When Staten Island Dental Care patients seek cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a popular option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very heavy-duty porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and new surface. It improves the appearance of the visible portion of your tooth instantly.
Porcelain veneers can fix many minor to moderate issues, including the size, shape, and color of your teeth. Gaps between teeth can be filled, as well as the lengthening or shortening of teeth to complete your attractive smile.
Before veneers or any other procedure, you will need a consultation with us. You should consider what you do not like about your smile and ascertain how you want it improved. Veneers may not be prime for you. Other cosmetic dental procedures are available that may be a better fit for the aspects you wish to change.
We will also discuss both types of veneers: traditional veneers and prepless veneers. Before a traditional veneer is put on the tooth, we first remove a thin layer of enamel. Enamel cannot be replaced, which is one reason this procedure is permanent.
The second treatment is called ‘no-prep’ or ‘prepless.’ With this type, enamel removal is commonly not required. When no enamel is removed, the treatment can be reversible. However, this procedure has specific criteria.
Moreover, it is possible to use both types of veneers for multiple teeth, depending on the condition of each tooth.
We will help you evaluate your unique needs and advise you on how to reach your goals. Once we have created a dental plan, we will work with a laboratory and dental team to assure everything is carried out as discussed.
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