Porcelain Veneers Gettysburg, PA

Do tooth damage, gaps, or imperfections affect your smile confidence? Do you have multiple tooth stains that don’t respond to whitening treatment? Dental veneers may be the perfect solution for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Veneers are tooth-shaped, thin porcelain sheets that we bond to the front of your teeth. Each veneer covers a single tooth and can change its shape, size, and shade.

Porcelain veneers offer a durable, lasting, and customizable treatment option that can give you the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Rita Tempel and her team offer porcelain veneers as a cosmetic dental treatment for patients in Gettysburg, PA. Veneers can transform the teeth that show when you smile.

Dr. Tempel is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and can offer experienced care for your aesthetic goals. She is a leading cosmetic dentist in Adams County, PA, providing a concierge patient experience.

Dental Veneers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Porcelain Veneers in Gettysburg, PA

When searching for a veneer dentist in Gettysburg, like AACD member Dr. Tempel, be sure you are considering the lab and technicians’ credentials. At Gettysburg Smiles, we only trust master ceramists. Patients should expect only the best results for something as important as your smile, so don’t settle for anything less than the highest quality craftsmanship.

Veneers are thin porcelain sheets that master ceramicists create from detailed dental impressions. Once the veneers adhere to the teeth, they can transform the smile to create a brighter, more uniform look.

Dental Veneer Q&A

Do you want to know more about dental veneers? Read answers to popular questions about porcelain veneers here: 

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin custom shells that are adhered to the front teeth to improve their appearance. It is a kind of dental veneer made from porcelain because this material mimics the appearance of natural teeth. They can fix teeth that are discolored, stained, chipped, crooked, gapped, or misshapen.

Are lumineers and dental veneers the same?

Lumineers are a type of dental veneer. Typically, lumineers are made of a thinner, more translucent material. Porcelain veneers are better suited for more severe injuries or deeper discoloration, while lumineers benefit patients with milder cosmetic problems. 

Can veneers fall off?

Your dental veneers should not fall off. However, if patients experience bone recession in their teeth or jaw, their restorations can fall. Our team will examine your veneers at routine visits to ensure they look correct and stay on your teeth. If you ever experience problems with your veneers, please let us know, and we can help. 

Do veneers get cavities?

The veneer materials cannot decay, but the teeth behind the veneers can be affected by dental infections. If patients are predisposed to decay or do not properly care for their teeth, their natural teeth underneath their veneers can still decay. Additionally, if patients sustain an injury and their veneers loosen, bacteria can affect their natural teeth. Patients should continue to brush and floss their teeth and clean their veneers to prevent this problem.

How long will my porcelain veneers last?

You can expect your dental veneers to last up to 15 years or longer. The better you care for them, the longer they will last. Regular dental exams and daily basic oral hygiene will keep your oral health in check and extend the life of your porcelain veneers. Things such as teeth grinding, diet, and chewing on hard objects can shorten their lifespan.

Can I have my porcelain veneers whitened?

No, dental veneers cannot be whitened, even with professional teeth whitening. Before your treatment, it is important to choose the desired shade you want. Once they are in place, the only way to achieve a whiter smile is to remove them and have them replaced. However, porcelain veneers are resistant to stains to an extent. With proper care, they will help your smile remain bright and beautiful.

Can porcelain veneers fix my crooked teeth?

Yes, you can use porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of your crooked if the misalignment is mild. This is sufficient cosmetic solution that will provide the illusion of straighter teeth. However, if you have significant orthodontic issues, you will need a more traditional orthodontic treatment such as traditional braces or clear aligners. They are more effective in achieving comprehensive and lasting teeth straightening results.

Are porcelain veneers covered by dental insurance?

In almost all cases, porcelain veneers are not covered by dental insurance. Dental veneers are considered a cosmetic procedure to fix things that do not threaten your dental health. Most insurance plans do not cover elective treatments such as fixing cosmetic issues. However, we always advise our patients to check with their dental insurance provider to confirm coverage details.

Restore The Look of Your Smile

Address the look and feel of your smile with dental veneers. Call Gettysburg Smiles for veneers today at (717) 853-1552. Request a dental appointment with Dr. Tempel on our website. Please let us know if you have any more questions about the dental veneer process, and we can help. We encourage our patients to educate themselves on the best treatments for their oral health needs.