Smile Culture offers cosmetic dentistry and veneers using the most advanced techniques and hand-painted porcelain. The result is a beautiful and natural look that complements your facial structure and enhances your appearance. Each patient benefits from a personalized approach that includes a personal consultation, exam and individually-tailored treatment plan.
With a specialized practice focused on cosmetic dentistry, veneers and smile makeovers, Dr. Harshil Boghara focuses on optimal oral health and gorgeous outcomes. He carefully considers each patient’s bone structure, goals, existing teeth, gender, age, health and concerns before offering treatment plan options. The patient is involved each step of the way to ensure beautiful teeth and an authentic smile.
Smile Culture offers convenient locations throughout Philadelphia. The modern and attractive offices give our patients a calm and comfortable place to relax before, during and after their dental procedures. The entire Smile Culture team is dedicated to offering the most innovative and enjoyable cosmetic dental experience in the Philadelphia area.
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During your consultation, you will discuss your goals and determine your dream smile’s color and shape with our Clinical Director. At this time, we will also review fees and what to expect at your in-office appointments.BOOK A CONSULTATION
Dr. Harshil Boghara is a premier cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia. His unique combination of advanced training, technical skill, superior outcomes and commitment to a comfortable patient experience have elevated him to rank among the top cosmetic dentists in the region. In fact, Dr. Boghara has been voted by his peers as a Top Dentist in Philadelphia for the past two years.
A passion for smile transformations helps Dr. Boghara create healthy, beautiful smiles every day. Using the highest quality, custom porcelain veneers, he is able to fully transform his patients' smiles, helping them to feel more attractive and confident. Many patients travel across the country to benefit from Dr. Boghara’s expertise and beautiful outcomes.
At Smile Culture, the patient is involved each step of the way. In the initial examination, Dr. Boghara evaluates the dental issues and listens to patient concerns and smile goals. After understanding the patient’s needs and diagnosing the dental issues, he offers treatment options, ensuring the patient is fully informed to make the best possible decision for their perfect smile.
Dr. Boghara is trained and certified in multiple areas of dentistry. He graduated from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In addition, he pursued advanced training in aesthetic procedures, porcelain veneers and dental implants. He has served as an adjunct professor of dentistry at Temple University and oversees the continuing education and advanced clinical training for Smile Culture dentists.
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At our initial consultation, we will examine your teeth and discuss your goals. Based on your diagnosis and preferences, we will together determine a game plan and review costs and financing options. If you are ready to move forward, we take photos and offer a virtual design to preview your new smile and see what types of changes are possible. At this appointment we will also complete a digital scan that is sent to our expert veneer technicians.
Before you arrive, we will receive a wax-up or physical model from the lab that shows planned restorations in wax on a cast of your existing teeth. This model shows how the veneers will be applied to achieve an optimal look and function. Dr. Boghara will use the wax up to create temporary veneers.
During this appointment, Dr. Boghara will prepare your teeth and place temporary veneers. He will trim a small amount of enamel during this appointment, if required. You will leave our office with a new smile. At the appointment and during the week following, you have an opportunity to communicate any adjustments or modifications that need to be incorporated into your permanent veneers.
We make final adjustments, clean your teeth, and place your permanent veneers! You leave with a great smile and newfound confidence.
Porcelain Veneers are a thin shell of durable, high-quality ceramic material that is individually designed and permanently adhered to each tooth for a natural look. The high-quality veneers used by Smile culture are made of hand-layered porcelain and are exclusively crafted for the most beautiful and natural appearance. Porcelain veneers often allow the dentist to preserve the majority of the existing tooth structure while achieving long-lasting smile rejuvenation.
We use high-quality feldspathic porcelain for veneers because it is a highly translucent, appealing material for restorations that offers the most natural appearance. The material is fabricated with the traditional veneering porcelain powder and liquid brush buildup technique. Our veneers are created in the top aesthetic veneer laboratory in New York. All these factors ensure an optimal result, but they also increase the cost of our veneers. Smile Culture veneers typically run about $1,750 a tooth and can be paid for upfront or through monthly financing. Smile Culture Dental financing starts at $178 per month for porcelain veneers.
We consider veneers a long-term solution, but they are not permanent. In the industry, 10 years is considered a successful veneer lifespan, but they can be worn for 20 or 30 years. It is possible for veneers to chip or wear down like a natural tooth. The color of a veneer never fades however the tooth can discolor over time, and as gums will shrink they may not look as age appropriate. Patients may return to replace them for a more refreshed look. It is important to note, veneers will last longer if they are taken care of properly with the recommended dental hygiene and minimal teeth grinding.
Veneers can chip if patients grind their teeth or encounter irregular trauma to an area, just like natural teeth. It is extremely unlikely with our special bonding techniques for a patient’s veneers to ever fall off. To date, we have never encountered veneer de-bonding.
The training and experience of a cosmetic dentist is a good way to evaluate their credentials. It is important to see recent continuing education focused on veneers and cosmetic dentistry. Additionally, it is helpful to learn about the veneer material and laboratory location. Finally, take into consideration the provider’s accolades and awards.
Veneers are a newer method of cosmetic dentistry that only covers the front surface of your tooth. The installation process is not as invasive as crowns because the preparation leaves more of your original tooth intact. Veneers are a great choice for most cosmetic restorations
Search engine inquiries of veneers display a variety of temporary veneer products that are labeled as “pop-on”, “press-on” or “snap-on” veneers. These are off-the-shelf products that can be applied to temporarily cover teeth. Permanent veneers have very little in common with these products. First, the temporary solutions are a set of teeth that are applied for a few hours while custom porcelain veneers are professionally placed to last for years. Second, the temporary products are purely cosmetic and do not accommodate normal activities like eating. Permanent veneers allow all normal daily activities. Finally, the temporary products are a set of veneers that are installed as a unit and do not account for facial structure, existing tooth shape or any factors that get careful consideration when designing custom veneers. Custom veneers are individually designed and placed on each tooth to ensure the best possible look.
One of the best things about veneers is they can transform your smile in just a few weeks. Our standard process involves three appointments over three weeks. Imagine how excited you will be to show off your new look!
In many cases, preparation and application does not require numbing. There is often little pain and only minimal soreness for a day or two following preparation and placement. In some cases, more preparation work is required, and we will numb the mouth. We focus on providing an easy process that is as minimally invasive and pain-free as possible.