Do You Have Questions About Porcelain Veneers?

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If you’ve ever wondered why the rich and famous almost always seem to have unusually-beautiful smiles, you might be pleased to know that you can, too. The truth is that beautiful smiles are not a birthright of the affluent; in fact, the same dental issues you might experience can also affect celebrities. The difference is not in genetics, but rather in the quality of their cosmetic dental treatment, and in many cases, they owe those smiles to a custom set of porcelain veneers.

What are porcelain veneers used for?

A porcelain veneer, which is a thin shell of beautiful dental ceramic, is designed to mimic the visible part of a tooth. After being bonded to the carefully prepared teeth, the veneers create a new, blemish-free face for your smile, and can be utilized to fix a number of issues, including;

  • Stains/discoloration
  • Chipped edges
  • Worn surfaces
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Slight misalignment
  • Cosmetic tooth cracks

How comfortable are porcelain veneers?

Preparing a tooth for veneer placement means sculpting the front surface of the tooth to accommodate the wafer-thin shell. Though veneers are bonded to the teeth, they are thin enough to remain flush against your other teeth, blending in with the contour of your smile. Since they are bonded securely, veneers will also remain firmly in place as you speak, and as you bite and chew your food.

What does it take to place veneers on my teeth?

Often, porcelain veneers can be placed in as few as two visits. Your first appointment will involve a cosmetic consultation to gauge the extent of your smile’s concerns, then prepare your teeth and measure them so a skilled technician can craft your veneers. During your return visit, after your cosmetic veneers are completed, we will bond them permanently to your teeth for a beautiful, comfortable, lifelike finish.


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.