Porcelain veneers

in Kennett Square, PA

A man is assessing the color of his teeth for porcelain veneers.

Create the Smile of Your Dreams at KCAD


 radiant smile can profoundly impact your confidence and self-esteem. Many people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth, whether due to discoloration, misalignment, or other imperfections. Thankfully, porcelain veneers offer a versatile and long-lasting solution to transform your smile and address a wide range of cosmetic dental concerns. 

At Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry, our Kennett Square, PA, dentist, Dr. Peter Patellis, creates beautiful smiles with porcelain veneers, using his extensive knowledge and artistic skill for stunning results.


What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth. Made from high-quality dental ceramic, our dental veneers mimic the natural appearance of teeth while providing strength and durability. Porcelain veneers can enhance teeth’s shape, size, and color to create a harmonious, aesthetically pleasing smile.

The Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer numerous advantages, making them popular with patients seeking a smile transformation. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Veneers can mask cosmetic imperfections, such as discoloration, stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and misshapen teeth. The result is a stunning, symmetrical smile that boosts your self-confidence.
  • Longevity: With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last many years. The high-quality materials combined with Dr. Patellis’ precision in placement contribute to their exceptional durability.
  • Stain Resistance: Unlike natural teeth, porcelain veneers are highly resistant to stains. This means your new smile will remain vibrant and white, even when exposed to staining agents like coffee, tea, and tobacco.
  • Minimally Invasive: Getting veneers requires minimal alteration of your natural teeth. Dr. Patellis aims to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible, ensuring a conservative approach to your treatment.
  • Natural Appearance: Veneers are meticulously crafted to mimic your teeth’s translucence, texture, and color variations. The result is a seamless blend with your existing teeth, creating a smile that looks and feels incredibly natural.

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The Porcelain Veneers Process

Consultation and Examination

Before proceeding with veneers, you’ll schedule your consultation with Kennett Square dentist Dr. Patellis. During this initial appointment, he’ll assess your oral health, discuss your goals and expectations, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate for veneers. Dr. Patellis’ expertise and attention to detail help him address every aspect of your dental health before moving forward.

Treatment Planning and Design

Once we’ve decided that veneers are the right option for you, the next step involves treatment planning and design. Dr. Patellis will collaborate with you to create a customized treatment plan, accounting for your desired outcome and facial features. We may take digital imaging and impressions to aid in the design process, allowing you to preview the final result before any work begins.

Preparation of the Teeth

Dr. Patellis will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. He may need to remove a small amount of enamel to ensure a seamless fit and prevent them from appearing bulky or unnatural. Once we’ve prepared the teeth, Dr. Patellis and his team will take impressions or digital images to serve as a blueprint for your dental veneers.

Temporary Veneers

While your permanent veneers are being crafted in a dental laboratory, our dentist will place temporary veneers to protect your teeth and maintain aesthetics. These temporaries allow you to envision your future smile while providing essential protection.

Veneer Placement

Once your custom veneers are ready, you’ll return to Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry for the placement appointment. Dr. Patellis will carefully bond the dental veneers to your teeth, making any necessary adjustments to ensure an optimal fit and appearance. With his artistic eye and meticulous approach, Dr. Patellis will ensure your new smile looks natural and enhances your unique facial features.

“Dr. Patellis is an outstanding dentist. I’ve been coming to KCAD for many years and have been extremely happy with the care I’ve received. The office is clean, the hygienists are very capable and professional, and the staff is kind and helpful. Enthusiastically recommend.”

– C. Heinle

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are porcelain veneers painful to get?

The process of getting porcelain veneers is generally painless. Before any tooth preparation, your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. You may experience some sensitivity or discomfort during recovery but can manage it with over-the-counter pain medication.

How long do porcelain veneers last?

With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last 10 to 15 years or even longer. Regular dental check-ups and diligent oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing, can help prolong their lifespan.

Can I still eat and drink normally with porcelain veneers?

Yes, porcelain veneers can withstand normal biting and chewing forces. However, you should avoid biting into hard objects or using your teeth as tools, as these actions can potentially damage your veneers.

Will my porcelain veneers be noticeable?

No, porcelain veneers are carefully crafted to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Your dentist will ensure the color, shape, and size complement your overall appearance, resulting in a smile that looks completely natural.

Transform Your Smile with Dr. Patellis

Achieving the smile of your dreams is within reach with porcelain veneers at Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry in Kennett Square, PA. Whether you’re looking to correct minor imperfections or completely revamp your smile, porcelain veneers can deliver remarkable results. 

Contact our office by calling 610-444-6311 or filling out our online contact form. We’re happy to accept new patients from Kennett Square and the surrounding areas of West Chester, Downingtown, and West Grove, PA.