fit your smile. This is considered a permanent procedure because the dentist has to change the structure of your natural tooth in order to place the veneer.
Am I A Good Candidate for Dental Veneers?
If you have misshapen, damaged, or permanently stained teeth, then you might consider this procedure. In contrast, if you are completely missing teeth, you may be a better fit for partial dentures or other dental implants. The ideal candidate for veneers will have healthy teeth and gums. They will not clench or grind their teeth, which can break the veneer.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
Creating and placing a dental veneer usually requires three appointments with your dentist, as well as a follow-up appointment. Here’s a quick run-down of each visit:
The First Appointment
You will consult with your dentist to determine if you are a good fit for this procedure. They may examine your teeth, take X-rays, and even make impressions of your teeth.
The Second Appointment
The dentist will remove enamel from your natural tooth’s surface, make an impression of your tooth, and possibly place a temporary veneer. Afterward, your dentist will send the impression to a laboratory that will create your new veneer.
The Third Appointment
Your dentist will adjust your specially-made veneer until it fits well in your mouth and is the perfect color. Your tooth will then be cleaned, polished, and etched. Next, the veneer is bonded to your tooth with a special cement. Finally, the dentist will remove excess cement, evaluate your bite, and make any final adjustments.
Your dentist may also ask you to return after a couple of weeks to make sure that your veneer is comfortable, looks great, and is not irritating your gums.
How Do I Take Care of My New Veneers?
Taking care of your veneers is as easy as taking care of your natural teeth! With regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use, they can last for many years. Veneers are stain-resistant, but your dentist may recommend that you avoid stain-causing food and beverages, as well.
When Will I Need to Replace My Veneers?
While a dental veneer may last for 10 to 20 years, it will eventually need to be replaced. Getting a replacement veneer is very similar to the initial placement procedure, and it is likely to be covered by your insurance.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
AC Dental of Langhorne provides dental care to patients near Langhorne, PA, including the Fairless Hills and Levittown area. We know that many people have anxiety about going to the dentist, so our compassionate staff makes your comfort our priority.
We are also a 24-hr dentist! If you are dealing with a dental emergency, call us right away. We will provide the services that you need — safely, flawlessly, and quickly.
Let Your Smile Shine!
If you are considering dental veneer services near Fairless Hills or Levittown, call to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.