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Porcelain Veneers
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Want the perfect pearlescent smile of a celebrity? Our Philadelphia porcelain veneers can give your grin that red carpet look.

At Dentistry for Life in Philadelphia porcelain veneers help us transform the smiles of our patients without the need for invasive procedures. The result is a brilliant smile that will have you looking forward to your next photo op. If you're afraid to smile, embarrassed to smile because of stains, chipped teeth, misshapen teeth, or other cosmetic issues, porcelain veneers could be that thing that gets you smiling again.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are like wallpaper for the teeth.

These fixtures are designed and crafted by hand to fit the exact form and color of your mouth. Once the veneers are applied to your teeth, they function and look just like normal, healthy teeth, thanks to the artistic talents of the artisans and dentists who plan and sculpt your new smile.

Dental Veneers are made of very thin but incredibly strong porcelain, which makes them durable as well as a beautiful addition to your smile. A porcelain veneer can last for decades with proper brushing and flossing, and the stain-resistant glow will keep your smile shining the entire time.

porcelain veneer patient model getting dental work done smiling

Custom Porcelain Veneers: Our Smile Artists

At Dentistry for Life, we strive to provide you with the best porcelain veneers Philadelphia has to offer. That’s why each dental veneer we create is personally designed through our partnership with Master Ceramist Jason Kim, CDT. Jason Kim is a highly coveted ceramic specialist who treats each smile he works on as a work of art.

As part of your design consultation at Dentistry for Life, we will guide you through a custom smile restoration process so that Jason will have all the information he needs to create a gallery-ready smile. We will also be able to fabricate a trial version of your veneers in-house at our studio, so you can “test drive” your smile and ensure the final results fit your expectations.

But design is just half of the artistic equation. At Dentistry for Life, we believe in giving our patients the best, which is why we partner with The Apa Rosenthal Group for the creation of our dental veneers. Dr. Apa’s fabrications are widely regarded as among the very best in cosmetic dentistry, and his personalized, hand-crafted approach gives his veneers a natural fit that fabricated veneers just can’t match.

With these artists and our smile experts in your corner, you can be sure that when you get porcelain veneers in Philadelphia at Dentistry for Life, the best artisans from around the country will be working on transforming your smile.

porcelain veneer patient model looking at his smile in the mirror

A Smile that Goes the Extra Mile

Humans are conditioned to look at the mouth and the eyes when interacting with each other. If your teeth are broken, stained, chipped or misshapen, the world tends to judge you for it.

At Dentistry for Life, we have seen this cosmetic dentistry treatment have incredibly positive, life-changing results for our porcelain veneer patients. Porcelain Veneers can be used to conceal the appearance of:

  • Gaps
  • Short teeth
  • Misalignment
  • Worn enamel
  • Gummy smile
  • Chipped teeth
  • Stains and discoloration

This is just a short summary of the many problems porcelain veneers can fix. When these issues are corrected, the world sees you differently. Self-confidence and a dazzling smile can open doors, both personally and professionally. We have had patients who tell us that their veneers gave them the confidence to go apply for a better job or start a new relationship.

More Than a Pretty Face

While the aesthetic benefits of porcelain veneers are life-changing in their own right, there are also medical benefits to smile restoration through veneers, including:

Stronger Teeth

Veneers hold up to daily wear and tear better than teeth that are cracked or chipped. They can also protect and preserve these teeth and prevent them from further damage.

Increased Functionality

Living with cracked, broken, or chipped teeth is difficult. They can impact your ability to talk, chew and bite comfortably, and even hurt your tongue, lips, and gums. Veneers can improve the basic day-to-day functioning of your mouth, and improve your quality of life practically, as well as aesthetically.

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If you are suffering from any of the issues described above, you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers in Philadelphia at Dentistry for Life. Veneers change the way people see you. They also have a profound impact on your daily life; reducing pain and improving your communication skills.

They improve your overall dental health and protect your existing smile in certain situations. If you feel like your tooth issues are holding you back, schedule a consultation for a new smile with porcelain veneers in Philadelphia at Dentistry for Life.

Your Porcelain Veneer Procedure at Dentistry for Life

In the past, creating porcelain veneers was a prolonged process that took multiple visits and some trial and error. At Dentistry for Life, that process has been streamlined to two simple visits; preparation and application.

Preparation for Dental Porcelain Veneers in Philadelphia

When you arrive for your preparation visit, we will digitally map your mouth through our digital smile design process so that we can guide you through the veneer creation process. We will show you how changing certain elements of your veneers will alter your final look using this state-of-the-art technology until you have successfully chosen your perfect smile.

From there, we prepare you for your new smile by shaving off a small portion of the enamel on the teeth that will be receiving the veneers. This allows the veneers to fit seamlessly into the mouth. We can also use our in-house dental lab to create temporary veneers for you so that you can “test drive” your smile while you wait for our artist partners to create your final veneers. You will leave with a better-looking smile after your first visit!

Application of Porcelain Veneers

Application day is always an exciting day at Dentistry for Life. This is where our Philadelphia porcelain dental veneer patients get to experience the reveal of their new smiles. It is an emotional, transformational experience for all of us, not just for our patients.

When you arrive for your application, your temporary veneers will be removed and your permanent veneers will be applied. You will get to see how the color and shape we selected through our smile design process actually look in your mouth. When you are satisfied, the veneers will be permanently affixed to your teeth, and you can walk out of the door with a bright, confident smile that will last decades with proper care.

