Porcelain Veneers in the Pittsburgh Area
Porcelain veneers are a safe, effective solution for resolving a number of common cosmetic dental problems, including:
- Deep or severe stains, including those resistant to tooth whitening procedures
- Teeth with visible cracks, pitting, and other surface damage
- Crooked teeth
- Disproportionately sized or shaped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
For many patients, porcelain veneers provide a comprehensive solution to a variety of cosmetic dental problems, giving them the clean, bright and even white smile our patients always dreamed of.
In fact, many of our patients who come to us for a smile makeover find that the procedure is much less extensive than they had initially expected, because so many diverse problems can be resolved with porcelain veneers.
We also offer Trial Smiles. The Trial Smile will show you exactly how porcelain veneers will drastically change your smile.
How Porcelain Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are custom crafted from a sturdy, tooth-like porcelain material, and are securely affixed to the front of your teeth. This leaves the underlying structure of your tooth intact while providing a clean, bright, natural new surface with only minor corrections to the size and shape of the teeth.
The Porcelain Veneer Procedure
The procedure generally takes place over two office visits.
During your first visit, Dr. George and her team will prepare your teeth and take a precision mold to allow your new veneers to be precisely custom crafted just for your smile.
After you leave our office, our dental laboratory will use your custom molds to create your porcelain veneers, custom fitted and designed to your size, shape, and color specifications.
When you arrive for your second visit with us, your custom veneers will be complete and ready for your inspection. Once you have had the opportunity to look them over, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and a strong bonding agent will be applied. Your veneers will then be affixed to your teeth, and any necessary adjustments will be made. Finally, the bonding agent will be cured using a special light to bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth, ensuring a tight, secure fit.
The process is then complete, and you can go about your normal activities, and enjoy your new, bright, healthy-looking smile.