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Smile again with beautiful new veneers by Philadelphia, PA dentist

Smile Again with New Veneers in Philadelphia area

Dr. David Spilkia of Philadelphia, PA is a dentist excited to offer patients ways to enhance their smiles. When imperfections impact the appearance of the smile, as well as a patient’s self-confidence, patients may feel as though they must hide their smile from others or avoid laughing or talking with their friends and family. However, patients who want to smile again can do so with new porcelain veneers by our dentist, Dr. David Spilkia.

What are porcelain veneers?

Many imperfections of the smile can be improved with porcelain veneers. This is because porcelain veneers are aesthetic solutions that are created to bond over the front of the teeth. They disguise a wide range of issues including:

  • Gaps between teeth
  • Permanent staining
  • Chips or breaks
  • Unusual shape and size
  • Misalignment

The veneers are very thin and are custom-made with porcelain. Porcelain closely mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel to ensure the results are as beautiful as possible. The dentist creates the veneers to match the existing, so they not only look natural but as if they are just a part of the smile! Our team pays close attention to the appearance of restorations to ensure seamless integration.

Who is a candidate for porcelain veneers?

Most adult patients are great candidates for porcelain veneers. However, the smile needs to be healthy and free from decay and disease. During a consultation appointment, x-rays may be taken to evaluate the smile as a whole and determine if any treatments need to be done before placing porcelain veneers. It is important that patients understand that the natural structure underneath the veneer is still susceptible to developing issues such as decay, so continued evaluations twice a year are strongly encouraged.

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How is a veneer made and placed?

First, patients consult with their dentist to determine if they are candidates for the placement of porcelain veneers. Once patients have decided to move ahead with veneers, they will schedule a preparatory appointment. During this visit, the dentist will file down the front of the teeth being covered with veneers. This ensures that the veneer does not add unwanted bulk to the teeth. Impressions are made and used to create a veneer that fits perfectly over the treated tooth. Porcelain veneers are fabricated at a dental laboratory offsite using these impressions and specific instructions from Dr. David Spilkia regarding the final size, shape, and color of the veneers. Patients return to the practice when the veneers are complete to have their new restorations bonded onto the teeth using unique dental bonding materials. The smile is then perfect!

How long do porcelain veneers last?

How long do porcelain veneers last in Philadelphia area

Most patients who take proper care of their smile after the placement of porcelain veneers can expect them to last ten years or longer. This requires patients to brush and floss after every meal, visit the dentist at least twice a year for evaluations, and to take great care in protecting their veneers from damage. This means avoiding chewing on hard objects such as ice and wearing a mouthguard at night if patients have bruxism. Bruxism can cause clenching and grinding during one’s sleep that can wear on the natural teeth as well as restorations, causing breakage and requiring replacement.

What are alternatives to porcelain veneers?

There are a few alternatives to porcelain veneers that patients can consider. Patients who want to address misaligned teeth or gaps between teeth may want to consider orthodontic treatment. Patients who have staining may wish to find out if professional teeth whitening services can assist. Additionally, any patients who have breakage or shaping concerns may also want to ask about the use of composite resin bonding, which can provide same-day results but will not last as long as a veneer. All these options can be discussed during a consultation with Dr. David Spilkia.

Schedule an evaluation today

If you are ready to learn more about the use of porcelain veneers to enhance your smile, connect with Dr. David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to discuss your needs. We are committed to helping new and existing patients in achieving the smiles of their dreams with today’s advanced cosmetic dentistry solutions. Book your visit by calling (267) 463-2777 and visiting at 7052-56 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews By G. Parker

    David Spilkia Family and Cosmetic Dentistry There are many things that set Dr. David Spilkia's practice apart from the rest from the rest. At David Spilkia, DMD, Dr. David Spilkia builds personal relationships with his patients, the staff is all warm and inviting, and the office and equipment is bright, shiny and new. They offer Saturday alternately too, and he is very accommodating in general. All in all, a very customer care focused practice, which is lacking pretty much everywhere else. Everyone at David Spilkia, DMD, here in Philadelphia, PA is so nice!

  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Charles B

    Dr. Spilkia here in Philadelphia is an honest, reliable and extra friendly cosmetic dentist. Dr. Spilkia is a consummate professional. He is caring, concerned and extremely capable. The work he has done on my teeth has been efficient and painless.

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Tony F.

    Dr. Spilkia here in Philadelphia is an honest, reliable and extra friendly cosmetic dentist. Dr. Spilkia is a consummate professional. He is caring, concerned and extremely capable. The work he has done on my teeth has been efficient and painless.

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Nancy R.

    Dr. David Spilkia is the best cosmetic dentist I've ever had. . He is very friendly and positive, makes you feel comfortable during your appointment and explains everything he is doing. Everyone at David Spilkia, DMD here in Philadelphia, PA is so nice!

    Nancy R.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Mario R.

    I finally found a great cosmetic dentist here in Philadelphia, PA. I really appreciate how friendly and attentive the office staff is. More dentists should learn from the way patients are treated here in David Spilkia, DMD.

    Mario R.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Betty

    I'm 42 years old, and have always been afraid of the dentist, until I came here they made me feel welcome and everybody was so understanding and helpful. they did an amazing job with my teeth and Im so happy now. thank you Dr. David Spilkia and staff for taking the time with me and for been so nice to me.

