Porcelain Veneers Newtown, PA

Do you have deep tooth stains? Are your dental injuries impacting the appearance of your smile? Receive professionally crafted porcelain veneers in our Newtown, PA dental office. Dental veneers are made of a durable porcelain ceramic that reflects light just like natural teeth.

Because our veneers are high-quality materials, they can last patients for many years. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry treatment for patients who want to brighten their teeth, cover tooth damage, and realign slightly crooked teeth.

Porcelain Veneers in Newtown, Pennsylvania

Treatment with Porcelain Veneers

We remove a small portion of the tooth enamel to prepare the teeth for veneers. Gently etching into the tooth enamel creates a proper veneer bonding surface. After applying them to the teeth, we want to ensure that the porcelain veneers do not feel bulky or uncomfortable. Then, we take impressions of the teeth. Using these impressions, we can create custom porcelain veneers for our patients.

Once the veneers are complete, we will clean the teeth and apply bonding material to the prepared tooth surface. We ensure the dental veneers are the correct color and shape before permanently bonding them to the teeth.

Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers

Lumineers are a type of porcelain veneer. The main difference between regular porcelain veneers and Lumineers is that Lumineers are thinner. Lumineers can be directly placed onto a clean tooth without any preparation. They are also made of ultra-thin laminate that is about 0.3 mm thick. Although Lumineers are more costly than traditional porcelain veneers, they can benefit patients who may want a less permanent and more translucent cosmetic treatment.

Porcelain Veneer FAQs

Do you want to learn more about veneers? Read answers to common questions about porcelain veneers below:

How long do dental veneers last?

With the right care, porcelain veneers can last patients 15 to 20 years. Although strong and resistant to chipping, veneers can become damaged like natural teeth. Continue to brush your veneers and floss between your teeth to maintain your veneers properly.

Can I whiten my porcelain veneers?

No, teeth whitening treatments don’t work on dental veneers. If you have old veneers that have become discolored over time, please contact our office. We will replace your old veneers with custom, new porcelain veneers. In addition, to keep your veneers bright, gently brush them and avoid staining foods or drinks.

How permanent are veneers?

Dental veneers stay on the teeth for many years. However, if you do not want to commit to veneers, you can try dental bonding or Lumineers. Because Lumineers are made of thin laminate, we can remove and replace them easily. Dental bonding is long-lasting but not as permanent as veneers.

How long is your mouth sore after veneers?

Pain in the teeth and gums can last for two to three weeks after placing veneers. When consuming hot or cold foods and beverages, patients may also experience sensitivity. Any discomfort or sensitivity should go away as you adjust to your veneers.

How do you keep your teeth clean with veneers?

We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice daily using nonabrasive toothpaste and a manual or electric toothbrush.  To keep your teeth, veneers, and gums healthy and to get rid of food particles stuck between your teeth, it is also important to floss at least once a day.

Will peroxide damage porcelain veneers?

Patients should avoid using toothpaste with chemicals like hydrogen peroxide or baking soda after receiving porcelain veneer treatment at our office. Both of these substances have the potential to harm porcelain veneers.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you want to try dental veneer treatment? Request a dental consultation with our professional team on our website. You can also contact our Newtown dental office today at 267-692-2394. Let us know if you have further questions or concerns about your cosmetic treatment options.