If you are looking for a fast and functional way to transform the appearance of your smile, porcelain veneers provide immediate aesthetic benefits. Veneers attach to the front of your teeth and conceal a wide range of dental blemishes. The team at Jersey City Dental offers this highly trusted and popular procedure at their offices in Hoboken, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Since veneers are fully customizable, we can address many cosmetic concerns such as cracks or chips to help you create your best smile.
Porcelain veneers can address minor cosmetic issues, such as a discolored tooth.
A Customized Solution
Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain, ceramic, or other materials that are bonded to your dental enamel. This treatment can be used to address teeth that are chipped, discolored, misaligned, or misshapen. Additionally, veneers can provide a long-lasting solution to cosmetic dental issues since they are difficult to stain. With a variety of materials and application methods, our team can plan your treatment as your individual needs demand.
There are two types of porcelain veneers: traditional and no-prep. Traditional veneers require your dentist to alter the shape of your teeth by removing a thin layer of enamel. No-prep veneers are made of a thinner material, meaning your dentist may not need to remove any enamel. However, not all patients qualify for this type of veneer, since they can make teeth appear bulky and do not always address specific cosmetic objectives. Our office also provides LUMINEERS® and minimal-prep veneers. This well-known brand can provide significant aesthetic advantages with strong, lifelike results.
Are You a Candidate?
Good candidates for porcelain veneers are typically looking to address multiple structural or cosmetic issues. This treatment can correct many concerns, including:
- Gaps between teeth
- Minor misalignment
- Irregularly shaped teeth
To quality for veneers, you should be in good periodontal and oral health and be committed to proper oral care and hygiene. Ideally, you will have specific cosmetic goals as well as a sufficient amount of healthy enamel for placement.
The best way to determine your candidacy is to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled cosmetic dentists. During your consultation, we can evaluate your health history, dental health, and the condition of your enamel and recommend a treatment suited to your needs. If you are not a candidate for porcelain veneers, we can offer alternative treatments such as dental bonding or dental crowns.
Personalized Treatment in a Comfortable Setting
Your initial consultation is very important when receiving a treatment as personal as porcelain veneers. You can discuss your cosmetic goals with a dentist at Jersey City Dental to ensure that veneers are the optimal solution for you. Before you make a final decision, we can create a mock-up to show what your smile will look like after treatment.
Your specific treatment plan will depend on which type of veneers you choose. If you choose traditional veneers, your dentist will remove a fine layer of enamel from the front of the teeth. When this step is complete, our team can generate a 3-D picture of your smile using CEREC technology.
It typically takes one to two weeks after your impressions are sent to the lab for the veneers to arrive. If necessary, we can provide a set of temporary veneers to protect your teeth while you wait. Once your veneers are complete, our team will make sure that they meet your expectations and properly fit. This process may require some alterations in size, shape, or color, all of which we can perform on-site.
Immediately before placement, your dentist will apply an acidic solution to your teeth followed by a bonding agent. This process creates a strong base for the veneers. Your dentist can then securely attach your veneers to the front of your teeth. The final application can be completed in a matter of minutes, and there is no recovery time involved.
Few cosmetic dental treatments offer the kind of aesthetic benefits that porcelain veneers produce.
Ensuring Your Veneers Last
On average, veneers last approximately 10 years and may last longer with proper care. Like your natural teeth, veneers are susceptible to damage. If your restoration breaks, carefully store any missing pieces and bring them into our office as soon as possible for repair. You should commit to good oral hygiene regimens, regular dental visits, and a generally healthy lifestyle.
Build a Better Smile
Few cosmetic dental treatments offer the kind of aesthetic benefits that porcelain veneers produce. Contact our office online or call (201) 332-0403 to schedule a consultation and start building a better smile today!