Porcelain Veneers

 

When it comes to your smile, little imperfections can take a big toll on your confidence.

Porcelain veneers by Dr. Edward Narcisi can cover chips, cracks, and stains to give your smile dazzling symmetry while boosting your self-esteem.

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Porcelain Veneers Offer Many Benefits...

Veneers can enhance teeth with a variety of imperfections and cosmetic issues, including chips, cracks, crookedness, gaps, and deep stains. 

Although better-suited to the front teeth than the pressure of the molars, porcelain veneers are remarkably strong. With proper care, they can last up to a decade.

With a renewed smile, you will smile more often. This not only can have a profound impact on your demeanor and personality, it can also leave a lasting impression on the people around you. Our Monroeville patients often experience improved self-confidence and self-esteem and enjoy a greater quality of life thanks to a more sociable personality.

How Are Veneers Placed?

Understanding the Basics

Porcelain veneers are dental prosthetics that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, stains, minor malocclusion (or misalignment), and conspicuous gaps. These wafer-thin shells are shaped like teeth and made from porcelain, which reflects light in the same manner as natural tooth enamel. As a result, porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth; once they are placed, they blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth, providing a beautiful, healthy-looking smile.

It is important to note, however, that porcelain veneers are not well-suited to every patient. For purely cosmetic enhancement, however, there is perhaps no treatment more fit for the task.

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When are veneers recommended?

Porcelain Veneers Can Conceal...

What to Expect during Treatment...

Placing porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to our Pittsburgh dental office.

During your first visit, Dr. Narcisi will remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth to create space for the veneers. This process is irreversible, so if you have any hesitations, it is best to address them during your consultation. 

Once your teeth are fully prepped, Dr. Narcisi will take an impression. This is sent to a dental laboratory to serve as the basis of your custom-fabricated veneers. Temporary veneers will be worn in the interim.

During the second appointment, your permanent veneers are applied to the surface of your tooth in a quick and pain-free process.

Once the veneer or veneers are in place, Dr. Narcisi will ensure that they are secure and flush with surrounding teeth.

Mask Minor Imperfections and Rejuvenate Your Smile

Smiling woman resting chin on her folded handsA number of cosmetic dentistry options are available to treat aesthetic flaws. Some treatments are more comprehensive than others, however, making them better suited for dental complications requiring more complex solutions. For minor blemishes, slight malocclusion, or superficial damage such as chips or cracks, we utilize porcelain veneers at our Pittsburgh area practice. Effective, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, veneers are a popular treatment with patients looking to renew their smiles. If you are unhappy with your smile and are seeking a solution, porcelain veneers may be right for you. During an initial consultation, Dr. Edward Narcisi can discuss your goals with you in detail and determine whether you would make a good candidate. Please contact the Center for Dental Excellence in Monroeville today to schedule an appointment with our team.

Porcelain Veneers-
 A Summary

Porcelain veneers are dental prosthetics that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to mask cosmetic imperfections, including chips, cracks, stains, minor malocclusion (or misalignment), and conspicuous gaps. These wafer-thin shells are shaped like teeth and made from porcelain, which reflects light in the same manner as natural tooth enamel. As a result, porcelain veneers look just like natural teeth; once they are placed, they blend in seamlessly with surrounding teeth, providing a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. It is important to note, however, that porcelain veneers are not well-suited to every patient. Veneers provide no actual support, so more severe complications will require alternate treatment options, such as crowns or dental implants. For purely cosmetic enhancement, however, there is perhaps no treatment more fit for the task.

Placing Veneers

Placing porcelain veneers typically requires two visits to our Pittsburgh area dental office. During your first visit, Dr. Narcisi will examine your mouth and prep the tooth or teeth to be treated. To create space for the veneers, and to prepare the surface of the tooth so that it accepts the bonding solution, a small amount of enamel will be removed. This process is irreversible, so if you have any hesitations or questions regarding this process, it is best to address them during your initial consultation. By removing an outer layer of enamel, dental cement has more abrasive strata to adhere to and the veneers can be placed flush with surrounding teeth. Dr. Narcisi will take an impression of your teeth. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory so that your veneers can be custom-fabricated. Temporary veneers will be worn in the interim.

Once your custom veneers are complete, you will return to our office for a second appointment. During this visit, your temporary veneers will be removed and your permanent porcelain veneers will be placed. This process is quick and pain-free. Dental cement will be placed on the back side of the prosthetic and the veneer will be applied to the surface of your tooth or teeth. Once in place, Dr. Narcisi will ensure that the tooth is secure and flush with surrounding teeth. Once secured in place, your veneers can be cared for in the same manner you would care for your natural teeth.

Risks and Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

The benefits of porcelain veneers go beyond the obvious cosmetic enhancements they provide. With a renewed smile, you will smile more often. This not only can have a profound impact on your demeanor and personality, it can also leave a lasting impression on the people around you and factor into their perspective of you. Our patients often experience improved self-confidence and self-esteem, and enjoy a greater quality of life thanks to a more sociable personality.

Before determining whether porcelain veneers are right for you, however, you should weigh the risks and benefits. The placement of porcelain veneers requires the removal of tooth enamel, and this process is irreversible. Though you will be able to replace your veneers, you will not be able to remove them, as the natural teeth are permanently altered. Though veneers are long-lasting and durable, the placement causes a small percentage of patients concern. If you are hesitant regarding this process, we invite you to voice your concerns with our team.

Dr. Edward Narcisi

Dr. Narcisi is devoted to helping patients achieve stunning, healthy smiles through comprehensive dental care. He is a member of various prestigious associations including the: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 

To schedule a consultation at the Center for Dental Excellence in Monroeville, request an appointment online or call us at (412) 373-9447.

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Monroeville Office

4055 Monroeville Blvd Ste 250
Monroeville, PA 15146

Open Today 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Hours & Info

Directions

(412) 373-9447