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Porcelain Veneers

Achieve the Beautiful Smile of Your Dreams

Having cracked, misshapen or stained teeth can negatively affect your daily quality of life. Indeed, not being able to smile confidently can even influence your professional or dating rate of success. Fortunately, Dr. Gutman can transform your smile with porcelain veneers, the most natural looking and durable cosmetic restoration in dental history. Whether you want to conceal a chipped front tooth or remake your entire smile, do not hesitate to contact us about porcelain veneers in Bensalem.  

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Veneers are thin porcelain caps which bond to the outside of the tooth. A veneer can change the color, shape and size of a single tooth or a complete smile. They are used to whiten teeth, remove gaps, straighten teeth and correct teeth worn by grinding. Veneers can create that beautiful smile you always wanted – they look, feel and function as natural teeth do!

Are you unhappy with the way your smile looks? Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to fix common dental flaws, such as:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Over or undersized teeth
  • Misaligned or misshapen teeth

Traditional Porcelain Veneers

Traditional porcelain veneers blend in seamlessly with natural teeth. Before placement, a minimal amount – usually less than a millimeter – of enamel must be removed. The tooth is then “shaped” to provide a mounting place for the veneer.

Minimal-Prep Veneers

Unlike traditional veneers, minimal-prep veneers require very little – if any – removal of enamel. This type of veneer is most suitable for a tooth that is smaller than adjacent teeth or to fill a gap between teeth.

What is the Procedure Like?

Traditional porcelain veneers can be placed in just two quick trips to a cosmetic dentist in Bensalem. During your first visit, Dr. Gutman will prep your teeth for veneer placement by removing an extremely small layer of enamel. This helps ensure that the front of your teeth can accommodate your veneers.

After they have been prepped, impressions of your teeth will be made and sent to the dental lab, where your custom-designed porcelain veneers will be created. This process usually takes a week or two, so in the meantime you will be given temporary veneers to protect your teeth from harm.

Once your veneers are ready, you will return to our office for the final placement procedure. Dr. Gutman will remove the temporary veneers and polish your teeth. After checking to ensure your permanent veneers fit properly, he will adhere them to your teeth using a special bonding cement and ultraviolet light that speeds up the bonding process.

What are the Benefits of Porcelain Veneers?

Each year, men and women in Bensalem choose porcelain veneers to rejuvenate their smiles due to the treatment’s major benefits, such as:

  • Natural appearance – Veneers have a semi-translucent quality that mimics natural tooth enamel, allowing them to blend in effortlessly with the rest of your smile.
  • Brighter smile – Porcelain veneers are more stain resistant than natural enamel.  
  • Immediate results – You can immediately return to your normal schedule after the veneer placement procedure is complete.

Maintaining an at-home oral hygiene regimen and making regular hygiene visits to a cosmetic dentist in Bensalem will ensure many years of service for your veneers. Porcelain veneers will survive a lifetime, with the proper care!