At The Grove City Center for Dentistry, we construct veneers can hide cracked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps in teeth, crooked teeth, or stained teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded over your teeth that create a new appearance to your smile.
As part of your cosmetic dentistry consultation, Dr. Simone or Dr. Lowe will evaluate your smile and determine if veneers are the right option for you.
The Dental Veneers Procedure at The Grove City Center for Dentistry
The actual dental veneer procedure is quite simple.
- First, we will remove a thin layer of your enamel to prepare your teeth for the veneers.
- We will take images of your mouth and then create veneers with a shape and color that matches your natural teeth.
- Once the veneers are made, we will bond them to your teeth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Veneers?
Most people are candidates for porcelain veneers at The Grove City Center for Dentistry. As a start, Dr. Simone or Dr. Lowe will examine your mouth and look for gum disease, decay and infections. Depending on the health of your mouth, we may recommend restorative treatment before placing the veneers. Ultimately, we want your smile to be beautiful and healthy.
How Long do Dental Veneers Last?
While Dental veneers are not meant to be a permanent solution, they can last 10 years or longer if cared for properly. At The Grove City Center for Dentistry, we recommend you care your veneers just like your regular teeth to make them last as long as possible.
- Follow good hygiene habits. Brush and floss daily and visit Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe regularly for your dental exam and cleaning.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools to open lids, cans, knots or other items. And, avoid crunching hard candy or ice, as these can chip your teeth!
- Grinding your teeth during sleep is called bruxism and is very common. If you grind your teeth, schedule an appointment with our office so we can assess your concerns and help identify a solution.
- Stay away from drinks that can stain your veneers, such as wine, coffee, tea and other dark liquids.
If your veneers chip or break, we may be able to repair or replace them. Contact Dr. Simone or Dr. Lowe immediately if this happens.