Cost of Porcelain Veneers

The cost of porcelain veneers varies depending on the specifics of each tooth you would like covered. As part of your consultation, your Dentistry for Life dentist will provide you with a detailed estimate on exactly how much your procedure will cost, as well as options for you to help control and finance those costs.

Factors That Affect The Cost of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers typically cost between $1,500 and $2,500 per tooth but this price and the total cost of your smile makeover will vary based on several factors, including:

  • Number of veneers
  • The dental lab
  • Expertise and skill level of the dental veneers dentist
  • Geographic location
  • Smile makeover goals
  • Materials used to make the veneers

It’s important to remember when factoring in costs that you also factor in the quality of the results of your procedure. The average person smiles between 20 and 50 times a day. You want to make sure each of those smiles conveys what you mean, and that’s what the high-quality porcelain veneers you receive at Dentistry for Life help you to achieve.

To learn more about why porcelain veneers are priced the way they are, we have a dedicated porcelain veneers cost page to help you with cost and financing questions.

How To Take Care of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are an amazing cosmetic dentistry treatment. They can conceal every complaint you have about your teeth, whether they’re discolored, chipped, short, or gapped.

They are also an investment that you will want to protect. Dental veneers are not self-cleaning, and they do require attention to keep them looking good and help them last for decades. There is no big secret when it comes to taking care of porcelain veneers. The best way to keep them looking white and clean is by treating them just like natural teeth. That means flossing at least once a day, brushing at least twice a day, and seeing your Philadelphia dental veneers dentist every six months for a check-up and teeth cleaning.

porcelain veneer tooth model being shown to a patient

Protect Veneers From Damage

  • Nix the bad habits: If you tend to chew on a pencil or your eyeglasses when you’re thinking or nervous, stop. Over time, this unconscious habit can damage your veneers.
  • Use the right tools: Teeth are not for opening bottles or packages. Get out the bottle opener or scissors when you need them and save your teeth for biting and chewing your food only. One wrong move and you could chip a veneer.
  • Get a mouth guard: People who grind and clench their teeth when sleeping are always more susceptible to dental damage. Enamel will wear down, gum recession is more likely, TMJ problems can develop, and you can hurt your porcelain veneers. A mouthguard can protect your teeth from themselves.
  • Snack wisely: To maintain good oral health in general, not just to protect your veneers, keep the hard candy and daylong sodas to a minimum. Bathing your tooth enamel in sugar all day is a recipe for tooth decay, and that is bad for your natural teeth and veneers.
  • Wear a sports guard: If you play sports, whether professionally or in an amateur pick-up league, protect your teeth. One elbow to the mouth, head-on collision, or unfortunate fall and you could destroy your dental veneers.

Restore your Smile with Porcelain Veneers in Philadelphia

If you're interested in getting porcelain veneers Philadelphia dental office, Dentistry for Life, has the expertise, equipment, and technology to give you the very best. You are getting the combined efforts of our dedicated Philadelphia dentists, as well as some of the country’s most sought-after dental artisans. The dentists at Dentistry for Life combine technological innovation with hand-crafted artistry to provide us a streamlined, personalized, and gorgeous smile that you will be proud to show off to the world.

Schedule a consultation today to see how porcelain veneers can reinvigorate your smile and transform your life.

Porcelain Veneers FAQs

Will porcelain veneers ruin my teeth?

As part of the process of applying porcelain veneers to an existing tooth, a portion of the enamel must be altered. This allows there to be room to insert each veneer and a surface upon which it can be safely attached. In most cases, this is a permanent transformation, as you have no intention of having the veneer removed.

However, we also understand the importance of preserving your existing teeth. If you are concerned about losing some of your enamel due to the veneer process, we encourage you to learn more about how porcelain veneers impact your existing teeth.

Will the veneers look fake?

When you consult with an experienced Philadelphia cosmetic dentist for your porcelain veneers, you will walk away with a smile makeover that looks completely natural. It’s important to look at your dentist’s smile gallery and ask to see for before-and-after photos of other patients who have gotten porcelain veneers.

Well-done porcelain veneers mimic the look of real teeth in size, shape, color, and translucency, the way they reflect light. Your cosmetic dentist considers multiple elements when designing your veneers, from bone structure to facial symmetry, so your smile enhancement is complementary and flawless. You’ll look like a different person with veneers – but in a good way. People won’t be able to figure out how you managed to shave years off your appearance, plump your lips, and minimize some fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth. Done well, veneers are truly transformative. There are multiple types of veneers available, including porcelain veneers, composite veneers, Lumineers, and other options.

You and your dentist will discuss all the viable materials and determine which one is right for your smile makeover, depending on your budget, comfort level, and preferences. Some veneer applications are more invasive than others – there are important elements to consider regarding every type of upgrade. The highest-quality porcelain mimics the color and translucency of natural tooth enamel in appearance and in how it reflects light, just like healthy tooth enamel. Porcelain is incredibly thin, making them easy to custom-fit over your permanent teeth.

Schedule a Consultation

At Dentistry for Life, you can find a cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia to meet your needs. We offer Saturday and Sunday appointments to accommodate your schedule.

Our office is located at 1601 Walnut Street #1217 in Philadelphia. Take the first step towards a more complete smile today with a consultation at Dentistry for Life!

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