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Porcelain Veneers – Spring House, PA

The Smile You’ve Always Wanted Is In Reach

At NeoSmile Dental Care, we want all of our patients to feel great when they look in the mirror. An attractive smile is such an important part of your self-confidence and everyone deserves to have teeth that look as good as they feel. To help give our patients gorgeous smiles, one of the best cosmetic treatments we offer is porcelain veneers. In addition to being completed in just two visits, they’re also perfect for a wide variety of imperfections. If you’re ready to have the smile you’ve always wanted and would like to know if porcelain veneers are right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?

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Veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored material such as porcelain that are cemented to the front of your teeth. You can think of veneers the same way you think of new siding on a house: No matter what the house looks like underneath, the siding makes it look brand new.

During your consultation, we’ll make sure you don’t have any needs that be addressed beforehand such as cavities or gum disease. After making sure porcelain veneers are right for you, we’ll talk about how you’d like your smile to look and discuss the shape, color, and size of your veneers to make sure you get the results you want. From there, your veneers can typically be done in just two visits. Here’s what you can expect:

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

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Dr. Patel loves using porcelain veneers to transform smiles because of the many benefits they provide:

Who Should Consider Porcelain Veneers?

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Another big advantage of porcelain veneers in Spring House is that they can be used for so many different cosmetic issues, including:

Having said that, your existing teeth do need to be reasonably healthy before you get porcelain veneers so, again, we’ll make sure you don’t have tooth decay or gum disease that needs to be treated first. And since we’ve found that patients with good oral hygiene habits are better able to maintain their veneers over time, we’ll evaluate that as well.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

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Veneers may cost more than other cosmetic procedures, but they are a cost-effective solution. They can fix many issues at once, so you won't have to pay for multiple procedures. You don't have to be rich or famous to revamp your pearly white. Although many factors affect the cost of veneers, NeoSmile Dental Care strives to keep a stunning smile within everyone's budget. We can turn the smile of your dreams into reality without it costing you an arm or a leg.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What's Right For Me?

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Cosmetic dentistry is affordable for people from all walks of life because there are more options than ever before. There's no one-size-fits-all solution to create a beautiful smile. Various factors will affect the cost, and there are other things to consider when choosing a treatment, like the timeline and lifespan. Common cosmetic options include:

  • Braces: Metal braces and clear aligners can fix a variety of bite and alignment issues, with the average treatment taking 12 to 24 months. In some situations, dental insurance can partially cover the cost.
  • Teeth Whitening: Age-related and surface stains can be improved by up to 8 shades with a professional whitening treatment. Results can last for many months or years, but it's unlikely your dental insurance will cover any of the expenses.
  • Direct Bonding: Dental bonding can fix minor imperfections quickly using a cosmetic resin. If medically necessary, it is covered under dental insurance. You can enjoy quick results using the minimally invasive method that can last for 5 to 10 years before needing to be replaced.
  • Veneers: Attaching veneers to the front surfaces of the teeth visible when smiling corrects many issues at once, like chips, stains, and gaps. In as few as two appointments, you can resolve many imperfections simultaneously using a minimally invasive procedure. With a lifespan of 10 years or more, you can enjoy long-lasting results to save money down the road.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

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After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, your cosmetic dentist will create a personalized treatment plan. A member of our team will review your estimate and explain the fees, so you'll know exactly what you'll have to pay. They will also discuss your payment options to keep your dream smile within your budget, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: Most dental insurance won't cover elective services, but there are exceptions if treatment is medically necessary. Your benefits may include your consultation and any preliminary procedures. A member of our team will work on your behalf of your dental insurance and maximize any appropriate benefits to lower the amount you will pay.
  • Monthly Payments: You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using monthly installments through a third-party financing company, like CareCredit. You can enjoy little or no interest in financing based on your credit approval.
  • Special Offers: We offer various patient specials to keep dentistry affordable, like free consultations for select services.

Veneer FAQs

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As you now know, veneers are capable of making drastic changes in the overall appearance of your smile. While that’s an exciting prospect if you’re unhappy with the condition of your teeth, it’s also natural to have questions about what that extensive of a treatment could entail.

We want to take the stress out of your dental treatment, so we’d be happy talk to you extensively about veneers at your consultation. In addition, here are some answers to questions to we often get about them.

Will My Veneers Be Permanent?

Veneers are not technically permanent, but they are irreversible. To ensure a proper fit, a small amount of enamel must be filed away during the veneer placement process, and once enamel is removed, it does not grow back. Consequently, teeth that have been prepared for veneers will always require either veneers or crowns to cover them. So, while veneers aren't permanent in the sense that they may need replacement, they are considered permanent because of the irreversible enamel reduction.

Are There Foods I Shouldn’t Eat With My Veneers?

When you have temporary veneers before getting your permanent ones, avoid hard foods like ice, raw fruits, vegetables, or candy to prevent breakage. Sticky foods can also dislodge veneers, so steer clear of those. Temporary veneers stain easily, so watch out for darkly pigmented foods and drinks. After getting permanent veneers, most foods are fair game, but be cautious with extremely hard, crunchy foods, and stain-prone beverages. If your teeth are sensitive post-veneer placement, skip hot or cold items. Additionally, limit alcohol consumption, as it can weaken the bonding material securing your veneers in place.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

Veneers typically last around 10 to 15 years, but their lifespan can vary. Research from studies conducted in 2007 and 2012 showed that 91-96% of veneers lasted 5 years, and 73-83% lasted up to 20 years. Veneers are most commonly replaced due to fractures, chips, or cracks, often resulting from inadequate protection. With proper care, they can endure for 30 years or more. Maintaining a rigorous dental hygiene regimen and avoiding biting down on hard objects are essential steps in prolonging the life of veneers.

Do Veneers Feel Real?

Yes, many patients report that properly placed veneers feel remarkably real inside their mouths. Veneers are custom-crafted to fit snugly on teeth after a minimal amount of enamel is removed, ensuring they don't protrude uncomfortably. The porcelain material used is exceptionally smooth and gentle on the mouth's soft tissues, preventing irritation. As a result, individuals often find that veneers feel so natural that they don't notice them while talking or eating, contributing to their overall comfort and satisfaction with these cosmetic dental restorations.

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