Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA
A veneer is a covering placed over the front of a tooth by a qualified cosmetic dentist. When installed by Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, a veneer covers any small flaws or imperfections, improving the appearance of the tooth.
Why is a veneer a good cosmetic choice?
By bonding a veneer to the front surface of a tooth, it can resolve a variety of cosmetic issues, including the following:
- Discoloration that does not react to tooth whitening treatments
- Improving minor crookedness across several teeth or a single twisted tooth
- Concealing a small gap between teeth
- Lengthening a tooth that is short or appears too small
How are our veneers made?
At Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, we use the finest materials available to make any of our three varieties of veneers.
Our porcelain veneers are fabricated from high-quality dental porcelain. This substance reflects light similar to the way your natural dental enamel does. It also is durable, resistant to being stained by certain foods and beverages, and can be matched in color to look like your other natural, healthy teeth.
Using our E4D technology, we can use digital images of your teeth that aid us in handcrafting each of your porcelains veneers all while you wait! No repeat visits or waiting on a lab.
Our composite veneers are made of a resin that is bonded directly to the patient’s teeth and is easily repaired if any problems develop. To bond a composite veneer onto a tooth, the dentist first slightly buffs the tooth. Usually, no anesthetic is necessary unless the patient has sensitive teeth. A special varnish is brushed over the tooth, which helps bond the material. Then the composite material is applied, shaped appropriately and cured with a special light. Then, the dentist polishes the surface to provide beautiful, natural looking results.
We also offer Lumineers, a revolutionary new option in cosmetic dentistry that is digitally designed to be as thin as a contact lens and even can be placed over older dental work. Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, has obtained a special certification to provide Lumineers to our patients.
Our cosmetic dental professionals can install veneers in combination with other procedures as part of a smile makeover. We also can place veneers after a patient as completed a course of Invisalign therapy to straighten his or her teeth.
For more information about veneers, visit our Questions about Veneers page. Feel free to call our office at (814) 825-2615. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you or schedule a consultation.
Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, is proud to serve patients in Erie, PA, and the surrounding areas.