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By Hoffmaster Dental
July 09, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: porcelain veneers   veneers  

This popular restoration can enhance your smile for life.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “How do so many celebrities have such beautiful smiles?” Well, we’ll let you in on a little secret: A lot of them have dental veneers. They weren’t just born with the perfect set of teeth, a dentist helped them achieve this, and your York, PA, dentist Dr. Robert Hoffmaster can too. If you are interested in what cosmetic dentistry, particularly veneers can do for you, you've come to the right place! Here's what you should know about porcelain veneers:

What are dental veneers?

Veneers are extremely thin shells made from porcelain that our York, PA, cosmetic dentist will bond to the front of your teeth to hide dental imperfections. Dental veneers can do everything from covering up discolorations, cracks, and gaps between teeth to altering the shape, color, and overall size of one or more teeth.

are you dealing with dental problems that affect the look of your smile but not how your teeth function? If so, veneers may be the best approach for giving you a more beautiful set of teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?

The ideal candidate will be someone who has healthy teeth and gums who wants to enhance and improve the appearance of their smile through cosmetic dentistry. If you are dealing with active decay or gum disease, these issues will need to be treated before you can get cosmetic dentistry.

It’s also important for our patients to understand what goes into getting dental veneers.  You will need to come in for a dental checkup and evaluation to make sure that your smile goals align with what veneers can offer you. After all, our goal is to make sure that you love your new smile.

Are dental veneers permanent?

Since we will need to shave off a very small amount of enamel from the front of the teeth, the dental veneer procedure is not reversible because enamel doesn’t grow back. Therefore, you should expect to have veneers for the rest of your life.

While the strongest restorations can’t last forever, with the proper care and maintenance your dental veneers could last up to 20 years or longer before needing to be replaced. If veneers show signs of cracks, chips, or damage, Dr. Hoffmaster can easily replace your old veneers with brand new ones.

If you are ready to turn to our York, PA, cosmetic dentistry team for veneers, the next step is to schedule a consultation so we can make sure that this restoration will provide you with the results that you want. Call Hoffmaster Dental today at (717) 846-9428 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with us.