Porcelain Veneers – Erie, PA
Creating the Picture-Perfect Smile of Your Dreams
Cosmetic dentistry has gained in popularity in recent years, and in order to accommodate the growing number of people who are interested in transforming their smiles, we’ve started to incorporate a wider array of cosmetic dental treatment options in our Erie dental office, including porcelain veneers. At Summit Family Dentistry, our team of experienced professionals create personalized treatment plans that will deliver the desired results while fitting into your schedule and budget. When you’re ready to get started with porcelain veneers treatment or any other smile-enhancing treatment option, give our team a call to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation. We can’t wait to partner with you to create your dream smile.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry solution that uses thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain to conceal flaws and irregularities in the appearance of your smile. The porcelain veneers are affixed to the front surfaces of teeth, creating a flawless appearance for even the most discolored, misshapen, or unevenly spaced smiles.
How are Porcelain Veneers Placed?
Porcelain veneers need to be placed over the course of two appointments in our dental office. The first visit is for preparation and design. We will need to remove a small amount of tooth enamel to allow the veneer to fit seamlessly into the natural smile line. Then, we’ll capture impressions that we use to design your veneers and our dental lab will use our design and these bite impressions to craft your restoration. Before you leave this first visit, we’ll place temporary veneers to protect your prepared teeth and allow you to get used to the look and feel of a veneer. When our dental lab returns the custom veneers to our dental office, we’ll call you to schedule your follow up visit. This second appointment is shorter and less complicated. We simply remove your temporary and replace it with the custom crafted, high quality porcelain veneers, leaving you with a gorgeous smile that will last for years to come.
How do I Care for My Newly Repaired Smile?
Once your veneers are in place, they are designed to blend seamlessly into your smile line, and they can be cared for just like you would healthy, natural teeth. Additionally, the high quality porcelain is stain resistant, so your smile will look gorgeous and bright white for years. There are some simple steps you can take to limit wear and reduce risk for unintentional damage to your veneers, including:
- Use a soft toothbrush and minimally abrasive toothpaste
- Use waxed floss to avoid tugging around the edges of your veneers
- Wear protective mouthguards during athletic competitions and to avoid damage from teeth grinding and clenching
- Don’t use teeth to open packages or crack nuts
- Don’t chew on ice, fingernails, and other hard objects
- Visit our team twice a year for dental exams and teeth cleanings