PORCELAIN DENTAL VENEERS IN PITTSBURGH
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular at our downtown Pittsburgh dental office due to their simplicity and versatility.
Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail. Dr. Pounds places veneers routinely, and designs each set of veneers to match and enhance the characteristics of the patient’s smile.
Reasons to Choose Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers provide a strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Veneers may be chosen by patients who are unhappy with their smile for a variety of reasons, including:
- To make teeth appear more even
- To change the amount of gum that is visible
- To make slight alterations in apparent tooth positioning
- To change the appearance of a tooth’s size, shape, or color
- To cover a gap in between teeth
- To conceal a small crack, chip, or fracture
- To correct small imperfections in your bite
Porcelain veneers provide a strong and resilient solution to patients who are unhappy with their smile. Made of the highest quality porcelain, veneers are an ideal choice for improving your smile. Call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pounds.Request an Appointment
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The advantages of porcelain veneers are many. Whereas dental bonding is a short term measure which typically lasts only 3-5 years, and teeth whitening may have to be done regularly to maintain white teeth, veneers are a more permanent solution. Once bonded to your teeth, veneers:
- Are virtually undetectable
- Have a high resistance to coffee, tea, and nicotine stains
- Compare favorably to your natural teeth in terms of strength and durability
Treat your veneers with the same care and attention you would your natural teeth, and you can expect them to last well over a decade before needing repair or replacement.
Minimal Prep Veneers vs. Traditional Veneers
Traditional veneers require removing a thin layer of tooth enamel, and this can lead to weakening of the tooth structure and extreme sensitivity to cold or heat that usually, but not always, subsides over time.
Minimal prep veneers comprise the removal of less enamel, can be bonded more quickly than traditional veneers, and the patient often experiences no temperature sensitivity at all.
Both kinds of veneers can be used to “straighten” teeth for patients who don’t want traditional orthodontic work done, to whiten teeth that are discolored or stained, or to conceal small imperfections in existing teeth without creating a “fake” look.
What to Expect When You Choose Veneers
Dr. Pounds will ensure that your veneers are crafted from the highest quality porcelain, and are bonded with the most advanced and proven materials available, so that they look and feel natural. Most of our patients report that it is assumed their teeth were whitened, straightened, or repaired, and that no-one can tell they actually had veneers done.
It should be noted that porcelain veneers are traditionally not covered by insurance, but the cost is small compared to the lasting benefits and the effect that a great smile can have on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Everyone deserves a beautiful smile!
If you are unhappy with the looks of your visible teeth, call us today and ask for an appointment for a veneers consultation with Dr. Pounds.