Southern York Smile Care

Porcelain Veneers

Rejuvenate and beautify your smile with the ultimate in esthetic dentistry: exquisite porcelain veneers by Dr. Steven Haywood, Shrewsbury, PA


Enhance your smile with Dr. Haywood, your Shrewsbury, PA dentist

If you find yourself struggling with the appearance of your smile or you’re looking to rejuvenate its vibrance, our natural-looking porcelain veneers may be a great option for you. Porcelain veneers are custom crafted thin ceramic shells that are placed over the surface of your teeth to conceal any cosmetic flaws, but they also will repair and strengthen damaged teeth. They’re made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain artistically hand-crafted to ensure a natural appearance for years to come.

Dr. Haywood is the best cosmetic dentist in our area and finished his cosmetic training in 1996 with the renowned Dr. Larry Rosenthal at NYU. The artistry required to create a new smile with porcelain veneers takes more than new technology. Experience, talent and dedicated time with each patient assures that each smile we create could appear in a professional publication or in your next photo shoot. You will love the way you look! Dr. Haywood’s team of cosmetic dentistry specialists have been working in partnership with him to hand-make all of the custom-made veneers he provides for his patients.

Since 1995 this partnership has allowed us to create some of the most amazing smiles from Baltimore to York , PA and even for Miss USA contestants. In all those years, we have had very few veneers fail, however many people have returned to our dental office to get another set of porcelain veneers that are even whiter than their first set. When you choose to have porcelain veneer treatment you should choose the best dentist in York for the job. We strongly believe that our experience and skill will provide you with the amazing beautiful new smile you are dreaming of.

Dr. Haywood is a dedicated and talented cosmetic dentist who takes the time to create award winning smiles for each of his patients. Affordable dental care is always a concern for patients. Porcelain veneer treatment can be a big investment. Let our friendly dental team work to find a dental budget plan that is right for you. We can also help you get the most out of your dental insurance even with most porcelain veneer treatments.



Many questions may arise when considering cosmetic dentistry - our team helps you navigate through the process of creating porcelain veneers

The entire porcelain veneers process is completed in three treatment appointments. Here’s an overview of what you can look forward to after our thorough dental exam, diagnostic photographs, and x-rays confirm you are a good candidate for this cosmetic dental procedure. Periodontal diseases or decay should be addressed either before or as part of this elective cosmetic treatment. We provided these services for you as well.



At your first appointment, we will thoroughly numb the area we are working in if needed and remove a small amount of the damaged tooth surface and all existing old fillings and decay that we may find. We strive to shape the tooth as little as possible and preserve vital tooth structure. At the same time we must not leave any damage under our new porcelain veneer. If the tooth has damage under the surface, that will be repaired during the process as well. We will eventually make impressions of your teeth preparations, take even more photos, take a registration of your bite, and then make you your first set of “temporary veneers” that are customized to your personal specifications of color and shape. Our team will then send all this data to our master ceramist CK Kim in New York. During the next few weeks we can make changes to your temporary veneers and finalize your choices for color and shape. Your veneers will be first customized by us and then finally made by hand in CK’s dental lab studio. The whole process typically takes from 10 days to four weeks.


Once your customized porcelain veneers are ready, you’ll return to our Shrewsbury office for your second appointment to have a try-in or have them finally bonded in if they are excellent. Our cosmetic dentistry experts will remove the temporary veneers and clean the surfaces of the teeth we are working on. Many will choose to be numb for the process because the teeth can feel cold from water and air as they are installed. We try-in the veneers that have been made and we will get your approval that they meet your expectations. Once you’re satisfied with the shape, color, and how they make you look amazing, we will use a bonding agent and specialized adhesive cements to adhere the veneers to your teeth. There is quite a bit of final polishing and fitting to make them feel and act as your own. We take our time to make sure everything fits and looks exceptionally beautiful. You are now ready to take your new smile out of the office and enjoy them just like your own teeth.
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Porcelain veneers are a great option for any patient looking to enhance their smile. Dr. Haywood and our excellent dental team at Southern York Smile Care can give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of. If you’re ready to achieve all of your smile goals, call our Shrewsbury office at (717) 235-3871 or fill out our convenient online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


A third and important appointment is our finishing and polishing step: we invite all of our cosmetic patients to return to the office after a few weeks for final photos, detailing, bite adjustments, and polishing for the perfect fit and finish. We ask that our clients make time for this appointment so that your veneers are absolutely the best they can be. We will usually give you your protective dental guard at this time as well.


Designed to help you achieve the exceptionally beautiful smile with the enduring strength you deserve, porcelain veneers: for your best smile!

