Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of tooth-shaped porcelain affixed to the front surface of your teeth. This strongly bonded porcelain covers a variety of imperfections and can improve the shape, color, and position of your teeth. Our veneers are designed to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth and can last for up to 10 to 15 years.
Although veneers use thin layers of porcelain, they become exceptionally strong and durable when bonded to your enamel. Your new veneers will fit with the natural contours of your teeth with minimal tooth reduction. At our Bethlehem office, our goal is to improve your self-confidence and personal satisfaction by creating a healthy, natural-looking smile.
There are many benefits to receiving porcelain veneers that other cosmetic treatments can’t match, such as:
Porcelain veneers are perfect for candidates who have a variety of cosmetic and structural issues with their teeth, such as:
If you believe porcelain veneers may be the right solution to your dental problems, call our Bethlehem office at (610) 861-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel.
Receiving your porcelain veneers is a quick and easy process that can be done right here at our Bethlehem office. To start, Dr. Patel will take a detailed impression of your teeth to create your custom veneers. He will choose the proper thickness of the enamel and design the perfect shape to complement your smile.
Once your veneers are ready, you’ll return to our Bethlehem office to have them placed. Before placement, Dr. Patel will make sure your fixtures are the right size, shape, and color. Then, he’ll securely place the veneers over your teeth and bond them together. After you and Dr. Patel decide it looks perfect, you’ll leave our office with a brand new smile.
Once you have your veneers installed, you can take care of them just like your natural teeth. Although veneers aren’t a permanent solution, they can last up to 10 to 15 years with a proper oral hygiene regimen. To ensure longevity, Dr. Patel recommends following the instructions:
The process of attaching your veneers isn’t painful, as attaching them to your teeth is minimally invasive, and completely non-surgical. Dr. Patel will make sure to numb the area before removing the minuscule amount of enamel necessary to make room for your veneers. Our staff will also make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible and that your dental experience stays pleasant.
If your veneers fall off or get damaged, don’t attempt to fix them yourself. Instead, immediately call our Bethlehem office at (610) 861-0777 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel. In the meantime, rinse your veneers and place them in a small bag or container so you can bring them with you for your appointment. The good news is that replacing or fixing your veneers is an easy process that requires little to no inconvenience on your part.
There are certain foods and beverages you should be cautious of if you have porcelain veneers. Unlike your natural teeth, porcelain veneers don’t stain, so consuming certain foods and beverages can cause your smile to look inconsistent. To ensure they last, it’s best to avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth, such as:
Living with a misaligned or discolored smile can affect how you interact with others. Porcelain veneers can hide the cosmetic imperfections in your teeth and improve your self-confidence.
If you believe porcelain veneers are right for you, call our Bethlehem office to schedule an appointment today at (610) 861-0777. You can also fill out our online contact form and one of our staff will be happy to assist you. We’re proud to offer service in the surrounding Allentown area such as Middletown, Northampton, Easton, and Hellertown. We look forward to seeing you and helping you achieve your smile goals!