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Veneers – Marlton, NJ

Completely Transform Your Smile

Male patient with healthy happy smile

A perfect smile is no longer reserved only for the rich and famous. These days, it’s possible to achieve a set of flawless teeth using the same cosmetic dentistry treatment that many celebrities get – veneers – right here in our dental office! In as little as two appointments, Dr. Petulla and Dr. Kazemi can completely transform your smile with state-of-the-art veneers in Marlton, NJ. Call our office today to find out how veneers can correct all of your smile’s imperfections.

What Are Dental Veneers?

veneers being placed over the upper front teeth

Dental veneers are extremely thin shells made of tooth-colored porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of the teeth. They’re able to accomplish several improvements at the same time, such as:

  • Closing small yet noticeable gaps between two teeth.
  • Concealing chipped or cracked enamel.
  • Instantly giving the appearance of straighter teeth.
  • Removing stains that don’t respond to whitening treatment.
  • Building up misshapen, worn, or short teeth.

The Process of Getting Veneers 

cosmetic dentist in Marlton placing a veneer on a patient’s tooth

The veneers process takes just two visits to our office, not counting an initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Marlton. The first of these appointments involves preparing the teeth that will receive the veneers. By removing a super-thin layer of enamel, we can ensure your veneers will look and feel natural without bulging out in your overall smile. Next, we take digital impressions of your mouth. These impressions are sent to a dental lab, where a skilled team of ceramists will craft your future smile. We may place temporary veneers in the few weeks it takes for the lab to finish. At that point, you’ll return to our office to have your permanent veneers cemented into place.  

The Benefits of Veneers

man pointing to his smile

Veneers are easily one of the most popular cosmetic dental services, both at our practice and for many of Hollywood’s most famous smiles! When you get veneers, you can look forward to all sorts of benefits, including:

  • Dazzlingly lifelike results that can last for 10 to 15 years or longer with very basic care.
  • The potential to correct every issue with your teeth’s appearance in a single treatment.
  • Results that are resistant to staining and discoloration.
  • Fast, convenient treatment process.

Veneer FAQs

Is It Painful to Get Veneers?

If you’re worried that the process of transforming your smile with veneers will hurt, don’t worry – we go to great lengths to ensure that’s not the case. That starts with numbing your mouth during the preparation process and extends to providing you with aftercare instructions to help prevent bonding sensitivity (i.e., avoiding cold foods, doing saltwater rinses periodically, taking OTC pain medication as directed).

Do Veneers Feel Like Real Teeth?

They do! That’s largely because the materials they are crafted from, like dental porcelain, are extremely smooth. Of course, the fact that they are custom-made for each patient helps as well. Simply put, the answer is “yes” – veneers look and feel just like your natural teeth.

How Long Do Veneers Last?

The lifespan of your veneers depends heavily on how well you care for your smile. After all, if you don’t brush consistently, use tobacco products, or adopt other unhealthy dental habits, then it won’t be long before they chip, crack, or completely fall off. With all of that said, they can last for well over a decade with proper care. In fact, a study by Layton reported that 73% lasted 15 to 16 years, and a study by Beier found that 83% lasted 20 years!

Is There Anything I Can’t Eat with Veneers?

Technically, veneers don’t require you to change your diet. Just like your natural teeth, however, it’s possible for them to break. For that reason, we do recommend being mindful of how your diet impacts your smile. That includes keeping your consumption of added sugar to a minimum and exercising caution with hard pretzels, peanut brittle, and other extremely crunchy foods. It’s also a good idea to keep dark-colored foods, like marinara sauce, to a minimum to help prevent stains from surfacing on your natural teeth, creating an uneven appearance in the process.

Will I Still Be Able to Drink Coffee with Veneers?

You will. In fact, dental porcelain is stain-resistant, so you won’t even have to worry about stubborn stains surfacing! Of course, it’s likely that not every tooth will be covered with a veneer, so it’s still a good idea to use a straw to keep your smile looking flawless and symmetrical. Don’t go overboard on sugar either; this sweetener is one of the leading causes of tooth decay!

Can You Whiten Veneers?

While enamel responds well to whitening treatments, porcelain does not. For that reason, veneers cannot be whitened, even by a dental professional. If you want your veneers to be a brighter shade, then the best thing to do is schedule an appointment with your dentist to determine how you can get the results you desire.

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