A great smile is an important social asset and healthy teeth provide you confidence to chew and to smile without discomfort or embarrassment. Porcelain veneers are the ultimate solution to the problems we have listed above. Porcelain veneers are conservative of tooth structure and provide strength matching anything we have to offer as cosmetic and restorative dentists. Our holistic dentistry approach strives to do as little as possible to achieve the healthy smile everyone wants and deserves. Responsible dental treatment these days means avoiding aggressive tooth shaping and grinding of healthy tooth structure that may eventually damage and weaken the tooth. Cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers are the ultimate solution for your best smile. Non-invasive dentistry, when possible, is our goal at Southern York Smile Care in Shrewsbury, PA and also in our offices in Baltimore County Maryland.

As well as boosting your confidence and improving your appearance, porcelain veneers can fix a variety of dental problems, such as:

Worn-down teeth

Misaligned, uneven teeth

Discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth

Gaps between teeth

Cracked, chipped, or broken teeth

Teeth that are too small or large



Your new porcelain veneers can last many years with proper care and maintenance

While veneers have a lifetime potential, statistics say they can last on average to 15 to 20 years or more if cared for properly.

To improve the lifespan of your veneers, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines:

Avoid eating hard foods such as ice, candy, popcorn, and nuts

See us for your regular cleanings so that we may maintain our work for you

Refrain from tooth-staining foods and beverages such as red wine, berries, and coffee

Brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse between meals

Do not use your teeth as a tool to open items or chew fingernails

Wear a protective guard regularly at night to hold teeth in place and protect from bruxism

Complete Smile Makeovers, Single Tooth Implants, and Invisalign in Shrewsbury, PA


Complete Smile Makeover

Missing teeth, tooth gaps, and bite dysfunction are quickly resolved with cosmetic dentistry services! Laser teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, dental crowns, bridges, and porcelain veneers are dental solutions to restore your healthy smile. Contact our team to schedule your visit, and we will create a cosmetic dental plan to achieve your ideal smile.

Single Tooth Implant

When one tooth is missing, a dental implant can serve as a total tooth replacement, Instead of the tooth root, Dr. Haywood places a titanium dental implant into the area where the former root used to live. After this heals for about 8 weeks, a post and a crown are custom designed to be placed on your implant that is now strong and secure in your bone. A single tooth implant looks and acts just like one of your own teeth.


Clear aligners are effective, affordable, and much more attractive than traditional orthodontist wire braces. With Invisalign brand clear aligners a straight and more beautiful smile is quickly attainable! At Southern York Smile Care, we offer affordable Invisalign orthodontic treatments with customized clear aligners from Invisalign. Call our dental office and ask about our Invisalign specials.

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Get your questions answered about porcelain veneers in Shrewsbury, PA


How much are veneers for a full mouth?

A complete set of porcelain veneers can range in price depending on the product you choose. They are often similar to the price of a crown. Veneers in our area range from $1400-$2000 per tooth. We provide affordable dental care and payment plans to help you achieve your smile goals at our dental clinic.

Are veneers safe long-term?

Porcelain veneers are safe and long-lasting, making this dental solution a great investment for your oral health.

How long does it take to get veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be made in as little as one week in some circumstances. We normally meet with our patients in consultation, review options, and an appointment is set for preparations of the teeth. In two weeks the porcelain veneers are normally ready and can be inserted by bonding them to your teeth. We don’t ever rush, however, we can meet your needs if a smile makeover has a specific deadline for you.

How much of the tooth is filed down for veneers?

A very small amount of the original tooth enamel is removed to apply veneers, usually less than 1/2 millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the veneer to fit on the tooth and most accurately restore a tooth’s natural appearance without being too bulky. However, minimal or no preparation is a possibility when closing gaps or treating teeth that need to be larger. We can use porcelain that’s extremely thin for no-prep veneers where little or no enamel is removed.

Do veneers ruin your teeth?

Porcelain veneers do not harm your teeth. They are a great alternative and improvement for decayed, broken, or chipped teeth. Compared to dental crowns, porcelain veneers are extremely conservative and just as strong.

Do I need braces before I get veneers?

Veneers cover your teeth and change their appearance. No braces are normally required before placing veneers, however, there are instances where Invisalign clear aligners worn prior to placing veneers will help us create the most beautiful smile and eliminate unnecessary drilling on your teeth. So it CAN be an advantage for some patients.

Do you brush your teeth with veneers?

You can care for your porcelain veneers by brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Proper oral hygiene is essential, even with veneers.

Am I a candidate for porcelain veneers?

There are many reasons why patients choose porcelain veneers, from improving their appearance to correcting dental issues. You’re an ideal candidate for porcelain veneers if you want to cover broken or chipped teeth, even out the appearance of your teeth, conceal teeth that have been fractured, cover stains resistant to whitening agents, or just to have the most glamourous and amazing smile you could ever wish for!