If your smile is affected by chips, cracks, discoloration, or another cosmetic concern, a set of customized porcelain veneers can transform your smile. Crafted from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers conceal imperfections to provide a wide range of benefits. At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist in Staten Island, NY, Drs. Alex and Jason Hecht can design and place highly lifelike porcelain veneers to completely transform your smile. This solution is among the most natural-looking cosmetic dentistry treatments available.
Explore Your Candidacy
Candidates for porcelain veneers are in good oral health and looking to address cosmetic issues with their smile, such as:
- Worn teeth
If these issues are severe, you may require restorative treatment such as crowns or orthodontics. Meanwhile, if you have certain oral health conditions, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or a dental infection, they must be resolved before moving ahead with any cosmetic dentistry treatment.
Planning Your Treatment
During your initial consultation, your dentist can assess your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for veneers. At this time, you can discuss your concerns and cosmetic goals. He may recommend an alternative cosmetic treatment that is more appropriate for you, such as teeth whitening or Invisalign®. On the other hand, combining veneers with a treatment such as teeth whitening may be the best way to achieve your goals. Often, patients will undergo a preliminary whitening treatment, and the veneers are then matched to the enhanced shade of the surrounding teeth to create a smile that is not only symmetrical, but also brighter and healthier-looking.
Preparation and Placement
When you are ready to begin treatment, your dentist will likely prepare your smile by removing a thin layer of enamel from the teeth being treated. This process ensures that the veneers will not protrude, but look natural among surrounding teeth. The amount of enamel removed depends on the size and shape of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are a highly versatile treatment that can enhance several dimensions of your smile at once.
Once your teeth are prepared, we will take impressions. We will then send the impressions to a trusted dental laboratory. It can take a few weeks for your veneers to be fabricated. During this time, your dentist may fit you with temporary veneers to protect your teeth.
When your porcelain veneers are complete, you will return to our office for final placement. Your dentist will check the appearance and shape of the veneers and make any necessary adjustments. If you are satisfied with the result, he will bond the veneers to the front of your teeth for a fully transformed smile.
Transform Your Appearance
Porcelain veneers are a highly versatile treatment that can enhance several dimensions of your smile at once. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, a set of dental veneers from the team at Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist may be the answer. To learn more about veneers and the other cosmetic dentistry services we provide, contact our office online or call us at (718) 705-4434 today.