    Betty
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Google User

    Greatest Dentist, not kidding. When they say Gentle Dentist, this is the practice you want to go to. Dr. Spilkia is wonderful and his staff is extremely professional, helpful, and go out of their way to make sure that you feel comfortable! I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone! I already do and have been a patient of his for 12 years!

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Renee

    I have had such a beautiful experience with Dr. Spilikia staff. They are compassionate and very sensitive to me and my fears. Dr. Spilkia is such a wonderful Dentist. I've been with Dr. Spilkia for a little more than 3 years, and it is always a pleasant visit. Dr. Spilkia and his staff are the best. If you have any phobias of going to the dentist, you have to choose Dr. David Spolkia and his staff, they are so wonderful.

    Renee
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Google User

    It's my first time giving a star rating to a dentist but I did like this one. I've been searching for a dentist and found the cleaning to be painful and some locations as they tend to just rip your gums apart. I'd recommend this office because the ladies here treat you like a family member and the place is immaculate (however one spells immaculalte - english isn't my major). anyway, I travel 4-hours from Maryland to Philadelphia just to see this dentist because he's just that good. I'm not kidding. If there were ten stars, then he'd get all ten...anyway before I ramble on and on, I've got to drive back to Maryland so just drop by and the ladies here will help. p.s. they are not hard on the eyes either.

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Google User

    I have never reviewed a medical professional before, but Dr. David Spilkia is the best cosmetic dentist here in Philadelphia, PA ;( and I've had at least 10 dentists in my lifetime). I've been with him for about 1.5 years now so I feel comfortable recommending him.

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  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by S. Mcgovern

    Thank you Dr. Spilkia for your caring professional services.In my last visit I spent almost 3 hours as you preformed a root canal and made my new crown. I would never have believed a person could actually nap through a root canal!

    S. Mcgovern
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Susan M.

    Experienced dentist, efficient staff, and comfortable decor. Have been a client of Dr. Spilkia for some years now. Their location is top-notch and Dr. Spilkia will always come to give his professional opinion.

    Susan M.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Joseph C.

    Staff is very nice, dentist is great. Facility is very clean and state of the art. Such a positive experience. I am very happy and highly recommend this office.

    Joseph C.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by S. Moody

    The best experience I have ever had at a dentist! No pain! Knowledgeable staff! Very gentle! Dr. Spilkia is the best cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia,PA!!

    S. Moody
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Clinton M.

    Once they say Cosmetic Dentist, this is actually the practice you need to visit. Dr. Spilkia is wonderful and the employees are very professional, useful, and walk out their method to make certain that you simply feel at ease! I'd certainly recommend this practice to anybody!

    Clinton M.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Patti S.

    I went to Dr. David Spilkia for invisalign and it has been a great experience. He works very precisely, thoughtfully and his office is spotless. Highly professional, only uses clean new equipment, careful and thoughtful.... basically everything you'd wish your dentist to be! If you're looking for a cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia, PA - look no further!

    Patti S.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by M. Mccormick

    Dr. David Spilkia here in Philadelphia, PA has an amazing eye for detail. His work is tasteful, subtle, thorough, and customized. I wanted a perfect smile but I didn't want it to look fake or obvious. I'm so, so happy with everything, and I got that natural, straight smile I was hoping for. I like that his approach is smart, modern, personalized, and efficient. He knows exactly what he's doing and he's up on everything. He takes his time with me and gives me my best options. He's also just a super nice person. Can't recommend him highly enough - he's truly an awesome cosmetic dentist!! PS the view from his office is outstanding!!

    M. Mccormick
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by A.Chandler

    When I came to Dr. David Spilkiaメs dental office here in Philadelphia, PA two days ago I discovered that visiting a dentist can be very pleasurable experience!!!! Honestly, Dr. Spilkia is the most professional and charming cosmetic dentist Iメve ever met in my life. The waiting time didn't exceed 15 min, the staff at David Spilkia, DMD was very professional and caring, and the overall office atmosphere was friendly and relaxing. Dr. Spilkia was just amazing - nice, funny, caring, patient, and super professional. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends!

    A.Chandler
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Brent P.

    Dr. David Spilkia and his staff always have the patient's interest in mind, which is a special quality in this city of Philadelphia. David Spilkia, DMD, is excellent at what they do and the passion is quite evident. I've been impressed with his knowledge of dentistry, his staying on the cutting edge of technology within the profession, and his attention to detail when it comes to giving the patients high-quality service. This dentist and his team are dedicated and obviously love their work and the people that seek out their expertise. Terrific office!

    Brent P.
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by A. Mills

    I may be a little biased since Dr Spilkia is a close friend of mine; however he is the best dentist here in Philadelphia, PA I've ever had. I grew up with a phobia of dentists, but when he became a dentist many years ago, my fears quickly subsided thanks to his chair side manner. He has you feeling comfortable from the minute you step in. He is the only dentist I know of who actually phones you the day following major dental work to see how you're doing. Aside from being a great dentist, he really cares.

    A. Mills
  • Rating: 5 Five Star Reviews by Doyle J.

    My entire family loves going to the dentist. Especially in a big city like Philadelphia, it can be stressful and confusing. Dr. Spilkia and his team are the best and SO gentle!

    Doyle J.
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