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By John Sartorio, D.M.D.
January 19, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Veneers  

Patients trust the Pittsburgh, PA cosmetic dentist Dr. John Sartorio, DMD when they're looking for smile makeovers. One common element of a successful cosmetic treatment is the installation of veneers. When you see how great your teeth can look by simply adding the veneers to your smile, it's only natural to wonder if they're right for you. 

The Process of Installing Veneers
Veneers lay on top of your teeth, giving them a whiter and more attractive appearance. The dentist must first do a bit of prep work to the teeth that will be covered (it’s less work than what's required for a crown). Next, an impression is taken of the teeth so that custom veneers can be made in a dental lab. Finally, the veneers are cemented to the teeth with a very strong bonding agent. Your dentist polishes and finishes the veneers so that they look absolutely stunning.

Are You a Candidate for Veneers?
As long as your natural teeth are healthy and securely rooted, you are likely to be a good candidate for veneers. Dr. Sartorio can evaluate you at his Pittsburgh, PA office using X-rays and a physical examination of your teeth. Remember that a veneer is a cosmetic dentistry solution that fixes the outer layer of each tooth, so the natural tooth underneath must be sound and free from decay to support it. 

How Long Do Veneers Last?
Patients like veneers because they look beautiful and can last a very long time. If you commit to twice-per-day brushing and once-per-day (minimum) flossing every day, plus maintain regular checkup appointments with the dentist, veneers can last for 15 or more years without needing to be replaced. 

Make Time for a Veneers Consultation
Once you go in for your first veneers consultation, you'll have a whole lot more confidence in starting this procedure. Visit the Pittsburgh PA office of Dr. John Sartorio, DMD, or call (412) 831-8700 to set up your initial appointment. He and his staff are committed to giving you a bright, shining smile that’s also healthy and long-lasting.