Porcelain Veneers – State College, PA
Get the Flawless Smile You Deserve
If you’re tired of living with imperfect teeth, you can get the flawless smile you’ve always wanted with porcelain veneers in State College. The ultra-thin shells are placed over your existing teeth to improve their overall appearance. They are customized to match your enamel to provide a durable and stain-resistant solution to ensure your new smile lasts. Dr. Devlin covers your aesthetic imperfections while creating natural-looking results.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth using special dental cement to instantly change their color, size, shape, and proportion. When compared to veneers made from other materials, those made from porcelain are thinner. As a result, less of your enamel is removed during the bonding process. This allows you to keep more of your tooth’s structure intact for a minimally invasive treatment.
What Can I Expect?
The first step toward a more beautiful smile with porcelain veneers involves a consultation with Dr. Devlin. He will explain the process to you in detail, taking the time to answer any questions you may have. You can expect the process to take 2 appointments to complete.
To ensure the most natural and comfortable fit, your teeth will be prepared by removing about half of a millimeter of enamel from the front surface of the tooth. This is about the same thickness as the veneer to ensure it sits flush. At this point, impressions will be taken, which are used to custom craft your final veneer.
It can take the lab a couple of weeks to make your veneers, so you’ll need temporary ones in the meantime. When your final veneers have been fabricated, Dr. Devlin will affix them to your teeth using a special curing light to ensure a secure bond. Your bite will be evaluated, and the veneers will be adjusted as needed.
Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are among the most popular cosmetic procedures and for good reason. They can correct a variety of common flaws, including:
How Long Do Veneers Last?
Although veneers are thin, they provide long-term results. In fact, they can last for 10 years or longer if you take the time to care for them. To protect your new smile, it’s best to:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nonabrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth twice a day.
- Use a high-quality dental floss to clean in between each tooth.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
- Wear an athletic mouthguard if you’re playing sports.
- Don’t use your teeth as tools.
- Don’t chew on inedible objects.
- Don’t bite overly hard foods.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Porcelain veneers are a popular choice in cosmetic dentistry in State College because they are versatile and effective for creating flawless results. Although you’re excited to undergo the transformation process, we understand you still have several questions before you’re ready to commit to them. Dr. Devlin takes the time to explain your treatment during your consultation. In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we receive.
How many veneers will I need?
You can choose to place a veneer on only one tooth; however, it’s often best to get more than one. Most patients prefer them on the front 4 top and bottom teeth to create a more seamless look.
What happens if I break a veneer?
Although veneers are thin, they are durable, but they aren’t indestructible. They can break or come loose over time. Don’t worry. Dr. Devlin can easily replace it to restore your beautiful smile.
Can veneers discolor?
Porcelain is stain-resistant, but they can appear to discolor over time. Scratches on their surfaces can trap food particles, which can make the veneers look darker. Although the veneer doesn’t discolor, your underlying tooth can still darken as time passes. As a result, it’s best to avoid stain-causing factors, like smoking or darkly pigmented foods and drinks.
Does the procedure hurt?
Since less of your tooth’s structure is removed during the bonding process, the procedure is less invasive. As a result, it’s virtually pain-free, so you have nothing to worry about during your transformation process.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Have you always wanted a more confident and beautiful smile? Porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Devlin and his friendly, knowledgeable team. We genuinely look forward to providing you with unparalleled dental care in an environment that makes you feel comfortable and welcomed.