Do you have crooked or misaligned teeth? Are chips and cracks in your enamel creating an uncomfortable bite? Ask Dr. Jennifer Kalochie about treatment with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are a longer-lasting alternative to dental bonding treatment for patients who want to cover the front of each tooth. We can use a single dental veneer to cover a single discolored tooth or even use veneers to treat every tooth in the smile line. Dental veneers are one of the cosmetic dentistry treatments that Dr. Kalochie offers to the public.
To address tooth gaps, discolored teeth, slightly crooked teeth, or tooth damage, contact Dr. Kalochie for porcelain veneers in Yardley, PA.
Porcelain Veneer Treatment in Yardley, PA
Before treatment, Dr. Kalochie will examine the smile and take dental x-rays to create customized veneers. Dr. Kalochie’s training allows her to precisely design veneers that appear and function with the bite. Particularly for patients who are restoring all of their teeth with veneers, she wants to make sure that her patients can comfortably and naturally enjoy their new smiles. To prepare the teeth for the veneers, Dr. Kalochie will reshape the tooth surface. Preparing the teeth does not damage the enamel but allows the veneers to conform to each tooth.
Dr. Kalochie takes pictures of the smile to send to a dental lab, where technicians create custom veneers out of porcelain ceramic. She can also use a dental laser as needed to reshape the gum tissue for the best veneer placement. When the veneers are ready, Dr. Kalochie will apply the bonding material to the tooth. Finally, she will ensure the shells are in the correct shape, size, and color before she uses them for each tooth.
What Do Porcelain Veneers Treat?
Porcelain veneers are ideal to treat a variety of cosmetic problems. That’s one of the reasons why they’re so popular. Usually, professional teeth whitening is the solution for discolored teeth. But not all discoloration responds to traditional whitening techniques. We color-match veneers to blend in with the rest of your teeth or to be whiter if you choose. They cover the full front of your tooth so that you get that nice white smile.
Small gaps or crooked teeth that don’t impact your oral health can also be treated with veneers. Each one is custom-made to address everything you want to be addressed in your smile. We match the shape and size of the rest of your teeth while still concealing these cosmetic issues. Your smile will look balanced and even, as well as natural. You should have a smile that you feel confident showing off.
While they aren’t quite as strong as your natural teeth, porcelain veneers are a durable restoration. You can feel confident in your ability to eat and drink in public and not have any issues. Veneers last at least around 10-15 years on average. They’re designed to be a lifetime restoration. If one somehow comes off, we can easily replace it with a new veneer that fits seamlessly into your smile.
Porcelain Veneer FAQs
Learn more about dental veneers below as we answer these popular questions:
How do I care for my porcelain veneers?
You can brush and floss your veneers like natural teeth. However, right after your treatment, you should avoid smoking, eating or drinking staining foods and beverages, or eating hard or crunchy foods. When brushing your veneers, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
What are the advantages of treatment with dental veneers?
We use dental veneers made of porcelain ceramic. The porcelain reflects light like natural teeth for a seamless look. Dr. Kalochie also color-matches dental veneers so they blend in with the smile. Patients can cover one or more teeth with dental veneers to enhance their smiles. Additionally, with proper dental care, your porcelain veneers can last many years without needing replacement or repairs.
How much are dental veneers?
Every patient is different, meaning treatment costs vary from patient to patient. We provide financing options for patients who require multiple veneers. In addition, our team helps patients receive care within their budget with payment plans like CareCredit.
Schedule a Dental Appointment
Are you interested in treatment with porcelain veneers? You can contact us to schedule your next dental visit on our website or call 267.592.3552. Also, please ask us any remaining questions you have about dental veneers. We are always happy to help.