Dr. Jason Petkevis is one of the leading dentists in the Downingtown, PA area for advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures including porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can be used to make subtle or dramatic changes to your smile. They will give you a new smile that will blend with your natural appearance and feel comfortable. For many patients, dental veneers can also improve long term dental health when addressing teeth flaws.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a popular treatment for improving the appearance of the smile. They are a permanent dental restoration that can be used to correct a range of cosmetic concerns. Porcelain veneers are like a thin ceramic shell that attaches to the front and sides of the tooth covering up cosmetic blemishes and help to protect the tooth from further damage. A dental veneer is permanently bonded to a prepared tooth and can be used to treat one tooth or several teeth. Porcelain veneers are used in cosmetic dentistry to achieve the following:
- Whiten stained teeth
- Restore teeth to their most attractive shape (longer, wider, shorter or narrower)
- Repair chipped or broken teeth
- Straighten the appearance of crooked or overlapped teeth
Porcelain Veneer Process
The porcelain veneer process will first begin with a comprehensive evaluation in our Downingtown, PA cosmetic dentistry office. This will include a physical examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures of the mouth. Dr. Petkevis is carefully looking for signs of stress, decay or instability, which are often the underlying cause for cosmetic dental concerns. Fixing the root of the problem, rather than simply covering the teeth with dental veneers will ensure that the restoration is long lasting and comfortable. With a clear picture of your condition, Dr. Petkevis will design a personalized treatment plan.
Your teeth will then be prepared by removing a minimal amount of tooth surface structure for optimal, comfortable placement of the porcelain veneers. A digital impression of the teeth will be taken and used to create the porcelain veneers. In approximately 2–3 weeks, your new porcelain veneers will be ready to be permanently affixed to your teeth. Dr. Petkevis will try the dental veneers on for fit and color. Any minor adjustments are made and then the veneers are permanently cemented to the teeth in his Downingtown, PA dentist office.
Porcelain Veneer: Aftercare
Porcelain veneers require some special care. Dr. Petkevis will review instructions with you and show you how to floss and brush the dental veneers. Routine dental care, including teeth cleanings and examinations are important to ensure long term health and proper fit.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in porcelain veneers in the Chester Springs, PA, Exton, PA, and Downingtown, PA area, schedule an appointment with Dr. Petkevis. He will discuss your cosmetic goals and budget concerns to determine if porcelain veneers are right for you.