Give Your Smile a Facelift With Porcelain Veneers

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
May 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry   veneers  

Beautiful teeth, in most cases, don't come naturally. Genetics or human error can result in stains, breakage or misalignment. However, veneersporcelain tooth veneers from Dr. Gary Machiko, your cosmetic dentist in McCandless, PA, can reverse all of these problems and more. Here, Dr. Machiko explains why tooth veneers are the premiere cosmetic dental restoration offered at his cosmetic dentistry practice.

How do veneers work?

Veneers offer a versatility unlike any other cosmetic dentistry procedure available. They correct discolorations, fill in chips or cracks, correct misshapen teeth and straighten out overlaps, all in one tiny, wafer-thin porcelain overlay. Your teeth become the epitome of bright, straight and even once your veneers are in place! After careful measurements are taken, each veneer is custom-designed in a dental laboratory to be cemented over the corresponding tooth by your McCandless cosmetic dentist. The natural teeth underneath the veneers must be buffed to ensure a strong bond, a process that takes place prior to your veneer fitting. In some cases, you may have temporary veneers to wear in the interim.

How long do veneers last?

Your McCandless dentist, Dr. Machiko, sees patients who can wear their tooth veneers as long as twenty years. However, the longevity of your veneers will depend quite a bit on the care and attention you give them. While veneers cannot develop decay, the natural teeth underneath them are still vulnerable to problems if regular brushing and flossing isn't part of the patients' daily oral care routine. It's also imperative that you visit Dr. Machiko at least once a year so he can check your veneers and treat any potential problems.

Are you interested in learning more about how tooth veneers can make over your smile? Contact the dental office of Dr. Gary Machiko in McCandless, PA. We'd be glad to give you more information that can make a huge difference in your smile and self-confidence!