A Closer Look at How Porcelain Veneers Improve Smiles


Many people wish that they could change one, two, or several things about their smiles’ appearance, and are often delighted to find that they can with the right cosmetic dentistry procedure. Unfortunately, many patients also believe that improving their smiles would require an extensive routine of cosmetic dentistry procedures. The truth, however, is that you may be able to completely makeover your smile with just a single procedure using noninvasive, lifelike porcelain veneers.

The Makings of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin shells of dental porcelain (or ceramic) that are custom-crafted to match the size, shape, and color of one or more teeth. Because the veneers are placed onto their front surfaces, they can completely revamp the appearance of your teeth without having to drastically alter your tooth structure. Since they can address more than one tooth at a time, they are often referred to as an instant smile makeover, and can greatly simplify the process of improving your smile.

When Porcelain Veneers Are Recommended

Their versatility is one of the more important aspects of porcelain veneers, and since they are custom-designed to every patient’s specific needs, they can serve a number of different purposes. In most cases, veneers are highly-recommended when you experience more than one cosmetic issue at a time, such as;

Porcelain Veneers Compared to Other Options

While veneers are highly popular, they may or may not be the best option for addressing your cosmetic smile concerns. For instance, a tooth that is significantly chipped or cracked may benefit more from a custom dental crown, which can completely cover the visible portion of your tooth, instead of just its front surface.


Dr. Keelan and our dedicated team at Keelan Dental offer patients the comfortable, convenient dental care that everyone needs and deserves. To schedule an initial consultation, or your next dental appointment, call our office in Butler, PA at (724) 285-4153. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.