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Veneers – Doylestown, PA

Masking Imperfections for a Fully Transformed Smile

Do you want a smile that is free of cracks, chips, stains, and gaps? Do you long for teeth that appear brighter and more uniform in appearance? Do you want to avoid the possibility of orthodontic treatment? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you might find that veneers may be the solution for you. Dr. Olga Kandov is a skilled cosmetic dentist who can skillfully transform your smile using precise, custom-made veneers that fit over your natural teeth and mask any and all imperfections. If it sounds too good to be true, we invite you to contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr. Kandov. Allow her to examine your smile and explain the process so you can get started.

Why Choose Us for Porcelain Veneers?

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Digital image of a porcelain veneer going on over a tooth located on the bottom arch

Porcelain veneers are small thin pieces of porcelain that are designed to hide a myriad of tooth imperfections, including:

Veneers are not only stain-resistant, but they are also custom-made to match your natural tooth color, size, and shape so that they blend in with the rest of your smile. It is ultimately up to you as to how many teeth you want to be covered with veneers; however, Dr. Kandov will offer a recommendation as well. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Veneers?

Digital image of gapped teeth located on the bottom arch of teeth

Unsure if you’re eligible to receive veneers? Your cosmetic dentist will provide a full oral examination to determine if veneers will help you achieve the results you desire. Naturally, if you have any common dental problem (i.e. gum disease, tooth decay, cavities), these will need to be addressed before pursuing porcelain veneers.

Once your teeth and oral health are in better condition, Dr. Kandov can begin the process of porcelain veneer placement.

What is the Process for Receiving Veneers?

A woman having a porcelain veneer placed over a tooth located on the top row of teeth

Receiving porcelain veneers requires at least two visits to our office. During your first appointment, Dr. Kandov will examine your smile and offer a recommendation as to which teeth should be covered. If you are satisfied with her suggestion, she will go on to create a personalized treatment plan and explain the entire process.

You can then expect to have your teeth slightly altered. This will include removing a small bit of enamel from the surface of your teeth. You will then have impressions taken of your smile that will be sent off to a dental lab where technicians will begin to create your customized veneers.

After several weeks, you will return to have your finalized restorations put into place. Using a skilled hand and artistic eye, Dr. Kandov will carefully place each veneer to ensure it fully covers the imperfection and creates a natural appearance. Once all veneers are put into place, she will examine the placement and make any necessary changes before allowing you to leave with your new and improved look.

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

An image of a person’s smile, complete with the top row of teeth showing after receiving porcelain veneers

Most people believe porcelain veneers are only for individuals who are rich and famous. While you might see one of your favorite Hollywood stars with brighter, whiter, straighter teeth, it doesn’t mean you can achieve the same type of smile.

Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular solutions available these days and can offer many benefits to individuals looking to improve their smiles.

The most common benefits include:

Veneers Wax-Up

A plaster mold of a mouth that includes artificial teeth

Interested in previewing your final results long before they’re firmly in place? Dr. Kandov is pleased to provide her patients with a diagnostic wax-up. Similar to blueprints for a house, this step enables Dr. Kandov to determine how your final veneers will be created as well as determine how much of your natural tooth structure will need to be removed for effective placement. This additional service makes it possible for you to feel more confident in the investment you’re making to improve the aesthetics of your smile.

What is a Veneer Wax-Up?

When preparing to receive veneers, you can opt to pay extra to have a model of your teeth created that will be used to not only help you physically see the shape and design of your new teeth but also serve as a template for your temporary veneers. Considered the foundation for your cosmetic treatment, you and Dr. Kandov can determine the outcome of your smile’s aesthetics and functionality.

Benefits of a Veneer Wax-Up

While it is an additional cost to receive a veneer wax-up, there are many great benefits that you can expect, such as:

  • The ability to view your new smile before your veneers are ever placed.
  • It is not a rendering on a computer screen but instead, it is a physical representation of your new teeth that you can hold in your hands.
  • It takes the “guessing” out of the process and gives you greater confidence in your investment.
  • If you would like to make changes before approving treatment, a wax-up allows you to do so.
  • The ability for your cosmetic dentist to determine if you are a qualified candidate based on the diagnostic wax-up.
  • Allows for your dentist to make the desired changes (i.e., tooth position, alignment, proportion, etc.) for enhanced aesthetics.

Why See Dr. Kandov?

Unlike other dentists in the area, Dr. Kandov is a skilled cosmetic dental professional who is pleased to provide this unique service. By giving you the ability to see your finalized smile in the early stages of treatment, you can be more integrated into the process. It also allows you to work alongside Dr. Kandov to make adjustments and necessary changes to ensure your new teeth look exactly how you envision them before sending them to a dental laboratory where they will begin to fabricate for your permanent veneers.

Veneers can be extremely complex, especially when it comes to fabricating them. By undergoing a wax-up, you and your cosmetic dentist can have greater confidence that the final results will look and function as planned. Not only does this create a more enjoyable experience for you, the patient, but it also gives Dr. Kandov a better idea of how you foresee your future smile.

