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Has your smile been looking lackluster lately? Here at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, PA, your dentists, Drs. Jeffrey Bell, Dale Collins, and Amy Cravath offer patients porcelain veneers, a cosmetic dentistry procedure that conceals stains, enhances color, and completely rejuvenates your smile.
What are Veneers?
A beautiful smile has good tooth color, shape and alignment, just to name a few characteristics. Porcelain veneers can improve your overall smile and boost your self-esteem, especially when it comes to the characteristics mentioned above.
Veneers are a thin covering cemented to the surface of natural teeth. The porcelain material that veneers are made of is super strong and made to last for years on end. Veneers substitute natural tooth enamel when bonded to your teeth to create a natural-looking and beautiful smile.
The Benefits and Versatility of Veneers
Your Clarks Summit dentist provides this cosmetic dentistry procedure to improve several characteristics. Veneers enhance the color of teeth by hiding stains, which usually come as the result of eating and drinking certain foods and drinks, smoking, or simply undergoing the aging process.
Veneers also improve the size and shape of teeth. Teeth naturally become worn down from poor habits like teeth grinding and teeth clenching. These habits impact the shape and/or size of teeth. Veneers can make teeth look rounder-edged or squarer-edged, whichever is more flattering for your smile and face.
Veneers improve alignment and spacing by closing small gaps between teeth and by making slight corrections in alignment. Extreme crookedness may need other dental procedures, so make sure that you consult your dentist.
How Do You Care for Veneers?
- Gentle brushing and flossing on a daily basis
- Regular dental checkups at the dental office
- Professional dental cleanings
- Using a custom-made nightguard to protect your veneers
Need a Consultation for Veneers?
Call Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit today at (570) 586-1411 to schedule your appointment.
What's an actor's most important feature? According to Vivica A. Fox, whose most recent big-screen role was in Independence Day: Resurgence, it's what you see right up front.
"On screen, your smile and your eyes are the most inviting things that bring the audience in" she said. "Especially if you play the hot chick."
But like lots of people, Vivica reached a point where she felt her smile needed a little help in order to look its best. That's when she turned to a popular cosmetic dental treatment.
"I got veneers years ago," Ms. Fox told Dear Doctor magazine in a recent interview, "just because I had some gapping that probably only I noticed."
What exactly are dental veneers? Essentially, they are thin shells of lustrous porcelain that are permanently attached to the front surfaces of the teeth. Tough, lifelike and stain-resistant, they can cover up a number of defects in your smile — including stains, chips, cracks, and even minor spacing irregularities like the ones Vivica had.
Veneers have become the treatment of choice for Hollywood celebs — and lots of regular folks too — for many reasons. Unlike some treatments that can take many months, it takes just a few appointments to have veneers placed on your teeth. Because they are custom made just for you, they allow you to decide how bright you want your smile to be: anywhere from a natural pearly hue to a brilliant "Hollywood white." Best of all, they are easy to maintain, and can last for many years with only routine care.
To place traditional veneers, it's necessary to prepare the tooth by removing a small amount (a millimeter or two) of its enamel surface. This keeps it from feeling too big — but it also means the treatment can't be reversed, so once you get veneers, you'll always have them. In certain situations, "no-prep" or minimal-prep veneers, which require little or no removal of tooth enamel, may be an option for some people.
Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative. But for many, veneers are the preferred option. What does Vivica think of hers?
"I love my veneers!" she declared, noting that they have held up well for over a decade.
Cosmetic dentistry services from the dentists in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania can give you an amazing smile
Does your smile need an upgrade? Does your smile reflect who you are? These are important questions to ask yourself because your smile is your trademark and is often what people remember most about you. If your smile needs a little work, cosmetic dentistry services can help. The dentists at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania can help you rejuvenate your smile.
If you have a dull, aging, yellowed, or stained smile, consider a professional teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening is popular because it is
- Inexpensive: Usually costs far less than other cosmetic dental services
- Effective: You can whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
- Quick: Takes only about an hour
- Long Lasting: Results can last up to an amazing 5 years!
When you choose professional teeth whitening from Abington Dental Arts, you can count on safe treatment because all materials used have been rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association.
Perhaps you have a few chips, cracks, or other defects in your teeth. If so, consider a dental bonding treatment. Bonding uses a liquid resin called composite, which can be sculpted, shaped, and color-matched to your existing teeth to cover up chips, cracks, and other aesthetic issues. Once the liquid composite is in place, it’s hardened with an ultraviolet light, resulting in a beautiful new smile with cosmetic results that perfectly blend in with your teeth.
You may want to dramatically change the color, shape, and even alignment of your teeth: porcelain veneers can help with this. Veneers can cosmetically close small gaps between your teeth along with hiding fracture lines, breaks, chips, tooth wear, and even tooth overlap. Porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of light-reflecting porcelain that look just like tooth enamel. They are cemented onto the front surfaces of your teeth to give your smile a dramatic new look!
If you are missing one tooth or more, dental implants are the choice to make. They are the most natural-looking, fully-functioning tooth replacement available. Dental implants can remake your smile, giving you one that is often better than the original!
Interested? Call Today!
Talk with your dentist today about cosmetic dental services, the state-of-the-art way to rejuvenate your smile. Discuss your cosmetic dentistry options with the experts at Abington Dental Arts in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, by calling (570) 586-1411!