Answering Common Questions About Porcelain Veneers

Do you have slightly crooked teeth in your smile line? Are you looking for a treatment to cover stubborn tooth stains? Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental option that covers and protects the enamel. The tooth enamel is the outer layer of teeth that protects the inside of the tooth from harmful decay-causing bacteria. Our dental office offers dental veneers for damaged and discolored teeth in Lititz, PA. Veneers are a long-lasting treatment for patients who want a brighter, straighter smile.

Porcelain Veneers in Lititz, Pennsylvania

FAQs: Porcelain Veneers in Lititz, PA

Read answers to commonly asked questions that many patients may have about veneers:

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Patients are candidates for veneers if they have slightly crooked teeth, tooth stains, short teeth, or dental injuries and wear. We always need to ensure that patients are in good oral health before their cosmetic treatments. Our team can provide oral health care to remove problems like dental cavities or gum disease before they receive veneers. The best candidates for dental veneers have cosmetic problems but excellent oral health.

Why do dentists prepare natural teeth for dental veneers?

Dentists prepare teeth for veneers to ensure that they adhere to the tooth and feel natural. Preparing the teeth does not damage the teeth but ensures that the veneers do not look or feel bulky. Additionally, tooth preparation allows the veneers to blend in with the contours of the smile.

Do you brush your dental veneers?

Yes, like other cosmetic or restorative treatments, patients need to brush their veneers to keep them clean. Bacteria and food debris can still get stuck to the veneers. Patients who continue to brush and floss their teeth, gums, and veneers will have a healthier and brighter smile.

Are dental veneers painful?

Veneer treatment should not be painful. When we prepare and apply veneers we use local anesthetic so patients will not feel anything during treatment. It will take some time for patients to get accustomed to their new veneers, but they should not feel any pain. To avoid pain or damage to new veneers, patients need to stick to a soft diet for several days following their treatment.

Can you remove dental veneers?

Veneers last for many years, so patients must be sure that they want dental veneers for their teeth. We can provide replacements for patients with old, discolored, and/or worn veneers. However, once you receive veneers you cannot go back to natural teeth without a cosmetic restoration.

If you would like to receive veneers, schedule a dental appointment online or call 717-627-6980. We welcome you to receive high-quality care in our Lititz dental practice. Let us know if you have any other questions about dental veneers or your cosmetic dental treatment options.


Drs. Sara & John Gotwalt
Lititz, PA Dentist
2320 Rothsville Road, Suite 300
Lititz, PA 17543

New Patients 717-627-6980


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