Top Questions about Porcelain Veneers By on October 12, 2011

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular dental care options available today. Many of our patients have wondered whether or not porcelain veneers are right for their dental problems and unique dental care needs. In many cases, porcelain veneers will be a great help, but in others, some other dental care treatment or combination of treatments may be best.

Let’s Answer Your Questions

The team at our Philadelphia area cosmetic dentistry practice would like to take an opportunity right now to answer some of the most common questions that people have about porcelain veneers. This will just be the basics, of course, but we’ll be more than happy to talk the particulars with your during your visit to our office.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of a specially crafted dental ceramic. These shells are affixed to the front facing portions of your teeth in order to mask the imperfections from view. Dr. Bruce Wilderman, a skilled cosmetic dentist serving Philadelphia, often uses veneers for issues that are primarily cosmetic in nature.

What dental problems can porcelain veneers address?

Porcelain veneers are great for dealing with many common dental problems including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Dental stains too severe for teeth whitening treatment

How natural do porcelain veneers look?

Porcelain veneers look completely natural when they are in place. They are semi-translucent, which means that they react to natural and artificial light just like a normal tooth would. It’s for this reason that porcelain veneers are often used in smile makeover treatments to enhance a person’s smile.

How are porcelain veneers placed?

When you get Philadelphia porcelain veneers placed, a small amount of tooth material will need to be removed from the front of the tooth. Generally this amount is miniscule, roughly half a millimeter. It’s for this reason that ideal candidates for porcelain veneers should be in good dental health overall so that their teeth are strong enough to lose a small amount of natural structure.

What should I do to take care of my porcelain veneers?

When you have porcelain veneers in place, all you really need to do is take care of your teeth as you normally would. This means brushing regularly and flossing nightly and visiting our office for routine check ups twice a year.

What if I’m not a good candidate for porcelain veneers?

If you are not a good candidate for porcelain veneers, there’s no need to fret. There are plenty of other cosmetic dentistry options that may best meet your needs. During a consultation here at Artistic Expressions Dentistry, we’ll be sure that you understand what all of your options are for effective dental treatment.

Learn More About Porcelain Veneers from Experts

If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers and what they can do for you, be sure to contact our Doylestown cosmetic dentistry practice today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Artistic Expressions Dentistry

Dr. Bruce Wilderman has been providing comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services since 1986. By combining a true sense of artistry with state-of-the-art technology, he can provide stunning results. At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, we are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (215) 340-1199 today.

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