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Porcelain Veneers in Pittsburgh

Transform your smile with quality, custom-made porcelain veneers.

Beautiful, natural-looking veneers

Many dentists do veneers; however, there aren’t many that look at the whole picture. Your bite is important for your comfort and function, but also to ensure that your veneers will last you for a long time. Cosmetic dentistry is an investment and it is important to protect that! At Pittsburgh Dentist, we provide quality long-lasting porcelain veneers that can completely transform your smile.

A smile that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

Our veneers are customized specifically for you – with the perfect shade and amount of translucency and design that will give you the natural, enhanced smile that you deserve.

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What is a porcelain veneer?

Porcelain Veneers Procedure

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain shells designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve your smile’s appearance. They are bonded to the front of your teeth with very minimal prep to provide you with a bright, natural-looking smile!

  • Deep or severe stains, including those resistant to tooth-whitening procedures
  • Replacement for existing bonding
  • Teeth with visible cracks, pitting and other kinds of surface damage
  • Crooked teeth
  • Disproportionately sized or shaped teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

What to expect with the veneer process

While creating veneers is a fairly simple and straightforward process, we do things differently at Pittsburgh Dentist. Dr. Alex takes the time to assess your mouth as a whole and ensures that all mechanical functions of the jaw are working properly. We go beyond treating your teeth to make sure the rest of your mouth is healthy, too. By looking at your mouth as a whole, your veneers can last longer and look and feel as natural as possible.

Porcelain veneers typically take two visits to complete. Before porcelain veneers are applied, a small amount of enamel is removed from the natural teeth to smooth and shape them for a proper fit. Then, we take an impression of the teeth which is sent to the lab where the porcelain veneers will be custom-made for you. When you come in for your next appointment to have the veneers applied, Dr. Alex will shape and mold them, then bond the veneer to your tooth for a comfortable feel and natural look.

The benefits of porcelain veneers

Commonly referred to as the “Hollywood Smile”, porcelain veneers are one of the most effective cosmetic dental treatments that produce beautiful results. Porcelain is the most durable material for veneers and, because they’re custom-made, look incredibly natural. Veneers are a great investment if you want to improve your smile and confidence.

  • Lasts longer than composite, ceramic, and other types of materials
  • Stain-resistant with a glaze and sealed finish
  • Can last 10-15 years or more with the right procedure and proper hygiene
  • Looks and feels natural
  • Low-maintenance Requires little enamel removal
  • A non-invasive procedure
  • Can prevent tooth discolouration
  • Helps protect natural teeth


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The difference between porcelain and composite veneers

The two main types of veneers are porcelain and composite. Porcelain veneers are made of thin shells of porcelain while composite veneers are made of engineered resin. At Pittsburgh Dentist, we only do porcelain veneers because of their quality, durability, and aesthetics. Porcelain is an extremely strong material and can last for 10-15 years with proper care. On the other hand, composite veneers have a shorter lifespan of about 4-8 years.

While composite veneers are less expensive and require less time to complete, porcelain is a far stronger material with a longer lifespan. Porcelain veneers are an investment and the beautiful, natural-looking results are well worth it.

Dr. Alexandra S. George, Cosmetic Dentist

Why choose Pittsburgh Dentist for porcelain veneers?

Dr. Alex is an award-winning and well-known leader in special dentistry, including cosmetic procedures and neuromuscular dentistry treatments. Our practice consists of highly-trained, experienced, and well-educated dental professionals who strive to achieve excellence in everything we do.

As part of our commitment to providing quality dental care, we make it a priority to learn, improve, and stay up-to-date on new dental technologies and techniques. Our complete dentistry approach treats the whole patient instead of a specific area of dental care. We understand that treating one area of the mouth can affect another.

At Pittsburgh Dentist, we not only help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, but we make sure your smile is functioning as it should. We keep this a priority with all of our dental procedures. When you choose Dr. Alex and her team, you’re choosing some of the highest quality dental care in the Pittsburgh area.

Learn how Dr. Alex can help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed of, schedule a consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a porcelain veneer and crown?

Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front surface of your tooth while a dental crown covers the entire tooth. Crowns are typically thicker than veneers. Veneers, commonly known as the “Hollywood Smile” are an ideal choice if you want to improve the look of your teeth. Crowns can also change the way teeth look, but are used when there is significant damage to the existing tooth.

What are the benefits of porcelain veneers or crowns?

Porcelain restorations are a natural, strong, and durable tooth replacement option for patients who have suffered serious damage to the visible portion of their teeth. Porcelain crowns can help return strength and structure to teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay, injury, tooth grinding or TMJD, giving form and function back to the mouth. We also have the opportunity to improve cosmetic appearance when utilizing porcelain restorations.

Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers or crowns?

Veneers and crowns are ideal for patients who have suffered some tooth damage or loss, or who require extensive restructuring of individual teeth.

Are veneers and crowns strong enough to withstand normal use?

Yes. Porcelain restorations are manufactured from a specially formulated dental ceramic material that is stronger. When you have a balanced bite they can be more durable than your natural teeth. They function just like regular teeth through chewing and speaking.

How long will my porcelain veneers or crowns last?

When properly cared for and maintained, your new porcelain veneer or crown can last more than ten years. A balanced bite will also prolong the life of your veneer/crown, which is why Pittsburgh Dentist focuses on improving the bite with our cosmetic dental procedures. Patients should practice good dental hygiene and brush and floss them regularly as they would with a natural tooth to extend the life of the restoration. 

Are porcelain crowns good?

Porcelain crowns are a great option to restore damaged or missing teeth. They are strong, durable, natural-looking, and made to match the shade, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth.

What is the actual cost of a porcelain crown?

The average cost of a porcelain crown or restoration is 2000-2500 per crown. 

What can damage porcelain veneers or crowns?

Injury, teeth grinding (bruxism), pressure from a misaligned bite, and poor dental habits are some of the most common causes of damaged porcelain crowns. 

How is a tooth prepared for a porcelain veneer or crown?

The tooth is prepared by Dr. Alex by removing a small amount of your enamel to create space for the veneer or crown to adhere to the tooth. then take a digital impression of the teeth and place temporary veneers or crowns. 

Will the porcelain crown feel any different?

No, when done correctly, porcelain crowns should feel comfortable and fit your bite just like your natural teeth. While some discomfort is normal for the first few days as you recover from the procedure, your dental crown may need some adjusting if it still feels uncomfortable after a week or two.