Veneers Erie, PA
If you are unhappy with your smile, make an appointment for a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Erie dentist Dr. Kevin Sambuchino to talk about porcelain veneers. These thin pieces of porcelain cover the front of your existing teeth, giving you a Hollywood-caliber smile in just a few trips to the dentist.
You don’t have to live with a smile you don’t love. Call us today and find out how porcelain veneers might be able to give you a picture-perfect smile or to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation.
Also, check out the information below to learn more about our dental veneers in Erie, PA.
- What are porcelain veneers?
- What happens during my initial consultation?
- Are veneers right for me?
- What are the benefits of veneers?
- Can veneers be part of a smile makeover?
- Are porcelain veneers expensive?
- How do I take care of my veneers?
What are porcelain veneers?
Veneers are wafer-thin translucent shells that cover the front of your teeth. Because a small amount of your natural tooth has to be removed to make room for the veneers, they are a permanent cosmetic treatment.
They conceal a variety of cosmetic dental options, including:
- Gummy smiles
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Tooth alignment issues
- Worn teeth with height discrepancies
- Small gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
The veneers will be custom-made for you, so they fit perfectly, giving you the desired smile. You can expect to wait about a week for your veneers to be fabricated in the laboratory before they are ready to be applied.
Veneers are minimally invasive—not surgery or cutting but some enamel removal for bonding.
What happens during my initial consultation?
When you come to our office, Dr. Sambuchino will do a smile analysis and talk to you about the smile you would like to have. This will enable him to determine what your goals are for your smile and whether veneers are the best solution. Porcelain veneers are an excellent option for camouflaging a variety of dental issues, including teeth that are widely spaced, too short, or crooked.
Veneers are also a good choice for situations where the tooth position is compromised, causing problems with a proper bite. We can also conceal stained teeth that haven’t responded well to professional teeth whitening with veneers.
At this initial appointment, Dr. Sambuchino will also examine your mouth to make sure it is healthy enough for this cosmetic procedure.
Are veneers right for me?
Your dentist in Erie, PA takes a health history and x-rays if these things are not already on file—or if the information needs updating. He also learns what you’re looking for in a new smile.
Considerations for veneer candidacy include:
- Past restorations
- Tooth health
- Gum health
- Specific health conditions
Typically, if your teeth and gums are healthy, porcelain veneers are a good option. However, if veneers will not give you the smile you’ve been looking for, your Erie dentist can help you plan your best look with other cosmetic choices.
If you have questions about cosmetic veneers, we always welcome the conversation.
What are the benefits of veneers?
Veneers look very natural, and they will blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Unlike your natural teeth, veneers will not stain, so you can indulge in coffee, tea, and red wine without worry. Your smile will stay just as white and bright as it was when the veneers were first applied.
Often called “instant orthodontics,” veneers can instantly take a crooked or misaligned smile and make it appear perfectly even. Veneers can conceal a gummy smile and make your teeth appear symmetrical as well.
When you’re happy with your smile, this can improve your self-esteem and make you feel better about smiling and laughing.
These diverse tooth shells have long been a secret of movie stars, models, and celebrity athletes. But now we offer quality dental veneers in Erie, PA! We always want our patients to realize their best smiles.
Can veneers be part of a smile makeover?
If you have multiple cosmetic dental issues that you’re looking to repair, veneers can be part of the solution. Your dentist in Erie can combine treatments and create a timeline for cosmetic dentistry that fits your needs.
For example, if you have missing teeth, dental implants may be an option. If you have a few worn teeth, maybe you’ll decide to combine dental implants with porcelain veneers. You may decide on a professional teeth whitening prior to veneers in order to choose a lighter veneer shade.
With veneers, you can opt for a single veneer or several.
At Lake Erie Dental, we will always work with you, scheduling your cosmetic options to meet your lifestyle and budget.
Are porcelain veneers expensive?
Cosmetic dentistry prices vary for several reasons, including the number of veneers you choose and the pre-placement dental work required to make you a candidate for dental veneers.
We also offer payment plans through our office and third-party lenders.
Qualifying patients may be able to make payments through one of our programs. We offer a variety of payment options so you can get the treatment you need and the cosmetic dentistry you want without worrying about your budget.
We provide third-party financing through CareCredit, which is an interest-free health credit card, as well as offering an in-house financing program through your debit or credit card. If you want to obtain financing for treatment, whether through a third party or us, please be sure to talk to our office about this ahead of time.
If you have insurance, we can also talk to you about making sure you maximize your benefits—perhaps your initial exam consultation is covered by your insurance plan, for example. You will still be responsible for your portion of the payment, and we accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
We never want you to avoid getting recommended treatments or the services you want because you are concerned about finances. Please talk to us so we can help you figure out the best option for you and all the members of your family. Your dental health is important to us, and we will do what we can to ensure you and your family get the best care—regardless of your budget.
If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry in Erie, PA, or financing, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’re here to help.
How do I take care of my veneers?
You can care for your veneers just as you do your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Use a nonabrasive toothpaste to avoid scratching the surface of the veneers.
Although veneers are durable, they can be damaged. If you have veneers, don’t bite your fingernails or chew ice. Don’t use your teeth for any purpose other than eating—this goes for all teeth, with or without veneers!
It’s also important to stay current with visits to the dentist. You want to protect your investment by having the dentist check your veneers regularly. They should also receive periodic polishing with a specially made paste just for veneers.
If you grind and clench your teeth or compete in sports, ask your dentist in Erie about a nightguard and mouthguard, respectively.
Are You Ready for Porcelain Veneers in Erie, PA?
Find out if you are a good candidate for veneers by calling Lake Erie Dental today!