Cosmetic Dentistry Veneers in Erie, PA


 Dental veneers are an excellent option if you’re looking into cosmetic dentistry solutions. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin that are cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape.
Veneers will usually entail as few as three appointments. One for diagnosis and treatment planning, another for preparation, and the last for the actual bonding of the veneers. 

Many patients opt for dental veneers when their teeth are badly stained or cooked. Veneers are also used in cosmetic procedures when teeth are chipped or there are substantial gaps between your teeth. Any undesirable defects can usually be concealed by veneers, so long as the issue is purely cosmetic. Other procedures may need to be done if the structure or health of your mouth is of concern to your dental provider.

If you’re considering veneers as a cosmetic dental solution, be aware that there are two main types: composite or porcelain veneers


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                Girl getting cosmetic dentistry veneers in Erie, PA


Composite vs. Porcelain Veneers

                                                                  Display of composite or porcelain veneers at dentist office


Composite and porcelain veneers differ in the materials they’re made of. Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain, which is a hard ceramic material that’s colored to be the same shade as your teeth. The porcelain material is molded to fit the shape of your teeth, almost like a shell. Porcelain veneers can be costly. However, many people choose porcelain veneers because they’re strong, durable, and the material looks nearly identical to your natural smile. 

Composite veneers are made of a composite resin material. These veneers take much less time to apply to your teeth than porcelain veneers and typically cost less, too. However, the composite resin material will cause your veneers to stain over time, just like your natural teeth. Both of these options have their own sets of pros and cons. Your choice of composite or porcelain veneers depends on which works better for you. 

But throughout this process, keep in mind that once you have composite or porcelain veneers installed, they are permanent and cannot be undone. In order to have veneers installed, you need to have a layer of tooth enamel stripped before they’re bonded to your teeth.

Veneers are just one option for cosmetic dentistry solutions. Other options you might want to consider are crowns, implants, and whitening services.


Contact us at Lee Simon today and let us walk you through your dental veneer options!


Have Questions?

Does dental insurance cover veneers?

Veneers are considered to be a cosmetic dental procedure and many insurance providers will consider it an elective procedure. It’s not likely that your insurance will cover your entire dental veneer procedure, however, they may cover some of it. Discuss this with your insurance provider to make sure you’re aware of potential costs. Contact Lee Simon today to discuss insurance and payment options.

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