Porcelain Veneers

Brooklyn New York Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers look and feel like your natural teeth, in fact when it comes to tooth replacement there is nothing else like porcelain veneers. For seamless results, each veneer is carefully crafted to match your teeth, smile, and mouth. For Brooklyn New York porcelain veneers, Willoughby Dental offers a detailed approach for proven results. Dr. Trachtenberg treats porcelain veneers as a true art, working with each patient to create the perfect smile.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Dental veneers can change the positioning, color, size, and shape of your natural teeth, and are specially engineered to benefit the look and feel of your smile. Veneers can be made using porcelain or resin. Porcelain is often the top choice because of its stain resistance; in fact porcelain veneers resist stains from things like coffee, smoke, and wine much better than natural teeth. Plus, they reflect light in a way that resembles natural teeth.

People of all ages and backgrounds turn to dental veneers for a large range of reasons. Dental veneers are very versatile, as they can fit over every tooth in your mouth, or just one tooth. Porcelain veneers are an especially popular choice if you are only getting one or two teeth fixed because they can be made to match your other teeth exactly, for flawless results.

Reasons people commonly get dental veneers include:

  • Improperly shaped or aligned teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Worn down teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

Porcelain Dental Veneers Procedure

The decision to get porcelain dental veneers doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a process that starts with a basic dental examination to ensure your teeth are suited for veneers. Since veneers offer so many options and solutions for dental concerns, you want to communicate your dream smile to your cosmetic dentist in order to guarantee results that you love.

A couple of weeks prior to your procedure, molds of your teeth are formed and sent to the medical laboratory where veneers are made to match accordingly. Veneers should be ready within a week or two, during which time there is always the option to wear a temporary dental veneer.

Once your one-of-a-kind veneers arrive, Dr. Trachtenberg carefully inspects them side by side with your teeth to ensure they are just right, including shape and size.

If all looks perfect, the veneer bonding process basically goes as follows:

-Around ½ millimeter of natural tooth enamel is removed, about the equivalent thickness of veneers
-The tooth is cleaned and polished
-Special etching process makes the tooth surface rough so that veneers can better adhere.
-Special cement is applied to teeth so that the veneer sticks into place
-Once the veneer is positioned just right, a special light beam is applied over the surface, causing the cement to dry quickly.
-Excess cement is removed
-Final adjustments are made, including fit and color of veneers

Porcelain Veneers Cost & Maintenance

Recovery time for porcelain veneers is very limited, in fact the day of your procedure you can return to work, but only if you do not undergo anesthesia. Immediately after you might notice some sensitivity, but within 24 hours you should feel normal.

You will care for your dental veneers the same way that you do your natural teeth. Good brushing and flossing habits paired with regular dental exams and professional cleanings will help prolong the life of your veneers.

Porcelain veneers grant you the perfect smile with little to no pain, although you might be concerned how much these high quality veneers cost. Porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic dental treatment and so dental insurance does not typically cover the associated expenses. Veneers are charged per-tooth and so one tooth is going to cost less than a whole mouth of teeth. Porcelain veneers can cost more than other types of veneers but they last twice as long, around 10 to 15 years.

New York’s Best Dental Veneers

At Willoughby Dental we provide superior Brooklyn New York dental veneers for the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of! To learn more about your options for dental veneers, call us today at (718) 395-9105.