Veneers are designed to improve the appearance of your smile with a seamless integration to your existing teeth. They are crafted for your unique mouth, customized for your needs.
Patients from Ross Township and the surrounding areas have been coming to DeBonis Family Dentistry for years to get custom crafted veneers that fit their cosmetic dental needs.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a custom made covering for the front surface of your tooth. It is constructed of a thin layer of composite resin or porcelain which is adhered to your existing tooth. Veneers complement your smile when:
A tooth is cracked, chipped, or malformed
Gaps between your teeth compromise your appearance
Teeth are permanently stained
Porcelain is just one of the types of material available for your veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom made to your specific teeth in a dental lab based on an impression of your mouth. The crafting process can take a bit longer, varying from lab to lab. However, the end result of your new veneers is a very strong surface which is difficult to stain.
Porcelain veneers are placed by Dr. DeBonis after he first treats the sides and front of the tooth, preparing them for the veneers. Commonly a thin, small layer of your enamel is removed so that the veneer blends seamlessly with its neighboring teeth resulting in a natural, polished smile. Once the desired fit is found, the veneer is bonded to the tooth.
Composite Resin Veneers
Similar to porcelain veneers, veneers constructed of composite resin are bonded to your tooth. The benefit of composite veneers is the ability for them to be made in-house. This cuts down on the turn-around time while you await your new smile. The material is sculpted to the unique shape of your tooth and then bonded to the surface.
With composite resin veneers, less enamel removal is required. The material is bonded and set with a special light to activate the bonding process. The result is a brand new smile.
When choosing which material you prefer make up your veneers, consider the strength and manageability of each. Porcelain veneers offer a stronger construction while composite resin veneers are much easier to repair in an office setting.
How do I care for my veneers?
If you’ve had veneers placed by our DeBonis Family Dentistry dentist, proper care and maintenance of your veneers and surrounding teeth is needed to keep your smile looking great year after year.
Diet and Nutrition
Stay clear of foods and beverages that are common causes of tooth stains so you can avoid damage to your new smile. Biting on objects or foods that are hard is another habit to avoid as this will damage the bond between your veneer and tooth. When veneers are compromised by stains or loosened by improper care, they will stop looking natural.
The American Dental Association and our dentist recommend brushing twice a day for at least two minutes each time. Daily flossing is also a must in order to eliminate plaque buildup and bacteria. Tooth decay stands out amongst your veneers damaging not only the appearance of your smile, but your teeth and veneers as well.
Regular visits to our dentist ensure your veneers are placed correctly and are adjusting to your lifestyle. Aside from a dental exam and professional cleaning, these bi-yearly appointments allow our team to make adjustments to your veneers that render them flawless within your smile.
How do I know if veneers are right for me?
Unease with your imperfect smile or embarrassment from a chipped tooth are both easily remedied with veneers. If you worry a cracked tooth will become worse, consult with our team about veneers. While they may not be the answer to your issue, we’ll gladly discuss our available options and review the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Call our Ross Township dentist office today to discuss your expectations and goals for your smile. DeBonis Family Dentistry is conveniently located to service our entire community and neighbors. Call us at (412) 761-9594 to get the smile you deserve today. We look forward to working with you to find the perfect solution for your smile.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (412) 761-9594.