Bid Farewell to Dental Flaws
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of stained, chipped, misshapen, or uneven teeth, porcelain veneers may be the ideal solution. At Franklinville Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, custom-crafted porcelain veneers from Franklinville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Todd Gottleib, you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted – straight, white teeth that look completely natural. If you’re ready to improve your smile, contact our office today at (856) 694-5555 to schedule a consultation to see if you’re a candidate for life-changing porcelain veneers.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that are bonded to the front of teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are made of porcelain because it’s a strong, durable material that can mimic the look of natural teeth. They provide an esthetic and long-lasting solution to improve the look of your smile. Dr. Gottleib offers porcelain veneers to patients who want to correct chipped, worn down, misshapen, or discolored teeth.
During a consultation at his Franklinville dental office, Dr. Gottleib will examine your teeth to determine if you are a good candidate for porcelain veneers. He will discuss your desired results and recommend the best options for achieving the look you want.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers offer numerous benefits, some of which include:
- Dramatically improve the appearance of your smile
- Mask permanently stained, discolored, or chipped teeth
- Correct minor imperfections like uneven teeth or gaps
- Strengthen and protect damaged teeth
- Mimic the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth
- Long lasting – 10 to 20 years with proper care
Who Qualifies for Porcelain Dental Veneers?
Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The process of getting porcelain veneers with Dr. Gottleib involves three appointments:
The first visit involves an examination of your teeth, a discussion of treatment goals, and taking impressions of your teeth. Dr. Gottleib will work with you to select the ideal shape, size, and color for your new veneers.
At the second appointment, your Franklinville dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of enamel. This is a necessary and painless step that helps the veneers lay flush with your natural teeth. He will take impressions to create your new custom-made veneers as well as temporary veneers you can wear until your permanent veneers are ready.
During your final visit, Dr. Gottleib will bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth with dental cement. He’ll make sure your bite feels comfortable and make adjustments as needed.
Porcelain Veneer Aftercare
To keep your new veneers looking their best, be sure to follow Dr. Gottleib’s recommendations:
Brush and floss daily – Proper oral hygiene is important to prevent decay around the edges of your veneers. Use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste.
Avoid biting hard objects – Biting your nails, ice, or other hard objects can damage porcelain veneers. Avoid using your teeth as tools.
See your Franklinville dentist regularly – Visit Dr. Gottleib at least twice a year for exams and professional cleanings. This will help keep your veneers intact and attractive.
Protect your veneers – Wear a mouthguard if you play sports or participate in activities where your mouth may get hit. This prevents accidental cracking or fracturing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Porcelain veneers can be made from two main types of ceramic material – feldspathic or lithium disilicate. Feldspathic veneers are thinner and translucent but more prone to fracture. Lithium disilicate is more durable and stain-resistant. Your dentist will recommend the best porcelain type for your individual needs.
Veneers require removing only about 0.3 to 0.7 millimeters of outer enamel from your teeth. This ultra-conservative amount protects your natural tooth while giving enough room for the veneer shell to fit flush.
Yes, your dentist can perform professional whitening treatments to lighten your natural teeth so they match the shade of your new porcelain veneers. Maintaining even coloring is important for an attractive, uniform smile.
There is no special preparation needed before getting veneers. Show up to your appointment with clean teeth and you are ready! Let your dentist know about any medications, allergies, or health conditions at your first visit.
Stop Hiding Your Smile
Are you tired of hiding your smile or feeling self-conscious about your teeth? Our experienced dentists are passionate about helping patients smile confidently again. With custom-crafted porcelain veneers, you can achieve the natural-looking smile you’ve always wanted.
Don’t wait – call (856) 694-5555 now to schedule your consultation. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile they can proudly share with the world. Take the first step and contact us today – your new radiant smile is waiting. Franklinville Dental serves new and returning patients from Franklinville and surrounding areas such as Clayton, Malaga, and Upper Pittsgrove, NJ.