Welcome to Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, where everyone deserves a radiant, confident smile. Discover the magic of veneers and how they can revolutionize your look and feel!

If you’re looking for dental veneers in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, we are conveniently located on N. State St. Dr. Charles Dennis is an experienced cosmetic dentist who specializes in both porcelain and resin composite veneers.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or call us during business hours with any questions.

What Are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made shells crafted from porcelain or resin composite materials. Designed to cover the front surface of teeth, they offer an immediate transformation, correcting imperfections such as discoloration, gaps, chips, and misalignments while improving the appearance of an overbite.

  • Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers take longer to apply than resin composite. That’s because we take molds of your teeth before installing the veneers. Overall, you might spend several appointments getting porcelain veneers. The benefit is that porcelain veneers typically last 10 to 20 years.
  • Resin composite veneers: By contrast, it usually takes just one appointment to get resin composite veneers, since we apply them directly to your teeth in the office. Composite veneers tend to last five to eight years.

Benefits of Veneers

  • Instant Smile Makeover: Achieve a brighter, more symmetrical smile in just a few appointments.
  • Durability: With proper care, they can last for over a decade.
  • Stain Resistance: They resist staining, ensuring your smile stays brilliant.
  • Natural Appearance: Customized to match your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend.
  • Overbite appearance correction: While veneers don’t correct the actual cause of an overbite, they can improve the appearance of one for a more confident smile.

How can dental veneers improve your smile?

Veneers are versatile dental restorations that can address various cosmetic and functional dental concerns. You’ll have a healthier and happier smile with the right veneers for your situation. In general, here’s what veneers can effectively fix:

  • Discoloration: Veneers can cover teeth that are stained or discolored due to root canal treatments, certain medications, excessive fluoride, or other causes that don’t respond well to traditional whitening treatments.
  • Worn Down Teeth: Veneers can restore teeth worn down from grinding or age to their original appearance. This will give you a youthful and more vibrant smile!
  • Chips and Breaks: Veneers can cover and protect chipped or broken teeth, restoring their natural appearance.
  • Misalignment: While veneers don’t replace orthodontic treatments, they can correct minor misalignments or make teeth appear straighter without braces.
  • Uneven or Irregularly Shaped Teeth: Teeth that are naturally uneven or irregularly shaped can look aesthetically pleasing with veneers!
  • Gaps: Veneers can close small gaps between teeth, providing a more uniform appearance.
  • Size Discrepancies: If some teeth are noticeably smaller than others, we can use veneers to adjust their size for a more harmonious smile.

While veneers can address various cosmetic concerns, they might not be the best solution for all dental problems. A thorough consultation with a dentist is essential to determine if veneers are the right choice for your needs!

The Abington Center Difference

  1. Expertise: Led by Dr. Charles Dennis, our team possesses the skills and experience to ensure your veneers look natural and fit perfectly.
  2. Advanced Technology: We utilize cutting-edge dental technology to craft and precisely fit your veneers.
  3. Personalized Care: Every set of veneers is tailored to the individual, ensuring a unique, natural look that complements your facial features.
  4. Comfort: Our state-of-the-art facility is designed with your comfort in mind, making the veneer process smooth and pain-free.
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Lisa Shanley
Lisa Shanley
Another great visit at Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry! Thank you to the staff and Dr Dennis for making me feel comfortable and providing excellent care!! I highly recommend Dr Dennis!!
William Knight
William Knight
A very pleasurable experience. The staff are pleasant and professional and well organized.
Lou Palumbo
Lou Palumbo
Dr. Dennis is the Best Dentist in the Area
Cathy Strauch
Cathy Strauch
I had a tooth extraction done. Dr. Dennis...other than that but of pressure almost no pain😃 Dental Assistant (Adina, I believe) very good giving me details on what was being done and what to do afterwards... Great staff. Day after I am doing fine.
Vicky Favitta
Vicky Favitta
At Abington Center- all of the staff are friendly & helpful. Dr Charles gave me step by step details of what arrangements could be done with what my needs are. I came for a consultation & now have a new dentist!! I am so thrilled to have new teeth! Absolutely will recommend to anyone in the future.
Rebekah Foust
Rebekah Foust
The first dentist that I haven’t dreaded going to, my kids will ask me when they are going back as well! Excellent and professional! Every experience has been positive and I leave smiling! Dr Dennis and staff are Fantastic!!
will barnes
will barnes
The BEST, no question! Dr. and everyone in the office is absolutely fantastic. I immediately recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist. Very clean, modern but with old world care and genuine concern for your health. I couldn't have found a better dental office anywhere.
Brad Scott
Brad Scott
Staff is fantastic, courteous,great personalitys, and always on point. Highly recommend
Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews
So happy I found this place, everyone is always very professional and kind. They are guiding me through some dental work after not visiting a dentist for 15 years while also preventing any further issues. I feel like I'm in good hands. The equipment is also up to date and the office is clean and pleasant.
Kolia Perez
Kolia Perez
New patient- Great care, excellent, knowledgeable hygienist and Dr. Dennis was fabulous. Explained the emergency procedure in detail. Thrilled with the practice.

The Veneer Process

  1. Consultation: Discuss your goals and get all your questions answered.
  2. Preparation: A small amount of enamel is removed to make space.
  3. Impression: We take a mold of your teeth to ensure a perfect fit.
  4. Temporary Veneers: While you wait for your final porcelain veneers, we will place temporary ones on your teeth to prevent damage to your enamel. These typically last 7-10 days.
  5. Placement: Once they are ready, they’re bonded to your teeth, instantly enhancing your smile.

Veneers FAQ

How long do they last?

Veneers typically last between 10 to 15 years, although their lifespan can vary based on several factors. The material of the veneer, the patient’s oral hygiene habits, and the forces exerted on the veneers (like chewing, grinding, or trauma) can all influence how long they last. With meticulous care and regular dental check-ups, some veneers can last over 20 years. However, even with the best care, they are not permanent and will eventually need to be replaced.

What foods can I eat?

Veneers are designed to mimic the strength of natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy a wide variety of foods. However, it’s essential to exercise caution to ensure their longevity. Soft foods like mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, pasta, and soft fruits are gentle. Lean proteins, steamed vegetables, and dairy can also be consumed without concern.

On the other hand, it’s wise to avoid or be cautious with hard foods like nuts and candies, sticky treats like caramel, and crunchy snacks such as popcorn. While veneers resist staining, excessive coffee, tea, or red wine intake might affect their appearance. Use the back teeth to bite and chew harder foods, and maintain regular oral hygiene to protect them and the underlying teeth.

Can I get cavities?

Yes, you can get cavities with veneers. While the veneer is not susceptible to decay, the underlying natural tooth remains vulnerable. If proper oral hygiene is not maintained, the tooth structure around or beneath the veneer can develop cavities. This is especially true for the tooth’s exposed areas not covered by the veneer. Regular dental check-ups, brushing, and flossing are essential to prevent cavities and ensure the longevity of your cosmetic dentistry work and the underlying teeth.

How long does it take to get veneers?

Getting veneers typically takes two to three appointments after the initial consultation, spanning over a few weeks.

What is the cost of dental veneers?

The cost of your porcelain or resin composite veneers depends on your insurance plan. We’d be happy to take your call to learn about your insurance and help you determine what your veneers will cost.

Ready to Transform Your Smile with Dental Veneers in the Abingtons?

Don’t wait to achieve the smile of your dreams. Schedule a consultation with us today and discover the transformative power of veneers and cosmetic dentistry. Abington Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is situated in Clarks Summit, PA, just a short drive from Scranton.