If you are interested in receiving a wax-up, make sure to let Dr. Kandov know during your initial consultation. She will retrieve the necessary information and materials to conduct the diagnostic wax-up, helping you to start your journey toward a more beautiful and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Understanding the Cost of Veneers

Cost of veneers

Cosmetic dentistry comes in many forms, but if you’re looking to change your smile to reflect a new and improved appearance, you may desire a more permanent and invasive process. Veneers are unlike other methods of treatment, as they change the size, shape, and color of your teeth, so you’ll want to make sure you’re on board for this permanent solution before committing. Also, the cost of veneers is something you’ll want to consider. Below are some interesting facts about various treatment options and their different price points so you can make the right decision for your smile.

Cost vs. Cosmetic Dentistry: What’s Right for Me?


Before choosing which cosmetic treatment you want to pursue, review the available options Dr. Kandov offers, each with a different price point and capability:

  • Veneers: Veneers can change virtually every aspect of your teeth. From the shape and size to the color, you can achieve a permanent, fully transformed smile in just two appointments. They are, however, much more expensive than most cosmetic treatments.
  • Lumineers: Similar to veneers, these are more lightweight and temporary. You can easily remove them at any time, but they cannot make some of the same structural changes as regular veneers.
  • Dental Bonding: Dental bonding is less invasive, highly affordable, and easy to apply (one appointment), but it does require more frequent replacement over time.
  • Invisalign: Invisalign is an ideal solution if your dental problem is causing issues for your oral health. One of the costlier options for cosmetic treatment, it will also require you to spend several months undergoing treatment. Also, they cannot change the size, shape, or color of your teeth.
  • Teeth Whitening: No matter if you prefer in-office or at-home whitening, you can blast away stains, but you cannot change the size or shape of your teeth. Teeth whitening is very affordable and capable of producing results quickly.

How to Make Veneers Affordable

Woman smiling

Your cosmetic dentist realizes any type of treatment designed to improve aesthetics will not be covered by dental insurance. This is why she offers her Dental Passport Program for uninsured individuals. By paying one flat yearly fee, you can gain access to basic dental care as well as discounts on all types of treatment. It’s a great way to avoid any red tape associated with dental insurance that you would typically endure when seeking other forms of care.

You can also apply for CareCredit. Eligible enrollees can choose between a low or zero interest payment plan and stay within their budget while pursuing a fully transformed smile.

Veneers FAQs

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There are countless ways to transform your smile, but veneers are the only ones that can permanently change the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Because of the process that is required to successfully place these customizable restorations, the decision to choose veneers cannot be reversed. This decision requires some thought and careful consideration. Dr. Kandov wants you to clearly understand the commitment you’re making when opting to improve your appearance with veneers. Review the questions and answers listed below and contact us with any additional inquiries.

Are veneers permanent?

Although they are not technically “permanent” because of the need to have them replaced, they are an irreversible cosmetic solution. The reason is that a small portion of tooth enamel must be removed before adding the bonding agent. Once this enamel is gone, it cannot grow back, so you’ll be required to receive replacement veneers over the years.

Is there anything I can’t eat with veneers?

While you are waiting for your finalized veneers, you’ll be required to wear temporary ones. During this time, you’ll want to avoid anything hard or sticky, such as ice, raw fruits and vegetables, candy, or caramel. Also, be mindful of the types of beverages you are consuming, as those that are dark in color can easily stain your temporary veneers.

Once your permanent veneers are put into place, you can expect to enjoy most foods again. However, it is recommended that you still avoid hard, crunchy foods, and dark-colored beverages, and they can damage and stain your teeth over time. Alcohol consumption should also be limited, as it is known to weaken the bonding material that holds your veneers in place.

How long do veneers last?

In 2012, a study concluded that out of 318 veneers by Beier, nearly 95% lasted five years, 94% lasted 10 years, and 83% lasted 20 years. The average lifespan for these cosmetic restorations is between 10-15 years, but you must remain committed to taking proper care of your smile. The most common reasons that your veneers may not last as long are chips, cracks, and fractures that occur because of a lack of mouth protection.

To ensure your veneers remain in place as long as possible, you’ll want to maintain a good oral hygiene routine while also avoiding hard foods and objects. A protective mouthguard can help if you play sports or engage in outdoor physical activity.

Can you whiten veneers?

Veneers are made from high-quality porcelain in most cases, which means they cannot be whitened. They are not porous like regular tooth enamel, which means that the bleaching agent cannot penetrate veneers. Should they become stained, the only way to fix the problem is to have them shaded or replaced.

Depending on the number of veneers you received, this may cause your remaining teeth to look uneven. The best course of action you can take is to talk to your cosmetic dentist about having your teeth whitened before undergoing veneer placement. This will allow your smile to match beautifully.

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