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When to Consider Porcelain Veneers

New York Metropolitan Area & Connecticut patients who are interested in cosmetic procedures may feel overwhelmed at the number of choices available to them. There are many treatments that can be used to address common imperfections of the teeth and gums, so an education on options is best. Patients are welcome to connect with the team at Dental365 in the state of New York and Connecticut to discuss solutions such as porcelain veneers.

What is a porcelain veneer?

Imperfections of the smile can be addressed with porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin facings that are custom made for a patient by a dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of the tooth, which in most cases is an anterior tooth. This covers problems such as:

  • Permanent staining
  • Chipped/cracked teeth
  • Unusually shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Misaligned teeth

Why choose porcelain veneers?

There are many reasons why patients may discuss placing porcelain veneers with their dentist. These restorations have advantages over alternative treatments such as dental composite resin bonding. Porcelain veneers are natural-looking and fabricated to each patient’s needs and smile appearance. Unlike composite resin bonding, porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and will not discolor over time.

What can I expect from the placement of porcelain veneers?

The first step in placing porcelain veneers is determining candidacy. Patients will book an appointment with one of our dentists at Dental365 to undergo an evaluation of their smile. At this appointment, the dentist will review multiple parameters which play into the goal of providing the patient with the ideal esthetic and functional result. If it is deemed an appropriate treatment, a plan will be presented to the patient. Then, preparations are completed, which require the dentist to remove a thin portion of enamel from the front of the tooth. This is where the veneer is placed. Impressions are made and sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the veneer. Within a few weeks, the final veneer will arrive in the office and the patient can return for placement.

Ready to discuss porcelain veneers with your dentist?

Contact one of our Cosmetic Locations today to schedule a consultation or call (844) 365-DENTAL to work with one of our providers at over thirty locations throughout the state of New York and Connecticut. We are here to help patients with general, cosmetic, and restorative dental procedures that can improve the health and beauty of their smiles. We invite new patients and families into our facility for comprehensive care.

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