All About Dental Veneers

3d man chipping a toothDental veneers, also referred to as porcelain veneers, are a great way to fix some common problems with teeth. Discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, gaps, and other irregularities are routinely corrected via dental veneers. They are popular among patients at Susquehanna Dental Arts due to their natural look, stain resistance, and the added bonus of being a typically pain-free procedure.

If this piques your interest, take a look at our answers to common questions about dental veneers. You might find a suitable option for you!

Are veneers right for me?

Veneers are a good option for masking stains or worn tooth enamel, shortening or lengthening teeth and filling gaps, and repairing chips or cracks. To find out if dental veneers are an appropriate option in your case, call Susquehanna Dental Arts at 717-684-3943.

Will the veneers match my teeth’s coloring?

Yes, your veneers will match your existing teeth. We’ll not only use a color chart to match the veneer to the shade of your teeth, we’ll confirm the color before we bond the veneer to your teeth.

What does a veneer procedure typically involve?

Over the course of a few visits, we’ll discuss your goals, get a color match, prepare the tooth and take a dental impression, and place temporaries until the veneers come in. When they arrive, we’ll confirm color match and fit, then permanently bond the veneers.

How much do veneers cost and how long do they last?

Veneers vary in cost. Since these procedures are typically viewed as cosmetic, they aren’t usually covered by insurance. Still, you’ll want to check with your dental insurance company to be sure. The good news is that with proper care, we’ve seen veneers last for 15-20 years.

What’s the best way to make my veneers last?

Daily brushing and flossing, regular trips to the dentist, and the elimination of any harmful habits like nail biting will help ensure your veneers last.

What other options are available to improve my smile?

We encourage you to reach out to our team to discuss veneers as well as other treatment options. Give us a call at 717-684-3943 and we’ll be happy to discuss them with you!