New Teeth for a New You
Transforming smiles with adaptive porcelain veneers, R+R Dental in Hicksville, NY provides thorough care that corrects a range of cosmetic dental flaws. Achieve a new and improved smile through proper fitting and application, and enjoy functional teeth that look flawless.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Veneers are a solution for minor cosmetic flaws in your teeth. Patients with overall discoloration of teeth, minor chips or cracks that do not impact function, or a mouthful of slightly crooked teeth all benefit from the application of veneers.
Porcelain cap-like structures are an overlay placed over your existing teeth. The thin porcelain material covers and protects the teeth while adding an unblemished and stain-free façade. Beyond looks, your set of veneers protects damaged teeth and prevents future chipping or breakage.
Once you receive your set of porcelain veneers, they can last between ten and fifteen years with routine oral hygiene. Brushing and flossing as normal, plus visiting your dentist regularly, will keep your new teeth beautiful for years. High quality materials and bonding agents mean your beautiful smile won’t fade!
Because veneers permanently bond to your teeth, they offer protection and a visually appealing update to your teeth. As long as you have healthy tooth enamel, you may be an ideal candidate for this type of cap. Because the application of veneers requires slight enamel removal from the surface of your teeth, it’s important that the existing teeth are healthy enough to withstand minor preparation.
Who Can Use Porcelain Veneers?
Anyone whose teeth are reasonably healthy but also have visible imperfections is a good candidate for this treatment. People who have marked discoloration due to fluoride overdose or early exposure to harmful drugs can improve the appearance of their entire mouths with veneer application.
For those with chipped or otherwise damaged teeth, veneers restore the original perfection of their teeth with an added layer of protection against future damage. Compared to tooth whitening, they deliver a longer lasting brilliance that resists staining.
Overall, the application of veneers is a minor procedure, particularly when compared to more invasive smile restoration methods such as straightening, whitening, crowns, and implants. In general, porcelain caps are less expensive than those surgical or invasive tooth repair solutions.
While veneers are a helpful solution for many people who experience cosmetic tooth conditions, they are not a cure-all for every tooth problem. People with advanced decay will not avoid fillings or root canals by applying porcelain casings, and people with severely crooked or impacted teeth may not benefit either. The best way to learn more about your personal dental needs is to consult with your dentist and go over past dental records.
What is the Process for Applying Veneers?
An initial consultation with Dr. Richer or Dr. Rivera to go over the entire process of porcelain veneer application will provide you with an overview of what to expect. Through studying your past dental history, as well as performing an initial exam, the professionals at R+R Dental will recommend a suitable course of action. Once you and your dentist develop a plan of action for implementing your new smile, diagnostic imaging and impressions help to establish your needs.
Temporary coverings will protect your prepared teeth, and an appointment for adhering the newly created porcelain veneers will soon follow. They feature ceramic, a durable yet thin material similar in appearance to natural teeth. Each set of veneers uniquely fits the patient, thanks to digital imaging and technological advances that allow your dentist to model the porcelain coverings after your existing teeth.
That follow-up appointment will involve fitting and adhering the veneers to your existing teeth. Depending on the amount of preparation required, you may undergo the entire fitting process without requiring anesthesia. A close fit is important since the porcelain overlays should feel like natural teeth and function the same way.
For patients whose teeth need extensive preparation, the process of getting the teeth ready to receive this treatment may feel uncomfortable. In these instances, pain relief may help you to relax. Addressing your individual needs, as well as your personal tolerance to discomfort, is the primary goal of R+R Dental staff and dentists.
An adjustment period between a few days to a few weeks may follow your porcelain veneer fitting. During this transition time, you will grow accustomed to your new teeth, and learn to love your smile once again.
Contact R+R Dental for a consultation to find out more about porcelain veneers and whether they are right for you.